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Ophthalmic Assistant/Medical Assistant - Bellevue - On Call

Company: Kaiser
Location: Renton
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patients eye health status and needs for eye care.
  • Clinic only - History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions.
  • Phone only - Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources.
  • Clinical Exam (clinic only)
  • Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation.
  • Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction.
  • Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments.
  • Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards.
  • Clinic - Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses .
  • Appointing:
  • Clinic - May check-in or make follow up appointments.
  • Phone - Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • N/A
      • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
        License, Certification, Registration
        • Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 2 months of hire
          • Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate required at hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personel in Opthomology
            • Basic Life Support required at hire
              Additional Requirements:
              • Customer service skills.
              • Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; Keyboarding skills.
              • General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases, ocular emergencies, and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control.
                Preferred Qualifications:
                • Experience working with contact lens patients and products.
                • Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry practice.
                • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic assistant or allied health professional program.
                  Job Schedule:
                  Job Category: Clinical Support, Medical Assistant

Keywords: Kaiser, Renton , Ophthalmic Assistant/Medical Assistant - Bellevue - On Call, Healthcare , Renton, Washington

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