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Ophthalmic Assistant Float (36 hrs/wk)

Company: Springfield Clinic
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for functioning as an assistant to an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, providing basic direct patient care and performing pre-testing of patients.
Job Relationships
Reports directly to the Operations Manager.
Principal Responsibilities


  • Perform a variety of visual acuity testing, pupillary evaluation and diagnostic tests. Administer eye medications and irrigating solutions under the supervision of the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist.
  • Obtain basic medical history and chief complaint from patients including past ocular, medical, family and social history utilizing the Eye Institute's electronic medical record system.
  • Order ocular testing. Perform basic diagnostic skills and testing, which may include manual/auto lensometry, VEP testing, pachymetry, keratometry, visual fields, contact lens instruction, tonometry and fundus photography.
  • Clean and stock exam rooms and nursing station. Complete order forms for replenishment of supplies.
  • Comply with the Springfield Clinic incident reporting policy and procedures.
  • Adhere to all OSHA and Springfield Clinic training & accomplishments as required per policy.
  • Provide excellent customer service and adhere to Springfield Clinic's Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    Education/Experience
    High school diploma required.
    Licenses/Certificates

    • CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines required within 30 days of hire.
    • Ability to take and pass a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant examination within the first two years of employment.

      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

      • Possess general medical knowledge. A basic understanding of ocular anatomy and diseases, familiarity with ophthalmic medications, contact lenses and glasses preferred.
      • General knowledge of medical equipment and instrument maintenance and calibration.

        Working Environment
        Medical clinic environment.
        PHI/Privacy Level
        HIPAA1

Keywords: Springfield Clinic, Springfield , Ophthalmic Assistant Float (36 hrs/wk), Human Resources , Springfield, Illinois

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