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RETINA (OPHTHALMOLOGY) ASSISTANT

Company: Blessing Hospital
Location: Quincy
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Blessing Health System is required to implement the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule. Based on this rule, all people who work in one of our designated health care facilities (except for those who work 100% remote and Denman Linen staff) must receive either one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine prior to starting employment at Blessing Health System. JOB SUMMARYThis position is responsible for providing direct patient care to patients under the supervision of a Physician / Advanced Practice Nurse / Physician Assistant in a clinic setting. Under the direction and supervision of the medical provider the Retina Ophthalmology Assistant is to carry out any duties delegated and requested by the medical provider including but not limited to obtaining patient histories, ophthalmologic images with or without intravenous contrast, administering medications, assisting with procedures, and educating patients. This position may require providing services to one or more age populations, including neonate through geriatric, in a manner that demonstrates an understanding of the functional/developmental age of the individual served. This position requires full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of Blessing Physician Services and Blessing Corporate Services. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values while supporting the strategic plan, goals, and direction of Performance Improvement Process and Patient Safety Plan.JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation/Training/Experience:+ REQUIRED: + High School graduate or equivalent.+ Excellent written and communication skills+ 2 years retinal or ophthalmic experience preferred+ Ophthalmology Technician Certification or able to attain certification within 1 year of hire+ PREFERRED: + Possess a current Illinois LPN/RN license and/or any other LPN state license that employee is required to work+ License/Certifications/Special Requirements: + Ophthalmology Technician Certification or able to attain certification within 1 year of hire+ Certified in American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care provider (CPR) upon hire+ Completion of the 12 Medical Terminology CBL's within the first 3 months of hire+ Completion of "Injection Administration" training and competency within the first month.+ Knowledge of checking blood pressure+ Pay Status: + NON-EXEMPT HOURLY EEO Statement: Blessing Health System provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blessing Health System complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Blessing Health System expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Blessing Health System's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. IND1

Keywords: Blessing Hospital, Springfield , RETINA (OPHTHALMOLOGY) ASSISTANT, Other , Quincy, Illinois

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