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The Corvallis Clinic Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in Corvallis, Oregon

Summary:

The Ophthalmic Assistant generates important preliminary information to be used by the ophthalmologist; reviews patient status and performs medical tests. Supports the Mission, Vision, Values of The Corvallis Clinic.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Will participate and maintain a culture within The Corvallis Clinic that is consistent with the content outlined in the Service and Behavioral Standards Handbook. To this end, employee will be expected to read, have familiarity, and embrace the principles contained within.

  2. Direct patient flow and prepare patients for exams.

  3. Facilitate collection of all necessary information required for patient visits. Accurately record pertinent information in the EHR and ensure necessary patient care documentation is processed and done so in a timely manner.

  4. Accept and return patient phone calls in a timely manner, as per provider direction, with accurate documentation.

  5. Assist providers with clinical procedures as directed per national standards of practice.

  6. Improve the quality of care through continuing education and self-evaluation of the effectiveness of care. This includes attendance and participation in most in-services/department meetings, and remaining current on clinic/department policies and procedures.

  7. Proactively monitor provider schedules for accuracy.

Education/Licensure/Experience:

Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED).

Current certification as COA

Current BLS Certification

Knowledge and Skills:

• Ability to work well with providers, clinical staff and patients

• Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a busy, fast-paced environment while maintaining quality of work

Position Specific Requirements:

Is able to take an ocular and systemic history and accurately record visual acuity and perform refractometry, tonometry, visual fields.

Administer topical ophthalmic or oral medications under the direction of the physician.

Assists with in-office procedures ensuring proper informed consent is obtained, sets up and cleans up from procedures.

Perform advanced ophthalmic procedures.

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