Ophthalmology Assistant

Job Number 69732
Posted 2/11/2020
Account Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Retinology
Location |ME| EMMC Healthcare Mall - Union St. - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 8:00-4:30
Job Details
Job Summary: Perform technical workup and ophthalmic procedures; interview patients; prepare charts for clinic visits as well as preparatory paperwork for surgical procedures.

Brief list of duties to include but not limited to:
  • Initial patient work up
  • Perform patient testing as directed by physician (s): Tonometry, Fundus Photography, GDX, Refraction, and Visual Fields.
  • Obtain and document patient history
  • Assist Ophthalmologist in all aspects of vision evaluation and treatment performing vision check, basic history, medication review, administering drops, etc.
  • Provides patient education/instruction (e.g. Glaucoma, Pre and Post Op surgical Instructions, Testing, Medications, Lid Hygiene, Drop Technique, etc.) as appropriate.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Current Certification in Ophthalmic Assisting or obtained within 1 year of hire is preferred.
  • Ophthalmic photography skills
  • Phlebotomy skills (after obtaining competency)
  • IV certified in accordance with EMMC IV Patient Care Directive within 1 year of hire

Other skills required:
  • CPR certified or must obtain certification within 6 months of hire
  • Mature and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Physical Requirements: Flexibility, dexterity, visual acuity, hearing acuity, able to work sitting at work station, using keyboard, working in front of a video display monitor, moderate walking throughout facility. Light lifting of files and manuals, some bending to file.

Working Environment: Works indoors under normal office working conditions


Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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