Ophthalmic Assistant
MCG Health System - Augusta, GA

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**New**Ophthalmic Assistant works in a technical position that assists the Ophthalmologist in various ophthalmic examinations and the operation the operation of a variety of equipment including a lensometer, tonometer, automatic refractor and test charts. The results obtained assist with diagnosing patient's conditions to determine eyeglass prescription, intraocular pressure, and visual acuity. Primary responsibilities include patient care assessment, performance of specialized procedures, patient education, supporting and communicating with medical procedures, patient education, supporting and communicating with medical staff, maintenance of equipment and supplies, environment and security. Other responsibilities include patient contact lens training (insertion, removal and lens care), ordering contact lens orders, maintaining stock of trail tense and care kits, notifying patients of contact lens dispensing appointments, reconciling billing. Performs or assists with specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (e.g. assessment of visual acuity refraction neutralization of glass lenses k readings visual fields assist with surgical procedures color vision administration of eye drops tonometry, and visual screening pupil assessment ocular motility stereoacuity amsler grid, and assist with laser procedures). Provides and documents patient education according to Ambulatory Care Services and/or practice site protocols.

Position Requirements

Without certification: minimum of 12 months Clinical experience in Ophthalmology. With certification: Completion of JCAHPO Ophthalmic Assistant Certification exam. Ability to perform under stressful conditions; ability to work as a team member: ability to be flexible with work assignments (cross-train); ability to communicate with tact.

Preferred Requirements

Preferred completion of JCAHPO Ophthalmic Assistant certification exam

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