The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is. USC's Keck School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, is seeking a Ophthalmic Service Specialist I to join its team. The Ophthalmic Service Specialist I provides technical ophthalmic and adminisitrative assistance to the medical staff of the service assigned Job Accountabilities: Performs all necessary ophthalmic test and patient work-up in order for the medical staff to diagnose a patient problem. Assist with special procedures and minor surgery. Provides direct patient care on assigned service. Participates in patient care on other services when assigned service not in session, or as requested by the department administrator. Serves in a liaison or triage capacity between the physician and patient to answer questions, coordinate care or provide patient education. Assists in the orientation and supervision of technical staff, residents and fellows who rotate through the service. Participates in and supports continuous improvement activities such as continuous improvement teams and educational sessions. Participates in continuing medication education activities. Ensures that patient preparation and paperwork is complete for pre op patients as required by surgery scheduling and admitting procedures. Performs various administrative duties as assigned such as ordering of supplies and medication. Ensures rooms are stocked daily with medications and ophthalmic supplies. Ensures confidentiality of all records and information related to patients, physicians, employees, the organization and in related interests. Complies with all policies, procedures, regulatory and legal requirements as applicable. Performs all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with safety policies and according to applicable regulations. Maintains a neat workstation and environment. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
High school or equivalent
Minimum Field of Expertise:
Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with minimum of three years certified as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. Ophthalmic technical experience in a clinical setting. Knowledge of medical terminology.
Preferred Field of Expertise:
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), Certified Orthoptist (CO).
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