Assistant, Ophthalmology, I

Kaiser permanente - Mclean
new offer (10/08/2022)

job description

Performs initial work-up and specialized examinations of the eye as directed by ophthalmologist. Assists Ophthalmologist with clinical examination and surgical procedures as directed.
Essential Responsibilities:
+ Interviews each patient to obtain information about symptoms and documents information provided by patient in medical record.
+ Follows established protocol to determine the appropriate tests to perform based on patient's description of symptoms and personal inspection of eye.
+ Uses specialized equipment to test patient's vision and condition.
+ Provides test results to ophthalmologist and brings attention to abnormal conditions.
+ Assists the ophthalmologist in the clinical examination of the eye and in surgical procedures as directed.
+ Applies eye dressings and protective shields as directed.
+ Documents examination results and treatments in patient file.
+ Cleans and maintains specialized equipment and work areas.
+ Attends patients requiring emergency care and alerts ophthalmologist to their condition.
+ Performs other related duties as directed.
Must be able to adjust schedule based on urgent needs.
Must be able to travel between NOVA centers based on business needs.
Must be able to pass practical evaluation to show evidence of skills.
Retina experience preferred.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
+ One (1) year of experience working as a optometric technician/assistant with practical experience in performing visual acuity, lensometry (manual and automatic), applanation tonometry, pupil testing, checking anterior chamber angles, Humphrey Visual Field testing, and OCT testing required.
+ Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
Education
+ High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
+ Formal course in Ophthalmology or military training required.
License, Certification, Registration
+ Certification from the JCAHPO (Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) as a COA (Certified Ophthalmic Assistant) required upon hire for all employees hired into position after September 15, 2014.
+ American Heart Association (AHA) BLS required.
Additional Requirements:
+ Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software required.
+ Successful demonstration of skill evaluation at time of interview required.
+ Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
+ N/A
COMPANY:
KAISER
TITLE:
Assistant, Ophthalmology, I
LOCATION:
McLean, Virginia
REQNUMBER:
1073340
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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