Ophthalmic Assistants, Santa Barbara, CA
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Assists physician by performing preliminary eye function testing and providing information needed to aid the physician in diagnosis and treatment. Demonstrates continued competence in treating and caring for individuals based upon age-specific needs utilizing a developmental perspective. Responsible for the achievement of patient outcomes through implementation of critical pathways and in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list may not include all of the responsibilities assigned.)
- Greets patients and obtains patient history.
- Performs and records test results of visual acuities, color vision stereopsis testing, auto refratometer readings, blood pressure, etc. as directed by the physician.
- Responsible for assisting with contact lens fitting and patient instruction. Orders lenses based on prescriptions. Maintains, cleans, and polishes lenses.
- Maintains examination rooms, equipment, and supplies.
- Completes documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
- Works as a team player supporting a variety of staff.
- Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations.
- Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
- Adheres to established safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
- Maintains certification and license requirements and submits required evidence of certification/licensure as needed.
- Adheres to all policies and procedures.
- Completes annual performance and competency evaluation process with management and participates in goal setting, performance improvement and educational training as needed.
- Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs/activities.
- Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
- Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
- Adheres to HIPAA regulations.
- Exercises discretion and maintains high level of confidentiality.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS: Knowledge of clinical practices, medical terminology, and ophthalmic procedures for patient exams. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Knowledge of department and clinical rules, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Ability to adapt to varied, age-specific and/or specialized groups. Ability to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to reason and make sound judgments. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management patients, medical staff, and the public. Skill in accepting constructive criticism and giving suggestions in a professional manner.
About the Company
Sansum Clinic is the largest independent nonprofit healthcare organization between the Los Angeles Basin and the San Francisco Bay Area. With more than 150 affiliated physicians and 1,000 employees, Sansum Clinic provides the full spectrum of healthcare services, from primary care to more than 30 specialties. Sansum Clinic serves more than 150,000 patients (600,000 visits) annually at our 25+ patient care facilities between Carpinteria and Santa Maria.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSURE:
- High School diploma or equivalent required
- Minimum one year of ophthalmic office experience preferred
- Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) preferred
- Experience with electronic medical records preferred
- CPR certification required; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or dually certified in both AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support and AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Competitive salary, depending on experience, with an excellent comprehensive benefit package if eligible, including 403b, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and paid time off.