Penn Highlands Healthcare

Ophthalmic Assistant

US-PA-DuBois
2 months ago(10/24/2017 10:17 AM)
Job ID
2017-10524
# of Openings
1
Hours/Pay
80
Shift
1st Shift/Variable Hours
Type
Full Time

Overview

The best of modern health care technology, plus the best of small town America!

Located in the midst of the beautiful rolling hills and woodlands of Pennsylvania, you don't have to be a native to feel at home here. No matter where your roots, you'll quickly recognize that the staff at DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC), like other residents of the community, will make you feel right at home.

 

DuBois Regional Medical Center (DRMC) offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, DRMC is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Its rural setting is just far enough from the hustle of the city life to make it peaceful, but close enough to provide easy access to sought-after urban attractions.

Responsibilities

* Complies with DRMC polices and procedures, with accreditation agency requirements, federal, state, or local law and regulations.

Obtain and document patient medical history and chief ophthalmic complaint and visual acuity.

Conduct auto refraction and/or visual field tests and administer dilation drops per physician’s orders

Provide chair side assistance to physicians as needed for minor procedures

Schedule outpatient hospital surgeries and complete all necessary paperwork

Maintain in-house surgical schedules 

Schedule and conduct pre-surgery interview with patients, and obtain signatures on required hospital forms

Assist physician in collecting specimens for laboratory testing and make proper arrangement for same

Clean, sterilize and prepare instruments and supplies for physicians

Maintain inventory of medications and medical supplies

Collect and properly store bio hazard waste and notify Office Manager to arrange disposal

Ensure laboratory and diagnostic testing reports are filed in patient’s chart

Maintain sufficient knowledge of insurances in order to obtain requirements for surgical procedures, i.e. referrals, pre certifications, photographs, etc

Monitor medication and medical supplies and notify Office Manager for re-ordering

Other duties as directed.

Qualifications

  • HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENT REQUIRED.

  • CURRENT CERTIFIED OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT-COA- OR CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT-CMA-REQUIRED OR LPN PREFERRED.  

  • TWO YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING IN AN OPHTHALMOLOGY OFFICE PREFERRED

  • KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY REQUIRED. 

  • ABILITY TO USE MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE REQUIRED.

  • CERTIFIED OPHTHALMIC ASSISTANT (COA) WITHIN TWO YEARS OF START DATE IN POSITION

 

*POSITION PROVIDING COVERAGE IN DUBOIS, CLEARFIELD, PHILIPSBURG AND CLARION*

 

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