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Ophthalmology Assistant

Company: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Location: Loma Linda
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Ophthalmology - (Unscheduled, Day Shift) -

Our mission is to participate in Jesus Christ's ministry, bringing health, healing, and wholeness to humanity by: Creating a supportive faculty practice framework that allows Loma Linda University School of Medicine physicians and surgeons to educate, conduct research, and deliver quality health care with optimum efficiency, deploying a motivated and competent workforce trained in customer service and whole person care principles and providing safe, seamless and satisfying health care encounters for patients while upholding the highest standards of fiscal integrity and clinical ethics. Our core values are compassion, integrity, excellence, teamwork, humility, and justice.

The Ophthalmology Assistant performs: visual acuity, hand held tonometry, potential acuity meter, brightness acuity testing, intake, automatic and manual lensometry, keratometry, visual field testing, APD, AR IOL Master, and other basic tests. Prepares patients for special testing, completes history & physical forms, files, prepares injections, assists in minor surgical procedures, transcribes chart notes, transposes eyeglass prescriptions, and performs basic diagnostic testing. Performs other duties as needed.

High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Minimum six months of experience in front and/or back office in ophthalmology or optometry, or a combination of equivalent education and experience required. Satisfactory completion of (competency in) Loma Linda departmental standards for Ophthalmic Assistant required within 90 days of hire. BLS within 90 days of hire and must be maintained. Valid Driver's License required at time of hire.

Efficient in ophthalmic and medical terminology, knowledge of insurances, and ophthalmic anatomy. Able to keyboard 40 wpm. Able to use a computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (e.g., Word, EXCEL, Outlook). Ability to apply basic principles of ophthalmic patient care to assist and support physicians and team; competent use of computer (Windows applications), copier, fax machine, scanner, answering telephones; good digital dexterity; fine motor skills and fine finger activity to proficiently handle testing instruments; good hand-eye coordination to utilize medical tools. Requires good oral and written communication with health team, patients, and families. Requires good judgment in the clinical environment, commensurate with advanced technique; ability to interact positively and professionally with others; communicate clearly; emotional stability; attention to detail; cope effectively with stressful situations. Requires adequate visual, hearing, olfactory and tactile acuity to proficiently perform essential duties. Visual acuity of 20/25 with correction, and ability to distinguish colors, hearing capacity to sense body sounds, sense of touch adequacy to measure by palpitation; ability to smell odors related to disease processes.

Additional Information

* Organization: Loma Linda Univ Health Care * Employee Status: Regular * Schedule: Unscheduled * Shift: Day Job

Keywords: Loma Linda University Medical Center, Fontana , Ophthalmology Assistant, Other , Loma Linda, California

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