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Ophthalmic Assistant New Ulm

Allina Health

Location: New Ulm, Minnesota
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: June 21, 2024
Ophthalmic Assistant New Ulm
Assists in the care of the patient by conducting preliminary ocular testing, vision screening, and preparing the patient for the exam and/or in-office surgery. Uses effective patient communication and management of workflow to coordinate the care of the patient through referral, consultation, procedure scheduling and postoperative visits. Ensures that all patient rooms are clean and well stocked.
Principle Responsibilities
• Performs patient preparation, assessment and eye exam
• Collects vital signs, medication reconciliation, allergies and chief complaint.
• Collects patient and family history and ocular history.
• Performs preliminary testing and basic exam.
• Document in the electronic medical record.
• Department and patient support
• Opens and closes patient rooms.
• Provides patient contact lens insertion/removal training.
• Schedules surgery as well as peri-operative and post-operative visits.
• Conduct patient education including videos for surgical procedures.
• Answer and follow up on calls from patients and suppliers.
• Department supply management/maintenance
• Orders and maintains ophthalmic supplies, medications and diagnostic contact lens inventory.
• Cleans and sterilizes equipment.
• Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description, and High school diploma or GED preferred
• 0 to 2 years Ophthalmic experience preferred and
• 0 to 2 years Knowledge of complete eye exam tests and procedures preferred
• BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required Upon Hire
Physical Demands
Light Work
Lifting weight Up to 20 lbs. occasionally, Up to 10 lbs. frequently
• 5 FTE (40 hours every two weeks)
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