Ophthalmic Assistant - Ophthalmology

PeaceHealth is seeking a Ophthalmic Assistant - Ophthalmology for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 160950

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for assisting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in providing office based patient care as directed.  Responsible for performing all clerical and information technology functions for the physician during patient visits in the clinic. This includes primary responsibility of the operation of the electronic health record and electronic dictation system.  Required to anticipate physician needs to facilitate the flow of clinic. Must be discreet, tactful, and modest in performance of duties so as not to distract medical staff from patient care.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Room patients, obtain medical history, and update patient’s record.

2. Perform testing as required and/or directed including refraction as necessary.

3. Record data for physician during visit.  Accompanies physician/provider during the patient examination in order to transcribe in the medical record (EMR) the nature of the patient visit. This includes accurately and thoroughly documenting medical visits and procedures as they are being performed by the physician.

4. Collect, organize and catalog data for physician quality reporting system and other quality improvement efforts and format for submission.   Assist in developing and maintaining systems to track patient follow up and compliance.

5. Perform dictation/faxing/phone calls and other related clerical tasks.

6. Prepare exam rooms. Room stocking, maintaining inventory of supplies.   

7. Contact lens dispensing, instill ocular medications.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)

EDUCATION:     

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Completion of an anatomy and/or medical terminology class preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Minimum of one year experience in an office based ophthalmology practice preferred.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OCS) through JCAHPO or Scribe Certification through American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) required at date of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

 

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Recognition of the physical exam process and ability to record exams in detail.
  • Computer proficiency including MS Office and the ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • Ability to use office equipment and phone systems.
  • Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow.
  • Ability to problem solve, organize and set work priorities with minimum supervision.
  • Good communication skills.  Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and within different environments.
  • Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families.
  • Ability to multi-task.

 

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

PHMG Eye Care – Vancouver:

  • MA-R (Medical Assistant Registered – Washington) required within 90 days of hire (applied for by Clinic upon hire).

 

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion 34 to 65% of the time.             
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Vancouver, Physicians Building (157)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $15.08, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Medical Assistant Registered - Washington

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Other - Allied || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS

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Company
Peacehealth
Posted
11/15/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Vancouver, WA 98660, US