Ophthalmic Assistant- (POP) Poway- Ophthalmology

Professional/Technical Poway, California

Requisition ID
Poway, California
Not Applicable
Salary Range
20.65 - 31.01
Job Type
Hours Per Shift
Hours Per Pay Period

Under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, the Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) is responsible for facilitating patient flow and obtaining pertinent information. The OA will communicate, observe, report and document patient response/condition, set up/stock exam rooms, and conduct patient call backs. Initiate documentation of the patient's chief compliant, history of present illness, refractometry, review of systems, and all pertinent ocular findings accurately and in accordance with compliance guidelines. Perform testing to include visual acuity measurement, color vision testing, lensometry, keratometry, testing pupil function, tonometry, automated perimetry, evaluation of EOMs, confrontation visual field testing, and other patient services as requested by the ophthalmologist. Administer topical ophthalmic and oral medications as the direction of the physician. Assist with minor surgery procedures and laser treatments in the office. Inventory and maintain surgical instruments in accordance with OSHA standards. Remove and apply dressings as directed. Educate patients regarding administration of medications and pre- and post-operative instructions as directed by physician. Complete requests for prescription refills as authorized by physician with full documentation in patient charts. Inventory and maintain medications and medical supplies. Open and close exam lanes daily, ensuring that equipment is cleaned and disinfected in an appropriate manner; battery-powered instruments are seated properly in recharge wells; slit lamps and projectors are switched off and are under covers. Assist with maintenance of clinical examination equipment. Follow all safety and HIPAA procedures. Perform other related duties as assigned or required which may include scribing with provider, obtaining authorizations, instrument sterilization, scheduling patients, and other duties as assigned. The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of essential functions for the job described, but rather a general description of some of the responsibilities necessary to carry out the duties of this position.

Ability to speak and read English at a level that is sufficient to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. Knowledge of standard office equipment (i.e., calculator, fax, photocopier) and personal computer and computer software skills (i.e., MS Windows, Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, internet, e-mail). Windows computer skills including proficient use of keyboarding, use of mouse or keys for functions such as selecting items, use of drop down menus, scroll bars, opening folders, copying and similar operations required upon employment or within the 1st two weeks of employment to perform the essential functions of the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Follows Palomar Health rules, policies, procedures, applicable laws and standards. Carries out the mission, vision, and quality commitment of Palomar Health.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: High school diploma or GED required
Preferred Education:
Minimum Experience: 1-2 years clinical back-office experience in Ophthalmology practice
Preferred Experience:
Required Certification: American Heart Association recognized BLS - Heartsaver
Preferred Certification: Not Applicable
Required License: Not Applicable
Preferred License: Not Applicable

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