PeaceHealth is seeking a Part-Time Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Req ID: 149027
Our clinic offers a unique, collaborative team approach in providing excellent patient care.
You'll be responsible for assisting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in providing office-based patient care, and independently performing patient testing within scope of practice.
Requires one year ophthalmology office experience. MA-R (Medical Assistant Registered – Washington, clinic applies for within 90 days of hire). JCAHPO COA certification and Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Our office is located close to the Portland metro area. Vancouver residents enjoy affordable housing, great schools, and easy access to countless recreational activities.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, dedicated work environment!
Applications online to: jobs.peachealth.org and search for job# 149027. Questions emailed to Recruitment@peacehealth.org (Note: this email does not accept resumes or applications).
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Room patients; obtain ocular, medical and family history; instruct patients regarding medications, tests and procedures; coordinate patient flow; and update patient's electronic medical record. 2. Perform testing as required and/or directed including measurement of visual acuity, visual fields, extraocular motions, intraocular pressure by applanation tonometry, and pinhole acuity; measure, compare and test pupils; and refraction as necessary. 3. Record data as testing is performed and for physician during visit as scribe in the electronic medical record. . 4. Prepare exam rooms. Room stocking, maintaining inventory of supplies. 5. Contact lens dispensing, instill ocular medications, participate in telephone triage as necessary. 6. Educate patient on eye care and contact lens care. May educate patient on surgical procedures as appropriate/required. 7. Perform dictation/faxing/phone calls and other related clerical tasks. 8. Process all associated coding, documentation, charting and referrals. 9. Sterile processing of surgical instruments and diagnostic lenses. 10.May complete scribe duties as assigned. 11.Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted). EDUCATION: High schoold diploma or equivalent. Completion of Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) training program or work experience and passed JCAHPO COA level examination.
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Minimum of one year experience in an office based ophthalmology practice preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification required at date of hire. Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
OTHER SKILLS: 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. Knowledge of basic electrical and mechanical principles. Ability to multi-task. Strong attention to detail.
PHMG Eye Care – Vancouver: MA-R (Medical Assistant Registered-Washington) required within 90 days of hire. (Clinic applies for upon hire.)
Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate
lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to sharps, blood and body
fluids once or more daily.
Ability to stoop and bend and reach consistently without restrictions. Color determination and 20/20 vision in one eye with or without assistance.
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
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 .
Location: Vancouver , Physicians Building (157) Job Category: Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support Shift: Day Shift Length: 8 Hours FTE: 0.6 Work Type: Part Time Hourly compensation starts at: $ 19.39 , more depending on experience Required Certifications/Licensure: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - 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 || Part Time || SPECIALTY SVCS
PeaceHealth Physicians are as diverse as the communities they serve, but have the following in common:Dedication to carrying on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering and treating each person in a loving and caring way.A shared vision of every patient receiving exceptional, compassionate evidence-based care, every time, every touch.