Performs patient monitoring, assessment, and documentation activities. Documents care. Provides information to patient through approved patient education materials.
Performs basic ophthalmic testing procedures, assessments, and tasks delegated by the eye care provider. Performs additional testing, procedures, and assessments. Calibrates equipment. Administers dilation and anesthetic drops.
Mentors staff on testing based on presenting symptoms or diagnosis. Maintains the sterile field. Assists with minor procedures. Under direction of provider, assists with prescription refill process.
Cleans and stocks rooms. Cleans dirty instruments and transports contaminated instruments and equipment to the Sterile Processing Department. Transports patients.
Ophthalmic Vocational training or completion of 2-year sponsored training on the job
3 years' health care related experience.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) or National Contact Lens Examiner Certification (NCLEC) if performing as a contact lens technician. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. Certification NOT required for the assistant role
Preferred Qualifications- 5 years as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Technician.
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