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PeaceHealth | Vancouver, Washington
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Job Description

Req ID: 149027

PeaceHealth is seeking a Ophthalmic Assistant Certified/Ophthalmic Technician Certified for a 0.8 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

JOB SUMMARY - Ophthlamic Assistant Certified
Responsible for assisting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in providing office based patient care and perform ophthalmic clinical duties as directed including various testing, instilling medications, order processing, and documentation in the electronic medical record.

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.)

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

• 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.

JOB SUMMARY - Ophthalmic Technician Certified
Responsible for assisting the Ophthalmologist or Optometrist in providing office based patient care and performing ophthalmic clinical duties as directed including various testing, instilling medications, order processing, and documentation in the electronic medical record. Independently performs certain patient testing within scope of practice.

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.  Enter and process referrals and authorizations in the electronic medical record. 
4. Independently perform intraocular pressure, visual field and visual acuity testing.
5. Prepare exam rooms. Room stocking, maintaining inventory of supplies.   
6. Contact lens dispensing, instill ocular medications, participate in telephone triage as necessary. 
7. Educate patient on eye care and contact lens care.  May educate patient on surgical procedures as appropriate/required. 
8. Perform dictation/faxing/phone calls and other related clerical tasks.
9. Process all associated coding, documentation, charting and referrals.
10.Sterile processing of surgical instruments and diagnostic lenses.
11.May complete scribe duties as assigned.
12.Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise designated)
EDUCATION: 
 High school diploma or equivalent.
 Completion of Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) training program or work experience and passed JCAHPO COT level examination. 
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
 Minimum of one year experience in an office based ophthalmology practice preferred.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
 JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) 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 to apply at date of hire).

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

• 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.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, 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 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and ten medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship – the spirit of health.

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, WA community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

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

Location: Vancouver, WA, Physicians Building (157)
Job Category:  CNA/LPN/MA; Other Technicians & Technologists; Professionals - Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.8
Work Type:  Part Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $18.25, 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, WA || CNA/LPN/MA; Other Technicians & Technologists; Professionals - Other || Part Time || SPECIALTY SVCS

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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