THE IDEAL CANDIDATE NEED TO BE AN Certified Para Optometric, COA OR A MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Education: Certified Para optometric (CPO) through Commission on Paraoptometric or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. For Medical Assistant: High school diploma or GED. Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program. Medical Assistant Certification by the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT) is required.
Experience: Two years experience in a medical field. Two years ophthalmology experience preferred.
Other Requirements: CPR certification.
- Obtains daily reports from affiliated labs.
- Performs additional testing as requested by the physician
- Reviews patients general history form.
- Performs a series of ophthalmic tests and documents results for physician review.
- Performs additional testing as requested by the physician.
- Instills medication upon physicians request.
- Performs generalized maintenance, cleaning, and basic repair of equipment.
- Participates in community cataract checks, acuity, and glaucoma screenings.
- Accepts responsibility for reading and referencing new policies and procedures and nursing update newsletter.