Helps ophthalmology patients by providing information, services, and assistance.
* Verifies patient information by interviewing patient; recording medical history; confirming purpose of visit.
* Checks condition of patients' eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extraocular movements, blood pressure.
* Prepares patients for opthalmology examination by dilating their pupils; reporting patient history summary, changes in visual acuity, elevated extraocular pressure, or blood pressure to ophthalmologist.
* Saves ophthalmologist's time by helping with office procedures such as laser surgeries, tear duct probes.
* Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records; completing diagnostic coding and procedure coding; keeping patient information confidential.
* Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and questions about surgery.
* Schedules surgeries by making arrangements with the surgical center; verifying times with patients; preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms.
* Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
* Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
* Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining supplies; performing preventive maintenance; calling for repairs.
* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications.
* Serves and protects the ophthalmogy practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
* Enhances ophthalmogy practice reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
On Site Diagnostic Equipment/procedures:
*Staffed photography, digital color photography and
*Humphrey and Goldmann visual field testing
*Diode pumped laser (slit lamp and indirect ophthalmoscope)
*Portable 810 diode laser for cyclophotocoagulation
transpupillary thermal therapy (TTT)
*Three diagnostic ultrasound units
*Several fully equipped examination rooms
*Portable solid state 532 laser with indirect ophthalmoscope
*Solid state 532 laser with slit lamp and indirect ophthalmoscope
*Coherent Opal Photoactivator for photodynamic therapy
*Optical Coherence Tomographer for examination of the posterior
pole of the eye
*Extensive Diabetic Retinopathy
*Macular Disease: Macular holes, pucker, membranes, ARMD with CNV, myopic degeneration, CSR, CME
*Vascular Disease: CRVO, CRAO, BRVO, BRAO, macro-aneurysms,
“Coat’s Disease,” some vasculitis
*Infectious Retina: Acute Retinal Necrosis, occasional HIV/CMV,
toxoplasmosis, toxocariasis, endophthalmitis
*Genetic/Inherited Disease: Retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, Rod/Cone
disease, peripheral degenerations
*Uveitis and pars planitis
Supply Management, Verbal Communication, Infection Control, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Organization, Scheduling, Professionalism, Customer Focus, Confidentiality, Bedside Manner, Medical Teamwork
Annual Performance Bonus