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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Optometric Assistant

Company: HealthPartners
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Optometric Assistant! Service excellence is to be centered on patient care and patient relationships and is the responsibility of all employees. Teamwork is the norm and all employees will be held accountable to work as effective team members. The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant position will be working under the direction and supervision of the eye care provider. Accurate data gathering and accurate testing is expected. Clear and effective communication with team members and the provider is expected. At HealthPartners, you'll find a culture where we live our values of excellence, compassion, integrity and most importantly, partnership. By working together, we will improve health and well-being, create exceptional experiences for those we serve and make care and coverage more affordable. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * High school graduate or equivalent. * Minimum of one year work experience in an eye care setting. * Ophthalmic assistant certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCHAPO) or paraoptometric assistant certification by the American Optometric Association (AOA) or ready for ophthalmic assistant or paraoptometric assistant certification by JCHAPO or AOA. * If hired without certification, must register for and pass the JCHAPO ophthalmic assistant or AOA paraoptometric assistant certification test within 7 months of hire date. * Must be professional, punctual, dependable and possess good communication skills. Must be able to interact with patients and staff in a courteous and cooperative manner. * Proficiency with computers and keyboarding. PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: * Formal optometric assistant training from an accredited technical /vocational school. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess manual dexterity and good vision. Must be self-mobile. ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Room patients for the eye care provider which includes: * Record patient's presenting complaint/history, reconcile meds, document allergies. * Obtain visual acuity, check pupils, motility, cover test and confrontation fields. * Neutralize and record patient's eyeglass prescription. * Perform stereo testing and color vision testing as indicated. * Complete appropriate portion of the electronic medical record (EMR). * Perform visual field testing/OCT/intraocular pressure measurements/pachymetry/photography. * Triage patients - in clinic, on phone or inbox messages. Contact patients with test results. Arrange for consults and additional testing. * Clean and maintain all surgical and ophthalmic instruments and exam rooms. * Monitor and order supplies as needed. * Assist with patient education. * Set up and assist with minor surgery. * Administer oral and ocular medications as directed by eye care provider. * Provide contact lens training for insertion and removal/care of lenses. * Place contact lens orders and stock trial sets; track and verify contact lens orders. * Collect contact lens fees and contact lens service fees * Perform any other duties as may be deemed necessary. HealthPartners is recognized nationally for providing outstanding care and experience for patients and members. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. For more information and to apply go to and search for job ID #61411.

Keywords: HealthPartners, St. Paul , Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Optometric Assistant, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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