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Ophthalmic Assistant - Full Time

Quincy, Illinois
Job Type
19 May 2023

Job Summary
Perform tests and measures eye function to assist Ophthalmology Department providers in diagnosing and treating eye disorders and disease.
Supervisory Responsibilities
None specified


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current CPR Certification
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, must have finger dexterity, and talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Escort patients to proper office or exam room and prepares patient for exam. Inspect and maintain patient's medical record to ensure completeness. Take and record patients' medical history including current medications, allergies, and other required information.
Make necessary outgoing calls. Screen incoming calls and provides message to provider as needed. Check electronic medical record Worklists, voice mail and e-mail messages throughout each day.
Perform tests on patients such as: refraction, measure pupils, color vision test, measure depth perception and peripheral field of vision. Take certain eye measurements by using keratometer and tonometer; use lensometer to neutralize glasses for lens power. Apply drops as directed to anesthetize, dilate, or medicate eyes; measure dryness of eye. Perform intravenous fluorescein angiography (diagnostic photography) in a skillful and consistent manner (training provided)
Instruct patients as directed concerning eye care, pressure patch, and other eye treatments
Schedule surgeries as directed by provider, complete pre-certification form and send all required paperwork to appropriate facility.
Order ancillary tests per provider's orders. For tests performed outside of QMG, ensures results are given to provider for review. Follows up on Overdue Folder and contact patients to reschedule tests as needed.
Keep office area clean, orderly, well stocked, and monitor supplies for expiration date. Sterilize instruments and equipment according to clinic policy. Assist in maintaining equipment according to manufacturer recommendation. Remove and tag broken equipment and notifies coordinator. Practice OSHA safety standards with proper disposal of biohazard waste. Follows all safety standards for patients, employees and visitors.
Sterilize contacts, according to clinic policy; keep office area clean, orderly and well stocked. Responsible for ordering, receiving and delivering contacts for all the department providers and is responsible for keeping abreast of and communicating with staff the contact lens changes and the billing and price changes, discontinued items and new brands available.
Attends and participates in mandatory in-services and meetings.
Acts as a patient coach to patients including vulnerable patient populations by offering self-management support and care coordination.
Cross covers co-workers hours and duties as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

By submitting this application, I attest that I meet the qualifications and am able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.
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  • Job Reference: 1010170554-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Location: Quincy, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent