Ophthalmic Assistant

Lowell General Hospital Wellesley Hills , MA 02481

Posted 1 week ago

Under general supervision of the Technician manager/Community practice supervisor, this position assists in the process of working up patients by performing a variety of ophthalmic technical support services.


Prepares patient for the physician#s evaluation by obtaining history, chief complaint, document medications and pertinent questions and necessary information Performs various screening tasks including visual acuity, auto lensometry, auto refraction/keratometry, Ishihara plates, Amsler grid, stereo tests, confrontation visual fields, D-15 color tests, and corneal topography Performs various diagnostic tests as determined necessary through patient assessment; pupil and anterior chamber depth evaluation, Tono pen tonometry, confrontational and Humphrey visual fields, and corneal topography Instills diagnostic eye drops as directed by the physician to evaluate level of pressure in the eye and to dilate pupils Prepares patient consent forms for in-office procedures Performs basic instrument maintenance (i.e. bulb replacement, battery changes, etc.), and ensures that all equipment and lights are working properly Performs instrument maintenance (i.e. bulb replacement, battery changes, calibration, etc.) and ensures that all equipment and lights are working properly Set up exam rooms by ensuring that they are clean, organized, stocked with necessary medications, supplies, instruments, forms, and patient education materials Cleans and sterilizes surgical instruments and keep its logs up to date Maintains refrigerator logs up to date Complies with all local, state and federal regulations and laws governing the performance of this position within the Ophthalmology department Complies with all OSHA standards, including but not limited to handwashing Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed


High school diploma or equivalent required One-year experience working in an ophthalmic practice preferred Completion of JCAHPO home study course or a formal ophthalmic medical personnel training is preferred Current CPR certification preferred Some knowledge of eye terminology and anatomy and physiology of the eye preferred Knowledge of or aptitude for biological sciences preferred Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with patients and understand their needs, and be responsive to elderly and sensory handicapped# Also requires the ability to work closely and effectively with physicians and other clinical staff, including residents, fellows, attending physicians, and nurses Basic word, excel and power point skills Excellent communication skills required effectively explaining the exam process to patients and attempting to allay their concerns and apprehensions Strong attention to detail Ability to work in fast-paced, high volume clinics Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, or Russian preferred Must work as an Ophthalmic Assistant before moving to Ophthalmic Technician I#

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Ophthalmic Assistant

Lowell General Hospital