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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Eye Float Pool

Job ID R-1163 Date Posted 07/27/2022 Location Sunnyvale, California Schedule/Shift Regular/Days

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Organization:

PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation ALD

Position Overview:

Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require judgment and knowledge of sophisticated equipment. Assists in areas such as visual acuity testing. Performs more extensive ophthalmic care patient work ups including some advanced technical testing, i.e. Functional Dexterity Test (FDT), contrast sensitivity, Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) Master, pupil check, angle checks, pachymetry. Assists the ophthalmologist in performing minor surgical procedures, greets and identifies patients, takes a preliminary history, and, as needed, performs visual fields, dilates pupils, and departmental duties to improve patient flow and department function.

Job Description:

EDUCATION

HS Diploma or equivalent education/experience


CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE

COA-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or COT-Certified Ophthalmic Technologist

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider


EXPERIENCE

1 year of demonstration of ophthalmic assisting skills working in an ophthalmology setting.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, especially relating to the eye.

Knowledge of scope of practice of a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.

Competency in basic Ophthalmic Assisting skills such as chart documentation, taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, performing ophthalmology testing.

Ability to efficiently operate Ophthalmology equipment.

Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities paying particular attention to detail.

License/Certifications:

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider - American Heart Association, COA-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, COT-Certified Ophthalmic Technologist - Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

Education:

High School Diploma (Required)

Job Shift:

Days

Schedule:

Full Time

Shift Hours:

8

Days of the Week:

Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Weekend Requirements:

Rotating Weekends

Benefits:

Yes

Unions:

No

Position Status:

Non-Exempt

Weekly Hours:

40

Employee Status:

Regular

Number of Openings:

4

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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