Providence Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in Santa Monica, California
Providence is calling a Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (Full Time/Day Shift) to Providence Saint Johns Medical Foundation in Santa Monica, CA.
We are seeking a Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant who will provide courteous, professional back office support to our patients, physicians and staff.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected
Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients
Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline
Keep the patients on schedule with their appointment times. Bring patients into exam rooms, taking the visual acuity and history
Set-up sterile equipment for the MD to use during surgery Draw up Xylocaine injections. Use the auto refractor on patients. Patches eyes for the Ophthalmologist and other internists in the organization when needed. Dilates patients’ eyes. Assist with the examination of infants
Check and request charts from the Medical Records department per policy. Prepare and send patient charts to the Utilization Review Committee, as per policy, and in a timely manner. Schedule MRI, CAT scans and outside appointments
Maintain clean, organized and well stocked exam rooms, reporting any equipment failure immediately to the Director of Materials Management. Decontaminate rooms in a timely manner is expected
Utilize the computer system for making appointments, changing patient demographics and retrieving patient information. Assist and/or replaces the Ophthalmology receptionist, as needed, for the smooth functioning of this department. Obtains Medicare authorization for assistant when required
Notify patients for laser surgery and time of arrival at the hospital (Hospital does not call laser patients)
Be responsible for obtaining department coverage or will cover if no other coverage is available. Obtain coverage for own physician when he/she is out. Aid receptionists with problem patients
Explain procedures to patients who may have questions
Notify staff when canceling schedules in computer per MD request. Create and change appointment schedules in computer per MD request. Cover Saturday office hours, as needed
Schedule surgeries, procedures, H&Ps, ultrasounds. Order labs and x-rays. Maintain order and clean office instruments including autoclaving sterile instruments.
Set-up and irrigates eyes and assist with intraoccular lens calculations. Call hospital with specific information
Maintain current American Heart Association BLS certification and other appropriate licensure/certifications.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement
Ophthalmic certification/Ophthalmic Technician certificate
Current American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers
One (1) year of experience
Excellent clinical skills, ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with patients, physicians and staff.
Must be able to competently assist the Ophthalmology department, physicians and staff
Room patients into exam rooms efficiently and keep physicians schedules on time
Travel to the hospitals
About the location you will serve:
Providence Health & Services is further developing its physician integration strategy. As part of this growth, Providence Saint John’s Medical Foundation came into flourishing. Saint John’s Medical Foundation is an integrated, not-for-profit network of medical clinics and affiliated services, servicing the greater Santa Monica and Los Angeles area. The Foundation is expected to continue to grow in the next several years, bringing with it facilities, staff and physician growth to support that objective.
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Opthamalic Technician
Location: California-Santa Monica
Req ID: 266052