Ophthalmic Assistant - Certified
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: June 9, 2021
Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or
on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform
measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures.
On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general
Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide
- Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the
patients eye health status and needs for eye care.
- Clinic only - History taking: Presenting complaint/history of
presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic
illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug
- Phone only - Using the Eye Care triage process, provides
telephone consultation to patients. Determines priorities of
patient care based on essential patient needs and available
- Clinical Exam (clinic only)
- Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity,
color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry
Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of
Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation.
- Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and
shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient,
minor surgery assist and instruction.
- Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes,
retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters,
slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle
light, special instruments, surgical instruments.
- Clinic - May check-in or make follow up appointments.
- Phone - Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of
technical skill and judgement along with established
- Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established
therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care
responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation
standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres
to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety
- Clinic - Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient
instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses,
cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses.
- High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED)
License, Certification, Registration
- Basic Life Support required at hire
- Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) required at hire
- Opthalmic Assistant Certificate required at hire
- Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; keyboarding
- Customer service skills.
- General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases, ocular
emergencies and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial
- Experience working with contact lens patients and
- Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry
- Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic
assistant, or allied health professional program.
Primary Location: Washington,Bellevue,Bellevue Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu,
Fri Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 06:00 PM Job
Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|UFCW Pro Tech Job Level:
Individual Contributor Department: Bellevue Medical Center -
Optometry - 1130 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is
an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive
workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental
status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status,
genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of
diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.
Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be
considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and
state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but
not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance
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