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Cedars-Sinai Opthalmic Assistant in California

SUMMARY:

The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and clinical functions to include scheduling and greeting patients; scheduling surgeries; performing diagnostic and eye function tests including clinical optics, ocular motility, visual fields, keratometry, topography, A –Scans, and Schirmer test; assisting with office surgical procedures; administering topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the ophthalmologist for testing or treatment. Record accurate charting and other office procedures. Assist ophthalmologist and/or optometrist with office patient procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Fit prescription lenses;

•Prepare patients for examinations;

•Take patient history and other preliminary patient data;

•Perform simple non-invasive testing of visual acuity, pupils and ocular motility;

•Perform automated visual field testing;

•Perform ophthalmic photography and digital imaging;

•Perform tonometry and lensometry

•Perform non-subjective auto refraction (where the ophthalmologist or optometrist performs

•subjective refraction);

•Administer cycloplegiacs, mydriatics, and topical anesthetics that are not controlled substances

•Perform pachymetry, keratometry, A scans, B scans, and electrodiagnostic testing.

•Environmental cleaning and disinfection of clinical areas

Educational Requirements:

Successful completion of an accredited program for Ophthalmic Assistant/ Technician or Medical Assistant preferred and one year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

License/Certification:

BLS Certification required from the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant designation preferred.

Experience:

One year of related experience and/or training

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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