Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - PER DIEM

Clinical Support
2018-R0181251 Requisition #
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Job Type: Full Time

Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 0

Daily Schedule: 8a-5p

Weekends Required: No

Location: Tacoma, WA


Franciscan Medical Group is currently seeking a PER DIEM Certified Opthalmic Assistant  for our Franciscan Eyecare Associates! No weekends or major holidays required. Apply today!


Job Summary:

Provide administrative and clinical support for the delivery of optical and ophthalmic services.

Essential Duties:

Responsible for all patient intake.  Conduct patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations. Perform all phases of visual acuity testing within scope of training including: acuity, pinhole, amsler grid, color vision and other vision screening tests as assigned. Advance knowledge of ocular anatomy and ophthalmic/medical terminology and abbreviations. Triage and ocular emergencies; Answer technical questions/telephone calls for the front office.

Assist physicians in minor office surgeries, providing informed consent and patient instructions post surgery. Perform A-san ultrasonography. Perform advanced retinal photography as well as other diagnostic imaging (Optical coherence tomography/Scanning laser ophthalmoscopy) within scope of training.

Ensure that patient charts, medical coding, diagnoses and billings are accurately recorded and maintained. Record review for quality assurance and CPT compliance as directed by supervisor. Coordinate and schedule orientation and training of back office staff for medical records documentation as directed by technician supervisor.

Perform manual and automated lensometry, retinoscopy, refraction, understanding of spectacle prescription components and design, ability to write and read spectacle contact lens prescriptions. Perform applanation, non-contact and tonopen tonometry. Perform pupil evaluation, estimation of A/C depth and confrontation visual fields. Pupil dilation with appropriate drops. Administer eye drops for diagnostic and treatment purposes.  Perform keratometry, and operated autorefractor/keratometer. Perform automated visual field testing.

Ensure that patient inquiries or requests are resolved in a timely manner. Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures in the delivery of services.   Function as liaison between clinic and pharmaceutical representatives.

Schedule appointments, order tests, access network resources, utilize e-mail as necessary for effective communication.  Use diagnostic equipment to provide images and data across networks and post images from diagnostic instruments to network.

Prepare clinic rooms for patient and physician use.  Maintain ophthalmic equipment and clean/stock assigned rooms. Orders back office supplies and inventory control.  Confirms order of new supplies with technician supervisor. Forms management and creation as directed by technician supervisor.  Created new forms, manages process and order for printing of forms directed by technician supervisor and approved by  Clinic Manager.

Provide contact lens services including patient training on insertion and removal, lens care.  Perform basic contact lens fitting and over-refraction; order and receive lenses. Answer questions relations to ocular pharmacology; able to assist patient with questions/reactions regarding ocular medication, call in or manage medication prescription or refill requests on instruction of physicians.

Additional Responsibilities:

Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. 



Certification as JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Technician required

Within the last four-(4) years, four-(4) years of clinical patient care, 2 years in eye care center


Certification as JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Technician

Must have a current CPR certification or must be certified within 30 days of hire date.


About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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