Photo Ophthalmic Tech - SRS - Rancho Bernardo - Part Time
- SRS Rancho Bernardo
Shift Start Time:7 AM
Shift End Time:5 PM
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:No Weekends
Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):$25.966 - $32.457 - $38.948
The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position. The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.
What You Will Do
Assists the Ophthalmologist with patients and maintains patient flow. Initiates the examination by taking patient history and performing high level diagnostic testing. Coordinates surgical procedures.
- 2 Years Experience in Ophthalmology at an Assistant level.
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) - Joint Commission on Allied Health Professional in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
Other Qualification Requirements
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification is due within 12 months from hire date. Documentation and tracking of this certification is the responsibility of the department and will be maintained by the department.
- Clinical competencies
Successfully completes Clinical Competencies with a score of 90% or greater in each section = Great.
Successfully completes Clinical Competencies with a score of 90% or greater on all but one section. Passed on retesting = Good.
Unsuccessful in passing more than one section of Clinical Competency Testing and/or failed to pass testing on second attempt = Needs Improvement.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification is due within 12 months from hire date. Documentation and tracking of this certification is the responsibility of the department and will be maintained by the department.
- Clinical skills
Demonstrates clinical knowledge and skill in assigned area and within scope of practice.
Fully successful in performing/assisting with all tests and procedures in assigned department.
Administers medications safely and accurately per guidelines and written order, including two (2) patient identifier verifications. No medication errors.
Able to prepare patient for eye examination.
Partners with physicians to continuously learn and expand clinical knowledge base.
Listens to patients, collects pertinent information, recognizes the urgency of the patient's problem and routes to physicians.
Returns phone calls according to physician instruction. May schedule patient appointments.
In partnership with physician, provides specific educational material and individual teaching.
Uses universal precautions and demonstrates knowledge of infection control policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to PSRs in resolving issues related to front desk responsibilities including scheduling and telephone management.
Acts as a positive role model and ensures appropriate service delivery.
Participates in clinical projects as directed by the physician, supervisor, or manager.
Department Specific Requirements - Demonstrates thorough knowledge and competent application of the following procedures or skills as applicable: a.) Measuring interpupillary distance; b.) Taking measurement on manual and automated lensometers; c.) Recording prescriptions; d.) Performing visual field tests; e.) Taking keratometer readings; f.) Testing color vision per prescribed test; g.) Using the Amsler grid; h.) Performing tonometry; i.) Assisting with office surgeries and routine exams; j.) Contact lens instruction; k.) Contact lens verification; l.) BAT (Brightness Acuity Test); m.) PAM (Potential Acuity meter); n.) Pupillary response o.) Topography; p.) Eye irrigation within scope of practice; q.) Blood pressure and pulse monitoring; r.) Administration of medications within their scope of practice; s.) A Scans; t.) Slit Lamp; u.) Photography; v.) Surgery scheduling coordination; w.) Other tests as required; x.) OR surgical assisting as required.
- Department efficiency and effectiveness
Organizes and completes daily requirements and responsibilities.
Able to respond to changing circumstances and prioritize patient needs.
Responds to urgent and emergent situations in a calm and capable manner. Utilizes good judgment and problem solving ability.
Ensures readiness of reports and information to maximize patient visit.
Maintains appropriate supply levels. Cost conscious in usage.
Participates in and prepares for site inspections and inventories.
Completes department inventories per guidelines.
- Quality initiatives
Completes Quality Assurance assignments and ensures overall department compliance with requirements.
- Technical skills
Demonstrates knowledge of equipment and Information Systems applications.
Able to activate emergency procedure per protocol - code, fire, etc.
Documents patient care events in a thorough and accurate manner. Manages and completes AEHR tasks per prescribed time lines.
Support and knowledge of new applications and policies: AEHR, Abbreviations, etc.
Demonstrate typing skills proficiency by: Using a keyboard, required to type proficiently and accurately; Have the ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute with 0-2 errors; Have the ability to proof work.
Knowledge of insurance, utilization review, and scheduling requirements.
Able to operate and maintain department equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of eye medications, use and care of instruments, and sterile techniques is required.
- Successful completion of skills inventory.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classCertified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) - Joint Commission on Allied Health Professional in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO); AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
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