Ophthalmic - Medical Assistant
Company: Desai Eye Care
Posted on: September 16, 2023
We are looking for a Medical Ophthalmic & Optometric Assistant to
join our team in Lafayette, LA. The successful candidate will have
a good working knowledge of ophthalmic and optometric terminology
and be able to perform a variety of tasks related to patient care.
The assistant will be responsible for pre-testing patients,
updating patient records, and performing other clinical duties as
directed by the physician. They must also be able to communicate
effectively with both patients and staff. If you have a passion for
helping others and an interest in a career in the medical field,
this is the job for you!
--- Organize patient calendars for appointments
--- Gather patient information and document major health
--- Operate ophthalmic instruments to run routine tests
--- Record notes while the physician examines the patient
--- Aid physicians in the implementation of diagnostic and minor
--- Coach patients about prescribed treatment plans
--- A high school diploma is required for the position.
--- An individual who is a graduate of an accredited Medical
Assistant program and is willing to be trained as an Ophthalmic
Assistant is preferred.
--- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic
Technician (COT) certification is advantageous but not
--- Effective communication abilities, including an aptitude to
handle challenging clients, are a must.
--- Working collaboratively with colleagues, such as physicians and
other staff, is desirable.
--- Proficiency with electronic medical and practice management
records systems is expected.
--- An understanding of ocular and systemic ailments affecting the
eyes is necessary.
--- Knowledge of ultrasound and visual field technology is a
--- Knowing hygienic methods and treatments for the eyes is very
--- Familiarity with CPT and ICD-10 coding practices is
--- Ability to employ medical terminology is expected.
--- Competence in multitasking is important.
--- Utilizing technology such as iPads and computers is
--- A friendly and approachable attitude is necessary.
--- The capacity to work in a team is essential.
--- Interest in, and history in, aesthetics is a plus.
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