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Ophthalmic - Medical Assistant

Company: Desai Eye Care
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:


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 concerns
--- Operate ophthalmic instruments to run routine tests
--- Record notes while the physician examines the patient
--- Aid physicians in the implementation of diagnostic and minor surgical techniques
--- 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 essential.
--- 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 requirement.
--- Knowing hygienic methods and treatments for the eyes is very important.
--- Familiarity with CPT and ICD-10 coding practices is necessary.
--- Ability to employ medical terminology is expected.
--- Competence in multitasking is important.
--- Utilizing technology such as iPads and computers is essential.
--- 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.

Keywords: Desai Eye Care, Lafayette , Ophthalmic - Medical Assistant, Healthcare , Lafayette, Louisiana

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