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Grow your career with Banner University Medicine! The Ophthalmology Assistant Career Ladder provides promotion opportunities from COA to COT! The Ophthalmology clinic offers comprehensive care and the best patient experience possible.
This is a Monday-Friday position, with no weekends or holidays!
$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS - one year commitment required
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University Medical Group Join our nonprofit faculty practice plan associated with the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine in Phoenix and Tucson. Our 800-plus clinicians provide primary and specialty care to patients at highly ranked Banner - University Medical Centers and dozens of clinics while providing mentorship to more than 700 residents and fellows. Our practice values and encourages the three-part mission of academic medicine: research, teaching and excellent patient care.
POSITION SUMMARY This position assists in the examination and treatment of patients under the direction of an ophthalmologist. This position utilizes specialized knowledge, judgment and skills necessary to provide appropriate patient care.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Prepares patient for exam and treatment by taking and recording medical history and performing basic visual measurement tests.
2. Assists in setting up for various procedures such as eye lid excision, eye lash removal, foreign object removal, suture removal and dressing change.
3. Prepares treatment rooms for patient exams, disposes of contaminated supplies and prepares instruments to be sent to sterilization.
4. Instructs patients on home medicines and administers medications as directed by physician. Sends refill authorizations to physician through EMR.
5. Maintains inventory and orders supplies when necessary.
6. Maintains ophthalmic equipment and instruments.
7. This position works under general direction of a physician, performing only those procedures that fall within the scope of their certification or licensure. This position interacts with all levels of staff, physicians, patients, families and external contacts, such as pharmacies, physician offices and vendors.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge. Knowledge as normally obtained through graduation from an Accredited Ophthalmology Assisting Program. Completion of an approved ophthalmology assistant training program as defined by state regulations. An uncertified Ophthalmology Assistant will be placed in this position up to, but no more than 6 months in order to obtain certification. BLS certified required.
Must possess at least 1 years' experience working as an ophthalmology assistant or medical assistant. Requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Requires the ability to manage multiple changing priorities in an effective and organized fashion.
Requires strong computer skills, including the ability to work with medical software.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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