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Clinic Assistant

Position Description:

The Assistant works to make the doctor more efficient in his exam by shadowing the doctor and providing real-time charting as well as performing a variety of tasks, including: recording patients’ histories and chief complaints, transcribing physical exams, recording diagnostic test results, and preparing plans for follow-up care. Additionally, the Assistant may help in the physical exam by assisting in diagnostic tests, minor procedures, working with contact lenses, and facilitating the patient’s flow through the practice.

Specific Duties:

Record details of chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems, past medical history, social history, family medical history, medications and allergies in the Electronic Health Records · Perform visual acuity testing, binocular vision screenings, pupil and visual field testing, among other exam elements · Record details of physical exam · Assist in patient “hand-offs” to optical · Perform clinical testing and ocular imaging · Perform contact lens training, fitting, and other procedures · Perform lensometry · Other duties and limitations as delineated by specific doctor

Educational Experience:

High school diploma · 1-2 years of college a plus but not necessary

Experience in health care and/or customer service a plus

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

Working knowledge of medical terminology · Recognition of physical exam process and ability to record exam details · Legible handwriting and ability to accurately record information · Computer proficiency and ability to quickly learn new applications · Communication skills and the ability to coordinate and cooperate with multiple members of the health care team · Organizational skills with focus on tracking patient care and improving patient flow · Professional demeanor and recognition of privacy considerations for patients and families · Be willing to learn and perform at secondary positions in order to create a more flexible work environment that will not interrupt our delivery of patient care · Learn to perform certain portions of the exam, both with and without the presence of doctor.

Work environment:

Private optometric office. We strive to create a family and Christian atmosphere.

Physical demands:

Repetitive motion work with keyboards · Walking short distance, sitting and standing frequently Job

Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 – $16.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

We follow CDC guidelines for medical facilities, which currently include full-time mask wear. Workspaces and exam rooms have HEPA air-filtration for added protection in addition to many other procedures in place to protect our staff and patients.


To apply, please send your resume to admin1@eyecarebluffton.com.