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.
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
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.
Private optometric office. We strive to create a family and Christian atmosphere.
Repetitive motion work with keyboards · Walking short distance, sitting and standing frequently Job
Pay: $12.00 – $16.00 per hour
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.
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