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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Ophthalmic Asst, COA in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: This position requires customer service skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a degree of independent decision-making. This position reports to a Supervisor of Ophthalmic Operations and will work within a specific section of the Ophthalmology clinic.

Ophthalmic skills include: Obtaining and documenting patient history, determining visual acuity, performing automated and manual refraction for diagnostic purposes, performing basic lensometry, pupillary assessment, visual field testing, PAM, basin ocular motility assessment, manual and automated keratometry, osmolarity testing, administering eye drops, ointments, and irrigating solutions to the eye as ordered by physician, performing office duties and clinical tasks - entering data into EMR, providing patient services, measurement of intraocular pressure (tonometry), pre-operative preparation of patient, maintaining equipment and instruments, perform ocular imaging including OCT, Topography, fundus photography, preparation of surgical instruments and equipment, aseptic technique, post-operative education

Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a High School diploma or general education degree. Minimum of one year of experience in an Ophthalmology practice. JCAHPO Ophthalmic Certification (COA) required or must be obtained within one (1) year of hire date)... (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC OPH Comp Physicians

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 104510

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 8:30a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.