Ophthalmic Assistant

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Location
Mankato, Minnesota
Industry
Administrative & Support Services (Office and Administrative Support Occupations)
Job Type
Full-Time
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 16.50 - US$ 17.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_58624
Contact
Jennifer Marshall, Spherion
Phone
507-432-2430
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Job Description

What a great DIRECT HIRE opportunity for someone who has an eye for detail! Spherion, in partnership with our Mankato-based client is seeking out an Ophthalmic Assistant. This individual is responsible for providing chair-side doctor assistance, performing diagnostic tests as required by ophthalmologist, and administering treatment as allowed and ordered by the physician.

Responsibilities:
Communication and Patient Care:
Uses autorefractor and lensometers (automatic and manual).
Performs visual field tests.
Performs visual acuity and pinhole tests.
Performs brightness acuity measurement as requested by the physician.
Performs Schirmers tests as ordered by the physician.
Monitors patient flow, ensuring the physician exam rooms are always full.
Acts as scribe for physician.
Escorts patients to front desk after exam.

Patient Education:
Reviews the use of Amsler grid testing with patient for at-home monitoring.
Reviews physician-generated instructions with patient.
Provides appropriate patient education materials as directed by physician.

Administrative:
Ensures that exam rooms are tidied between patients, including cleaning sinks and sanitizing equipment.
Cleans all lenses used by doctors.
Prepares for COA exam.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
Knowledge of medical and ophthalmic terminology.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work as a positive team member.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
Computer literacy.

Education:
High School

Experience:
1-4 years

Qualifications:
Physical Abilities:
Must be able to walk and stand for entire work shift.
Must be able to move frequently from standing to sitting, depending on exam room configuration, during the clinic sessions.
Must be able to type or write legibly in a dimly-lit setting.
Must be able to hear softly-spoken words.
Must be able to aid in supporting elderly patients getting in and out of exam chairs.
Lifting required up to 30 pounds.


Does this position seem like a fit for you? If so, you should apply, like right now! This is a direct hire opportunity with great pay and benefits, please call Jennifer at 507-432-2430 to apply.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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