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Eye Care Assistant- Certified- Southfield

Company: Henry Ford Health System
Location: Southfield
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY Eye Care Assistant- Certified (COA's) performs administrative and clinical duties that vary by subspecialty. They work under direction or supervision of a physician who is licensed to practice medicine and surgery and is qualified in ophthalmology. In general, they take medical histories, measure visual acuity and intraocular pressure, record vital signs, assist in patient education/compliance, prepare patients for examination by the physician, and assist the physician during the examination and/or surgery. Ophthalmic allied health professionals are not independent practitioners and do not diagnose or treat eye disorders, nor do they prescribe medications. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Medical History Taking: Obtain and accurately record patient's medical and ocular history including chief complaint, medications, allergies, and review of systems in accordance with compliance guidelines. - Visual Acuity Testing: Perform visual acuity testing to determine the basic ability of a person to see both near and far, with and without correction. - Lensometry: Apply basic optics necessary to measure the power of corrective lenses using automated or manual lensometers. - Visual Field testing: Perform confrontation visual field and screening tests using automated and/or Frequency Doubling perimetry. - Tonometry: Demonstrate proper aseptic technique and measure intraocular pressure with non-contact, digital and/or Goldmann applanation tonometers. - Instrument maintenance and repair: Care for, maintain, and perform minor servicing of exam room equipment. - Other specialized tests: Perform color vision testing with color plates. - Other patient services: Coordinate patient flow and appointments. - Contact lens assisting: Take history from the patient on contact lens wear and identify problems. - Refractometry: Enter spectacle data into a Phoropter. - Ocular Motility: Measure near point of convergence. - Photography: Identify instruments used for imaging in the eye. - Surgical Assisting: Set up and assist in non-refractive laser surgery (argon, YAG, etc.) and minor surgery. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Visual/hearing/verbal requirements: The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). - Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand during test procedures, in taking patient histories, and in performing tests on patients. - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects Manual dexterity is required to operate various equipment in the performance of duties. - Attention to detail necessary due to the exacting nature of the position. - Ability to find information and identify essential information in managing patient information. - Mentoring and coaching to help other employees gain competencies and overcome barriers to improving current job performance is also expected of all certified personnel. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED - Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO); or certification as a Registered Optometric Assistant (OAR); or certification as a Registered Optometric Technician is required. - Failure to retain certification will result in reclassification to a non-certified Eye Care Assistant with appropriate change in pay. If certification eligible, candidate will be hired as a non-certified Eye Care Assistant. Overview Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care. The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600 employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, ******************. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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