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Ophthalmic Assistant (Dr. Saltzmann)-South Park/Belmont in Charlotte, NC at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat

Date Posted: 3/25/2019

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Job Description

Do you want to work for one of the Carolinas’ most respected medical practices? Are you looking for not just a job, but a career? We are looking for you.

 

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates, PA (CEENTA), the region’s premier eye, ear, nose and throat care provider for adults and pediatric patients for more than 90 years is looking to add to their clinical support staff team. We are currently looking for an Ophthalmic Assistant with experience providing clinical support for an ophthalmologist. This position is with Dr. Saltzmann.

Dr. Robert Saltzmann is an Ophthalmologist with specialty fellowship training in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Read more about Dr. Saltzmann.

The physician sees patients in our South Park and Belmont offices. Typically their schedule is Monday-Friday, 7:20a-5p, varies depending on Surgery.

Summary of the position: 

The staff member will assist the physician by providing preliminary medical evaluation to include diagnostic evaluation for clinical patients as well as providing medical treatment and medical care services to patients.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Perform preliminary components of the ophthalmic work up due to nature of patient complaint and current status at the request of the physician.
  • Instill eye medications as per physician’s order.
  • Perform diagnostic testing to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient (when appropriate).
  • Provide education and instruction on the use and maintenance of contact lens.
  • Document patient encounters properly in accordance to CEENTA  compliance guidelines in electronic medical record software in a timely manner.
  • Provide educational and triage information to patient and their families (when appropriate).
  • Maintain OSHA standards to ensure sterilized and safe environment.
  • Maintain CEENTA Compliance standards in regards to patient demographics and medical information.

Job Requirements

Education and/ or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); at least six months related experience and/or training in the Ophthalmology field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous Glaucoma experience a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

Customer Service and organizational skills, data entry, written and verbal communication skills, maintain positive team oriented attitude with an attention to details.

Prior experience utilizing an EMR or EHR platform.

Ability to follow procedures and processes in accordance to CEENTA standards utilizing: (may vary by specialty and/ or physician)

Phoropter

Refractometry

Pressures-Applanation

Tonometry

Slit Lamp

Pachometer

Visual Field machine

Fundus camera

OCT machine

Lensometer (manual and automated)

Color plate

  

Certificates and License:

Valid and active certificate from JCAHPO as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or Certified Ophthalmic Technician is preferred but is not a requirement.

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates offer a competitive benefits package including medical insurance coverage on the first day of employment. Our physicians believe in continuing education and offer opportunities for up to 30 hours of free CE a year, plus our compensation model is structured to offer higher wages to certified technicians. Join our team to provide excellent patient care!

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