Duke Health Integrated Practice is an exceptional, multi-specialty physician practice encompassing 140 clinics across North Carolina. We attract and retain premier medical professionals with competitive compensation, benefits, and a nurturing work atmosphere that unites passion and purpose.
Duke Eye Center at Erwin Rd - 2351 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC
The schedule for this position is day shifts, Monday-Friday, with no weekends or holidays.
We are seeking a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant at our eye center in Durham, NC to assist physicians and other technical support colleagues in performing diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, simple color vision tests.
Direct the flow of patients; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician
Examine the cornea, lens, and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal.
May administer dilation or anesthetic drops or assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training.
Alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment.
Complete stocking and maintenance functions and maintain the physical environment of exam and procedure rooms.
Perform various clerical functions, including assisting with appointments and telephone call screening activities and filing test results, forms, and letters into medical records.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
JOB ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.
Requires certification for Ophthalmic Assistants by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) AND 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist.
Must have BLS Certification
Some roles within our organization may encompass essential job functions requiring distinct physical and/or mental capabilities. Further details and accommodation requests will be addressed by individual hiring departments.
Duke Health Integrated Practice is dedicated to Equal Opportunity Employment, fostering a diverse workforce without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
We aspire to build a community grounded in collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our shared achievements rely on a dynamic exchange of ideas, flourishing best when a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences thrive. Upholding these values is a collective responsibility within our community.
This job description aims to outline representative responsibilities for this title, not an exhaustive account of specific duties. Employees may be assigned job-related tasks beyond those explicitly outlined here.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.