SUMMARY: The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and clinical functions to include scheduling and greeting patients; scheduling surgeries; performing diagnostic and eye function tests including clinical optics, ocular motility, visual fields, keratometry, topography, A –Scans, and Schirmer test; assisting with office surgical procedures; administering topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the ophthalmologist for testing or treatment. Record accurate charting and other office procedures. Assist ophthalmologist and/or optometrist with office patient procedures. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ophthalmic Assistants/Medical assistants acting under the supervision of a physician or optometrist may:
Fit prescription lenses;
Prepare patients for examinations;
Take patient history and other preliminary patient data;
Perform simple non-invasive testing of visual acuity, pupils and ocular motility;
Perform automated visual field testing;
Perform ophthalmic photography and digital imaging;
Perform non-subjective auto refraction (where the ophthalmologist or optometrist performs subjective refraction);
Administer cycloplegiacs, mydriatics, and topical anesthetics that are not controlled substances for ophthalmic purposes; and
Perform pachymetry, keratometry, A scans, B scans, and electrodiagnostic testing.
Environmental cleaning and disinfection of clinical areas.
Assists in preparations for surgical and other clinical procedures, including equipment sterilization. Gives instructions to patients concerning eye care and helps them understand and comply with treatments that the doctor prescribes. Other duties as assigned.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.