Kaiser Permanente Certified Oregon Optometry Assistant - Full Time Float in Clackamas, Oregon
To assist and support doctors of optometry in a collaborative relationship to provide patients with optimum levels of general optometric care. Under the direct supervision of the doctor, will provide technical and support assistance to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the doctors of optometry.
Essential Functions: - To assist and support doctors of optometry in a collaborative relationship to provide patients with optimum levels of general optometric care. Under the direct supervision of the doctor, will provide technical and support assistance to improve the efficacy and efficiency of the doctors of optometry. - Receive and process phone calls and other patient communication, from patients, assess the nature of the situation and manage triage accordingly. Manage all aspects of doctor(s) schedule, including booking appointments. - Maintain diagnostic and therapeutic instruments and equipment to insure that they are clean and accurate. Assess condition of instruments and arrange for repair and/or recalibration as necessary. Maintain instruments and medications for ophthalmic therapeutics; insure that instruments and medications are available and sterile. - Respond to patient concerns and resolve or forward them to the proper person or area for resolution. - Coordinate patient optometric care with optical dispensing, membership services, family practice, ophthalmology, pharmacy and other KP departments and services. - Follow all KP policies, procedures, and behavior guidelines and standards for the treatment of members and confidentiality of their care. Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Two (2) years of previous experience in optometric or other ophthalmic practice. Education - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - Paraoptometric Assistant or Technician certification by the American Optometric Association at time of hire or within 18 months of employment.
Additional Requirements: - Demonstrated experience and competence with ophthalmic instruments, including: auto-refractor, auto-lensometer, non-contact tonometer, Titmus vision tester, Snellen chart, visual acuity projector, and visual field testing equipment. - Demonstrated proficiency in use of instruments and equipment for preliminary testing, ancillary testing and in the application of eyedrops. - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. - Ability to function effectively in a professional environment within a managed practice organization. Familiarity with optometric and optical terminology. - Familiarity with optometric instruments and equipment.
Preferred Qualifications: - Three (3) years of previous experience in optometric or other ophthalmic practice. - Basic knowledge of Kaiser Permanente policies, procedures and philosophy and culture. - Thorough knowledge of basic science and optics, familiarity with optometric and/or ophthalmic procedures related to preliminary testing. - Basic knowledge of instillation of optometric diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceuticals as applied to the practice of optometry. - Working knowledge of HealthConnect.
COMPANY Kaiser Permanente
TITLE Certified Oregon Optometry Assistant - Full Time Float
LOCATION Clackamas, OR