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Guthrie Ophthalmic Assistant - Ophthalmology - Full Time in Binghamton, New York

Position Summary: The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for performing ophthalmic work up, procedures, measurements, and tests to provide data to the provider and assist in patient care. Assists provider throughout patient exam and office procedures. Position requires good understanding of optometry and ophthalmology outpatient day to day office routine. The Ophthalmic Assistant will continually demonstrate Patient Centeredness, Teamwork, and Excellence in the daily performance of their duties. This position requires the ability to be self‐motivated, flexible, punctual, detail oriented, have good time management skills and have excellent communication skills. Position will travel for coverage as needed. Education, License & Cert: Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent Require: Completion of Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC) within first 6 weeks of position and completion of American Academy of Ophthalmology Home Study course within first 6 months of employment for candidate without COA. Prefer: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Paraoptometric Assistant (POA) Experience: Prefer 2 years of clinical experience in ophthalmology or optometry practice; will consider medical office or clinical assistant. Previous customer service. Essential Functions: 1. Obtains and documents accurate chief complaint and comprehensive history of present illness. Reviews, and verifies patient’s past ocular, medical, family and social history. 2. Performs portion of ophthalmic exam, ophthalmic diagnostic testing and procedures; accurately documents findings/results on exam and stays current with new technology and procedures as they become available. 3. Performs as scribe for provider (throughout ophthalmic exam capture, summarize, & document pertinent examination data, clinical findings and the assessment and plan). 4. Assists provider with office procedures and completion of informed consent and patient education. 5. Responsible for cleaning and sterilization of office instruments, performing basic maintenance, quality control, cleaning, disinfection and maintaining inventory of ophthalmic exam room and ancillary equipment according to organization and departmental protocols. 6. Responsible; completion and processing of forms (DMV, disability, legal blindness, insurance, low vision, etc.); review and monitors provider’s schedule for efficiency and errors; triages messages and phone calls and responds to patients as directed by provider. Other Duties: 1. Provides orientation and training of new employees and recognizes and utilizes opportunities to teach other staff members. 2. Answer phones, scheduling appointments, assist with bump lists. 3. Travel to other offices. 4. Cover as needed throughout the department.

Pay Range $16.00-$25.16/hr.

Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of Guthrie, you’ll find staff members who have committed themselves to serving the community.

The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500 physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47 specialties through a regional office network providing primary and specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.