As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistants work under the direct supervision of an ophthalmologist or optometrist, gathering patient information necessary to complete a diagnosis. Duties include performing preliminary eye function testing, communicating with and preparing the patient, plus additional testing as directed. Employee must be extremely discreet to patient confidentiality in accordance to HIPPA standards.
Accurately collects health care data and documents appropriate information in patient record according to policy and training resources.
Be proficient with all basic testing techniques and equipment, to include a full patient work up, ancillary testing with OCT, fundus camera, static visual fields and other testing requested by the physician.
Independently perform and accurately document standard testing procedures
Learn and maintain knowledge to effectively communicate with patients when explaining testing procedures to get desired outcomes expected by the physician.
Responsible for professional practice and development of self, according to the scope of practice.
Performs clerical duties as assigned by clinical supervisor
Attend and participate in divisional huddles and meetings when scheduled
Complies with and promotes Nemours Standards of Behaviors.
Be flexible to travel to the different satellite locations within Jacksonville area.
Effectively communicate between physician and technicians to manage paperwork and patient requests with in the appropriate timeframe.
Fulfill annual skills checklist performed with Orthoptist.
Advance medical history taking.
Effective written and oral communication skills
Intermediate level of word processing skills.
Accept feedback in a constructive manner
JCAHPO Certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant; if not currently certified must become certified within one year of hire date.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.