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MUHA | Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified (COA) or Non-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (NCOA) - Storm Eye Institute ($2,000 Sign on Bonus - COT/COA External Applicants Only)

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Job Description Summary

Sign on bonus available to COT/COA External Applicants Only.

The Storm Eye Institute –
Storm Eye treats adult and pediatric patients across the tri-county area. It includes specialties such as general ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina, cornea, oculoplastic, and optometry.

Performs advanced medical history, checks patient's visual acuity, dilates patient's eyes. Performs basic slit-lamp exam, visual fields, color vision tests, lensometry, tonometry, keratometry, and refractometry. Assists with office surgical procedures. Maintains complete and accurate information in the patient's medical record. Prepares and maintains exam rooms to ensure they are adequately stocked with supplies and that all equipment and instruments are in proper working order. Prepare instruments for sterilization. Screen patient phone calls and questions. Follow Guest Relation Policy: Be polite, attentive and courteous to all patients at all times. Perform other related duties incidental to the work.

Entity

Medical University Hospital Authority (MUHA)

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type​

Regular

Cost Center

CC000683 CHS - Storm Eye Clinics (Main)

Pay Rate Type

Hourly

Pay Grade

Health-15

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

Job Description

  • COT/ COA:

    Job Summary/Purpose: Performs advanced medical history, checks patient's visual acuity, dilates patient's eyes. Performs basic slit-lamp exam, visual fields, color vision tests, lensometry, tonometry, keratometry, and refractometry. Assists with office surgical procedures. Maintains complete and accurate information in the patient's medical record. Prepares and maintains exam rooms to ensure they are adequately stocked with supplies and that all equipment and instruments are in proper working order. Prepare instruments for sterilization. Screen patient phone calls and questions. Follow Guest Relation Policy: Be polite, attentive and courteous to all patients at all times. Perform other related duties incidental to the work.

    NCOA:

    Job Summary/Purpose: Performs a variety of general patient care activities and ophthalmic diagnostic tests and assists ophthalmologists with ophthalmic exams.

  • COT/ COA:

    Required Minimum Training and Education: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of specialized ophthalmic experience. Completion of either a two year Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant program or equivalent.

    Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: JCAHPO certification as a COT or COA required. Basic Life Support required within 2 weeks of hire. Thereafter, must maintain a Current Basic Life Support (BLS), either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Compliance in maintaining BLS and any other annual competencies is mandatory.

    NCOA:

    Minimum Training and Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED) and a minimum of one year specialized ophthalmic experience and successful completion of MUHA departmental competencies required; or successful completion of an accredited Ophthalmic Clinical Assistant program. Certification of COA, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant is required within 6-12 months of hire date.

    Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Certification of COA, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant is required within 6-12 months of hire date. Basic Life Support required within 2 weeks of hire. Thereafter, must maintain a Current Basic Life Support (BLS), either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. Compliance in maintaining BLS and any other annual competencies is mandatory.

Additional Job Description

Physical Requirements: Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36” to overhead 25 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.

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