Northwest Eye Surgeons Ophthalmic Assistant in Edmonds, Washington
Work in a team‐oriented clinical environment taking pride in and providing outstanding patient care.
Team members are responsible for providing accurate documentation and summarization of the ocular
examination and recommendations. Maintain patient flow and communication regarding appointment
status. Assist Ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions, such as patient work ups
and special testing. May administer eye medications and instruct the patient in care and treatment of
eye conditions, apply dressings to eye, as well as assist with in‐office lasers and procedures.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
Review schedule of patients with MD daily.
Process all medical record requests.
Open and close exam lanes and ensure all supplies are stocked.
Communicate patient flow with team to keep schedule running on time.
Maintain a clean and tidy work environment and waiting area for patients.
Ensure all physician forms are stocked and up to date.
Completes various documents and forms such as consent forms, FMLA, work releases, etc.
Assist physicians in performing ophthalmic procedures, surgeries, injectables and threads.
Quickly and accurately summarizes and documents what the Ophthalmologist says during an
examination, including but not limited to: scribing for physician, proper charting of the examination,
documenting additions to the chief complaint, assessment and recommendations for treatment
(including justification of decisions reached when appropriate).
Maintains an awareness of the patient’s verbal and non‐verbal communication when the
Ophthalmologist is providing instructions as it may necessitate the scribe repeating information, and/or
providing patient education materials for the patient to review at home.
Ensures patient understands all instructions.
Take and document patients' medical histories.
Operate ophthalmic equipment, such as Auto Refractor, Retinoscopes, Phoropters, Slit Lamp,
Pentacam/Topography, Wavescan, IOL master/ lenstar, Projectors, Zeiss OCT and Heidelberg OCT.
Post‐operative patient calls with surgery coordinator until you are ready.
Humphrey Visual Field Testing.
Ophthalmic Assistant Page 2 of 2
Conduct tonometry to measure intraocular pressure. (Goldmann,Tonopen, Pneumatonometer & Icare)
Color vision testing (Ishihara).
Extraocular Muscle Function testing & Hirschberg Testing
Measure visual acuity using appropriate tests, including near, distance, and pinhole.
Triages phone calls from patients and outside contacts in accordance with the standard of care for
Ophthalmology and office policies.
Sterilize instruments and maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
Facelift dressing changes.
Ensure Sculptra is pre‐mixed for patients during the week. Threads are available for the week.
Ensure all medical records are in chart for new patients.
Maintain flexibility and perform other duties as required.
Basic knowledge of medical coding terminology and convention.
Basic math skills (add, subtract, etc.), understand and use fractions, decimals. Compute rate, ratio, and
Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office products, Windows environment, and strong keyboarding
Willing to help in all areas, have flexibility and effectively work in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Excellent verbal and written communication for exemplary customer service.
Professional appearance, strong interpersonal skills, and patient confidentiality.
Strong organization with attention to detail.