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Optometric Assistant

Company: AxessPointe Community Health Center, Inc
Location: Akron
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT AXESSPOINTE AxessPointe Community Health Centers provides affordable, high-quality health care to families and individuals in Summit and Portage counties. We offer a full range of services including medical, dental, women's health, behavioral health and a reduced-rate pharmacy. WHY WE EXIST AND OUR DIRECTION: Our Mission : To provide a quality, affordable and compassionate health home for - every patient, every time - in all communities. Our Vision : To be recognized as a leader in the delivery of high quality, integrated family-oriented healthcare and as a model program for community-based primary care. OUR VALUES AND CORE COMPETENCIES: Mission First : We believe in always working hard to help each and every patient-to be a place where all are welcomed-to help them and their communities flourish through our efforts together. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) respectful, compassionate service and (b) results orientation. Operational Excellence: We believe in doing a job well done, always seeking ways to do what we do better, and embracing challenges through an open-minded, informed approach. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) functional knowledge and skill, (b) continual improvement, and (c) decision making and creative problem solving. Bring Your Best : We believe that we owe it to our patients, to our coworkers, and to ourselves to approach every day as an opportunity to excel together, creating an organization that makes our communities healthier despite the challenges that arise. Supporting competencies: We live this value through (a) integrity, (b) team mentality, and (c) agility and resilience. OPTOMETRIC ASSISTANT SUMMARY: Acts as the Clinical Assistant to the Optometrist in providing patient care. SUPERVISOR: Optometrist DU--TIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Obtains and records patient medical histories, vitals, test results and other information for medical records while maintaining strict confidentiality. Conducts exam pretesting procedures Prepares treatment rooms for clinical examinations and assists practitioners with medical procedures and other patient care. Adjusts and takes measurements for glasses Verifies powers of glasses Delivers compassionate support, attention, and assistance to patients and families. Ensures compliance with all health care regulations, including HIPAA and OSHA. Sterilizes equipment pre-examination and post examination. Answers phones and returns patient calls. Schedules patient appointments Provides exemplary customer service to all patients Manages medical supply inventory. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma and Two years of optometric assisting LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: CPO Certification - Preferred COMPLIANCE: This position requires compliance with API's written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation. Failure to comply with API's Written Standards, which may include the failure to report any conduct or event that potentially violates legal or compliance requirements or API's Written Standards or, for managers and supervisors, fails to detect non-compliant conduct where reasonable efforts would have resulted in detection, will be met by the enforcement of disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination, in accordance with API's Compliance Program Policy and Procedure: Addressing Instances of Non-Compliance through Appropriate Disciplinary Actions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands to finger handle or feel; to talk; or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must be able to frequently lift up to 25 pounds. The employee may occasionally be required to lift 25 to 50 pounds; however, this is not essential; duties may be shifted to accommodate lifting restrictions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less). The employee will occasionally be working near moving mechanical parts, be exposed to outdoor weather conditions and exposed to a risk of electrical shock while running the copier, printer, other standard equipment and answering the telephone. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. Stress level can be high at times. Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. Employment Type: Part Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: AxessPointe Community Health Center, Inc, Akron , Optometric Assistant, Other , Akron, Ohio

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