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Retina Health Institute Full Time Medical Assistant in Elgin, Illinois

Job DescriptionA new, high technology ophthalmic practice in Elgin, IL is looking for an experienced and eager individual who displays good communication skills and maintains good working relationships with patients, co-workers and supervisors. Job DutiesUnder the direction and order of the physician:

  • Takes patient medical, past medical, family and medication histories.

  • Records patient ocular history.

  • Measures and records visual acuities and intraocular pressures.

  • Evaluates the pupil and examines the eyes for afferent papillary defect.

  • Administers eye drops, dressings, and shields.

  • Assists physician in minor surgical procedures.

  • Instructs the patient on postoperative care and documents accordingly.

  • Exhibits basic knowledge and understanding and can check ocular motility and visual fields

  • Conduct tonometry tests to measure intraocular pressure.

  • Measure visual acuity, including near, distance, pinhole, or dynamic visual acuity, using appropriate tests.

  • Maintains instruments, equipment and a clean and/or sterile environment.

  • Maintains supply inventory and orders accordingly.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

  • Competitive benefits package available after 90 days of employment.

  • Previous experience in ophthalmology preferred.

  • Knowledge of eClinicalWorks EMR is a plus.

  • Travel to the Rockford office will be required. Up to 3 days a week.

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