Fairview Health Services is looking for an Optometric Assistant to work at a number of our locations: Friley, Andover, Brooklyn Park and Eagan. This is an on-call/as need position.
This position is responsible for Assisting the Optometrist in the provision of quality patient care. They will participate in the smooth and efficient operation of the department. The Optometric Assistant assists in the care, treatment and education of optometry patients; provides services to patients, staff and others in a respectful and courteous manner. They Optometric Assistant works collaboratively with appropriate staff to ensure effective services and exercises prudent stewardship of financial and other resources.
Obtains a complete medical and ophthalmic history: obtains patient history and charts procedures for medical records; performs and records visual acuities; reads old lens in lensometer and documents. Performs basic screening of muscles, pupils and confrontational fields.
Performs retinal imaging, OCT and visual fields testing as needed.
Uses Automated refractor and I-Care or to open to measure pressure.
Autoclaves instruments for procedures.
Contact lens ordering and dispensing: orders contact lenses per prescription; educates patients on the wear and care of contact lenses; inspects received contact lenses for dispensing
Documentation and coding for diagnosis and procedures for insurance information: codes all charts for procedures and diagnosis; handles insurance information and forms as needed.
Assists patients with scheduling appointments; answers telephone messages when able; screens all messages before they are given to the optometrist.
Graduate from Optometry Assistant program or equivalent experience
Graduate from an accredited Optometric Assistant program (CPO or CPOT) or MA program
Optometric / Ophthalmic experience
Two years contact lens experience
Basic computer skills
Good problem solving and communication skills
Ability to effectively and sensitively relate to customers
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider netwo...rk and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.