In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment providing health services to its facility, staff and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 47 years later, Yale Health has more than 37,000 members including students, staff, faculty and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world.
Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010, is where our members receive most of their care. It is a 144,000 square foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms, a 24/7 Acute Care Department, a 17-bed inpatient facility with two negative pressure rooms, a diagnostic imaging suite including MR and CT scan, x-ray and ultrasound and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.
Yale Health promotes the health and well-being of every member of the Yale community, so that each individual can achieve his or her highest goals and aspirations. Providing consistently outstanding care, compassionate, patient-centered service and innovative practices is our promise to our members and Yale University.
The Ophthalmology Department at Yale Health provides comprehensive care and management of all eye problems. The Clinical Assistant 3/Ophthalmic Assistant will assist the clinicians in performing routine eye exams as well as exams for eyeglass prescriptions.
The "Essential duties" section listed below are generic in nature and do not reflect specific duties of this position. Please refer to the following for a more comprehensive and detailed outline of what the duties of this position will entail.
Perform specialized testing procedures such as preliminary screening examination for physician review including history taking and medication review, visual acuity, manifest refraction, ocular motility, color vision, anterior segment evaluation including pupils, applanation tonometry, autorefractometry, manifest refractometry, Goldmann applanation tonometry, Humphrey Visual Field testing, and all aspects of a pediatric or adult comprehensive exam.
Room patients. Review patient’s chart, patient’s condition and physician’s notes to plan and determine method of testing. Set up, operate and maintain equipment to conduct tests and appropriate procedures. Provide information to patients concerning specific tests and procedures.
Reads and interprets obtained images. Records test results. Identifies and reports abnormalities.
Instructs and acts as a source of information on testing techniques, procedures, and equipment operation.
Sterilize and set up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures; assist with minor office surgery. Calibrate and maintain instruments. Assist in the maintenance and repair of equipment.
Order and maintain inventory of supplies. Clean and stock rooms.
Answer phones, schedule appointments and direct the flow of patients; arrange for laboratory and other tests; review and prepare charts. Assist in the processing of paperwork or forms.
Reviews, collaborates with clinicians, and responds to patient inquiries or requests for assistance in the EMR. Triages patient calls and messages, and assists in appropriate scheduling when appropriate.
Contributes to organizational initiatives and efforts.
Required Education and Experience:
Eight years of related experience, six of them in the same job family at the next lower level and a high school level education; or six years of related experience and an Associate's Degree; or two years of related work experience and a Bachelor's Degree; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Demonstrated ability as an Ophthalmic Assistant in a clinical Ophthalmology or Optometry practice. Proficient in the use of specialized equipment and instruments and in administering diagnostic tests and performing procedures related to the current practice of Ophthalmology.
Proficiency in the use of an EMR, preferably Epic, in a healthcare setting. Advanced proficiency in medical terminology related to the practice of Ophthalmology.
Outstanding interpersonal skills. Excellent communication and time management skills. Ability to work positively and respectfully with a diverse population.
Well-developed critical thinking skills with the ability to use sound independent judgment in order to solve problems.
Ability to work as part of a collaborative and supportive team. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent attendance, punctuality and reliability, as attested by references.
Preferred Education and Experience: JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-61505BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Internal Number: 61505BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.