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A Vision Services Assistant (V.S.A.) is a member of the Eye Services team, providing direct support to the providers (ophthalmologists and optometrists) and the Eye Services operation, while working under the direct supervision of the Chief of Ophthalmology or designee(s). The V.S.A.’s primary role will be to enhance to provider interactions with their customers utilizing specific knowledge, objective ophthalmic testing and practicing special technical skills in the Eye Services specialty. The VSA will maximize opportunities for flexible operations within vision services by assisting with provider visits as well as supporting department operations with clerical services (e.g., making appointments, scheduling surgical procedures, taking messages, registering patients, etc.).
- Measures and records intraocular pressure (tonometry), neutralization of spectacles (lensometry), automated visual fields, autorefraction (in preparation for the subjective refraction by the provider), autokeratometry, anterior chamber angles, vital signs, and pupillary response and other objective ophthalmic testing procedures.
- Performs other objective ophthalmic testing and automated image capture as indicated.
- Documents concise and relevant medical and ocular histories in the medical record.
- Makes and cancels Optometry, Ophthalmology, medical clearances, and diagnostic appointments.
- Documents the specimens following departmental specific procedures.
- Measures complete visual acuity for all ages and ocular diagnoses, including Snellen charts, HOTV charts, color vision, and stereopsis.
- Records relevant medical information for the provider (i.e., assessments, plans, interventions, and spectacles) completes forms and other necessary data entry.
- Instructs eye patients by providing relevant information, per provider protocols.
- Cleans (changing cleaning solutions, as needed), wraps, labels and re-stocks instruments.
- Maintains equipment and orders/stocks supplies.
- Orders and maintains inventory par levels of supplies, forms, medications, etc. as needed.
- Administers topical eye medications per specific physician order in preparation for testing as permitted by state law and regulation.
- Keeps work area clean.
- Labels specimen and Pathology Requests forms.
- Escorts patients to exam rooms and prepares them for examination.
- Sets up and assists with minor surgical procedures of the eye, as needed by setting up supplies, handling instruments, etc.
- Obtains and prepares the appropriate medical information (records, files, forms, diagnostic results) for the provider.
- Electronically, set up lab, x-ray and other requisitions, as needed.
- Witnesses patient consent signature and signs forms.
- Anticipates provider needs (preparation of supplies, instruments, and equipment).
- Must be proficient in ophthalmic procedures and testing as required by the employer.
- Must have knowledge of medical and ophthalmological terminology.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams required.
- BLS Certification.
- Good verbal and written communication skills, including legible handwriting.
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions.
- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) by JCAHPO (effective 1/01/01).
- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
- Must successfully complete PARRS II, AutoReg (where applicable), and be able to work with electronic medical record system.
- Knowledge of computer and computer keyboard.
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stockton, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A