24 days old

STEPS Ophthalmic Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title STEPS Ophthalmic Assistant
Requisition Number TE06692
Department Name MG100: Physician Based Clinics
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $16.20/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Standing or walking for long periods of time, repetitive motion.
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Job Summary
View every patient and staff or faculty as a customer. Maintain a High level of professionalism in interactions, working with integrity to present ourselves in a manner that promotes trust and confidence. Be flexible, courteous and respectful, anticipating and fulfilling the needs of others. Listen carefully, ask questions and respect the privacy of our patients, faculty and staff. Provide care in support of our goal to be a preferred patient care provider. Perform patient intake by initiating documentation of the patient’s chief complaint, history of present illness, review of systems and all pertinent findings accurately in the electronic medical record in accordance with compliance guidelines. Perform all STANDARD preliminary vision testing and demonstrate proficiency in basic ophthalmic pretesting. Administer topical and oral medications at the direction of the physician. Provide patient with education regarding surgery, medications, tests, procedures and treatments as directed by the physician. Follow all safety procedures per protocol guidelines. Acquire working knowledge of any new equipment and procedures as developed for the various subspecialties. Inventory, clean and stock rooms between patient and during downtime to ensure appropriate supplies, medications and equipment is readily available for physician and patient.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Customer service, patient care, ability to learn ophthalmic diagnostic testing, ability to learn electronic medical record, attention to detail.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 06/24/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-06-10 Expires: 2022-07-10

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