Eye Clinic of Wisconsin
  • Wausau, WI, USA
  • Range $13. to $19.
  • Hourly
  • Majority 32 hours

Position Summary:

Assist in the care of patients by performing portions of the patient exam and a variety of preliminary tests according to the physician orders and nature of the patient visit.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist physician with patients
  • Escort patients to and from exam areas, may be required to assist patients with walking, by pushing wheelchairs, lifting and transferring
  • Complete and accurately document testing, patient's health history and medications
  • Complete lens prescription, medication forms, patient instruction and encounter forms
  • Screen and document visual acuity findings, glaucoma testing and anterior chamber evaluation, color plates, pupils, muscle checks
  • Provide patient information concerning their eye care
  • Assist the physician in office surgical procedures including laser, cryo, pneumatic retinopathy and any new surgical technology, which may be forthcoming
  • Complete appropriate consent forms for various procedures, surgery and testing
  • Assist in maintaining clerical records of procedures and assist in maintaining inventory of necessary supplies for the department
  • Perform refractions, including; retinoscopy and refining, add power calculations on complete exams and post-operative intraocular implant patients, manifest and cycloplegic
  • Ultrasonography: A-Scan; includes keratometry readings, corneal diameter and axial length measurements as needed on pre-op IOL patients. B-Scan; unit and preparation per physician
  • Visual fields; operation of the automated visual field
  • Perform brightness acuity tests as directed
  • Perform potential acuity meter test as directed
  • Glasses Rechecks; involve pinpointing of patient's complaints with new glasses, refraction recheck, lens curve comparison, distance and near, p.d. comparison and optical inspection of spectacle lenses.
  • Suggestions for patient satisfaction made to physician.
  • Ophthalmic photography; external photos, and fundus photos
  • Corneal topography; operate instrument that produces computerized mapping of the corneal surface
  • Operate auto refractors
  • Maintain the ability to document all medical information needed for physicians in both paper and electronic medical records
  • Perform pachymetry
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Relationship and Scope:

The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant works closely with physicians, patients, and other medical floor staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High School Graduate
  • Must obtain Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification within two-years of entry in to the position
  • Demonstrates knowledge of proper, safe, efficient usage of office equipment, computers, and software; working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with physicians and staff
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced medical facility while adhering to HIPAA compliance regulations
  • Strong aptitude with computer software and typing skills
  • Understanding of medical terminology and basic anatomy of the eye
  • Knowledge of examination equipment and instrumentation, operation and maintenance
  • Ability to display accuracy, positive attitude and be able work well independently
  • Previous experience in a medical office desirable

Work Conditions:

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin has six locations; while staff will be assigned to a "home" location; travel to satellites is a requirement of the position. Hours of work will be dependent on the needs of the Clinic. Requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Occasional lifting (30 pounds), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and climbing stairs is required.


This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to change over time. Reasonable accommodations will be made to those individuals with a disability.

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