St. Luke's Hospital

Ophthalmology Assist Trainee-Miller

Duluth, MN
Aug 12, 2017

01 Miller Creek Clinic Department


As scheduled

.60, Req # - 17293

Contact Information:

  • Contact: St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth Human Resources
  • Tel: 218-249-5387
  • Fax: 218-249-6094
  • Email:
  • Address: 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805  Duluth,  MN  55805

Job Details:

  • BLS certification required
  • Certification/Licensure/Registration
      The Ophthalmology Assistant-Trainee, under the medical direction of the Ophthalmologist (MD), assists the ophthalmologist by performing tasks, collecting data, administering treatments as ordered and supervising patients. Takes patient histories, administers tests and evaluations, takes eye measurements for the purpose of diagnosis and performs related clinical support. Assists and accompanies physician throughout the patient evaluation in order to efficiently and accurately document the patient's physical examination. The intention of this Trainee position is to give the incumbent opportunity to develop the competence required to independently perform all the duties of an Ophthalmology Assistant. The incumbent is expected to make continuing satisfactory progress and to be qualified to become an Ophthalmology Assistant within 24 months in the position.
      Education and Experience: Sufficient training and/or experience to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration. Satisfactory progress in training/development to become an Ophthalmology Assistant within eighteen (18) months of hire into the Trainee position.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration: RN, LPN, OSC (ophthalmic Scribe Certification), or other licensure recognized under CMS Meaningful Use standards, or EMT, or CMA registration/certification from a Medicare recognized organization such as; National HealthCareer Association, American Association for Medical Assistants, National Association of Medical Assistants, or the Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) from American Medical Technologist. 

      BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
      Education: N/A
      Experience: Direct patient care in a Medical Office.
      Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
      Knowledge of the basic structure and function of the eye, history taking, (would be trained in:). Ability to present a professional image and understand and carry out instructions by medical staff. Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work with indirect supervision and accept personal responsibility. Ability to provide service in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to perform basic computer keyboarding and answer the telephone.
      READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
        Ability to meet the physical demands of an ophthalmology clinic practice, including the ability to see, hear, walk, write legibly, speak English, stand and work greater than eight (8) hours per day
        Stand - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - OccasionallyUnder 1/3(1-2.5 hours) Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
        Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
        Works in an office-based clinic setting. May be exposed to risk of exposure to blood borne disease. May be exposed to electrical and mechanical hazards from office equipment. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements.

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