Medical Assistant

at EyeCare Partners
Des Peres, MO

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 650 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide care in 18 states and 80 markets, providing services that span the eye care continuum. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com.

Medical Assistant 

A Medical Assistant  is a valuable asset to an Ophthalmologist as they assist in providing excellent patient care to the patients during their visit. An Ophthalmic Technician is able to handle a wide range of duties while using equipment to perform the initial testing needed to prepare a patient for an exam with an Ophthalmologist. 

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide exceptional customer service during every patient encounter. Display a professional attitude, greet patients promptly with a smile and demonstrate patience throughout the patient testing process.
  • Practice urgency at all times with patient's time, as well as doctor's time and schedule.
  • Perform approximately 12 different diagnostic tests on patients of all ages and mobility.
  • Provide a brief explanation of each test to patients so they understand what role the test is playing in their diagnosis and care.
  • Interface each test result to the patient’s electronic medical record.
  • Demonstrate teamwork while working efficiently along with other Ophthalmic Testers.
  • Accurately complete the patients fee ticket with all testing performed.

 Other Skills and Abilities

  • Reliable transportation that would allow employee to go to multiple work locations with minimal notice
  • Ability to work weekends when applicable
  • Desire to gain industry knowledge and training
  • Demonstrates initiative in accomplishing practice goals
  • Ability to grow, adapt, and accept change
  • Consistently creating a positive work environment by being team-oriented and patient-focused
  • Commitment to work over 40 hours to meet the needs of the business
  • Ability to interact with all levels of employees in a courteous, professional manner at all times

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED), one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, COA or COT is preferred.