To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient\u2019s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients. SUMMARY
Works under the direction of the practice manager in assisting the ophthalmologist and clinical staff in the practice center performing a variety of tasks and the procedures necessary in determining patients diagnosis and treatment Under supervision, demonstrates technical expertise and clinical judgement by applying problem solving techniques, integrating advanced skills and knowledge base into clinical practice. Is knowledgeable about and supports the philosophy, policies and general standards of practice at Bridgeport Hospital.
Responsible for accurately preparing patients past medical history with knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Possesses sufficient knowledge base regarding systemic disease and its effect on the visual apparatus to obtain an accurate history. Applies accurate technical intervention as needed by each individual patient. Maintains and supports patient flow through consistent communication with providers, staff and patient/families Accurately obtains and records visual acuity and perform lensometry Maintain environment and supplies Maintain ongoing professional development through continued COT certification with requirements within JCAHPO, including participation in ongoing educational opportunities within the department, state, and national organizations
High School diploma or equivalent, successful completion of JCAHPO approved program for ophthalmoloc assistance/technicians
At least one year as an ophthalmolic assistant or tech,
Ability to communicate effectively with patients and families, providers and members of the healthcare team.
Accountable to the department and Bridgeport Hospital policies and procedures. Participates as an active member of the ophthalmology team. Demonstrates sensitivity to the patients and their age appropriate developmental status specifically related to diagnosis and treatment. In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity, patient centered , respect, accountability, and compassion
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic). Ability to prioritize and effetely carry out clinical care focusing on high quality, efficient and safe care.
Certified as an ophthalmolic technician, and maintains certification requirements every 3 years
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:
Ability to perform tasks identified in the job description requires use of body mechanics, physical endurance and