Platteville/Galena- Ophthalmology- CMA, LPN, COA, or COTMedical Associates, Dubuque, IA Galena, IL Platteville, WI
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Our mission is to provide superior healthcare and an excellent patient experience.
Medical Associates Clinic is a well-established multispecialty group practice with over 170 providers and a staff of over 1,000 health care professionals and support personnel. The group was founded in 1924 and is Iowa’s oldest multispecialty group practice. Today, Medical Associates Clinic is the area’s leading health care provider and only multispecialty group practice. Medical Associates Clinic has been recognized since 1998 as a “better performing practice” by the Medical Group Management Association.
In 1982, Medical Associates developed the Tri-State’s first health maintenance organization, Medical Associates Health Plans, which offers comprehensive health benefits to over 400 employers and 45,000 members. Medical Associates Health Plans has maintained an “Excellent” rating, the highest level of accreditation possible by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, for 13 consecutive years.
Medical Associates Clinic offers several locations from which to seek medical care, including facilities at 1500 Associates Drive, 1000 Langworthy, and 1940 Elm Street in Dubuque, Iowa; as well as facilities in Bellevue, Cascade, Dyersville, Elkader, and Monona, Iowa; Cuba City, and Platteville, Wisconsin; and Elizabeth and Galena, Illinois.
Medical Associates Clinic is looking to hire an individual support our Ophthalmology practice in our Platteville and Galena clinics. This position would work 3.5 days/week in Platteville and every Thursday in our Galena clinic. No previous Ophthalmology experience required. This role is open to hire: Non-certified Ophthalmic Assistant*, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Tech (COT), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), LPN.
New employees that do not already have a nursing license will receive hands-on and online training while working full-time to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) within their first two years of employment. Dedicated employees will have the opportunity to continue their training and education to progress to Certified Ophthalmic Tech (COT). Each successful certification you achieve is reflected in increased compensation.
Ideal candidates enjoy working at a fast pace, always strive for outstanding patient care, are flexible and adaptable, love to learn, and always communicate effectively and professionally.
Schedule: This is a full-time (40 hours/week), full-benefits eligible position. Flexibility is important between Monday - Friday, scheduled primarily between the hours of 7 am - 6 pm.
Location: Platteville Clinic (1240 Big Jack Road) and Galena Clinic (10988 Bartell Blvd) with some training at our West Campus Ophthalmology department (1500 Associates Dr).
About Medical Associates Ophthalmology Department:
•Comprehensive eye exams from ophthalmologists and optometrists
•Diagnose and treat eye diseases
•Surgeries for all eye related conditions and diseases
•Plastic surgery of the eyelids
•LASIK Laser Vision Correction
•Eye care for pediatric patients
•Contact lens exams and fitting by our optometrists
•Full service onsite optical dispensary
Conditions and diseases treated:
•Diabetic eye disease
Eye surgeries performed by our board certified ophthalmologists:
•Small incision/phacoemulsification cataract surgery with intraocular lens implantation
•Corneal transplantation and refractive surgery
•Plastic surgery of the eyelids
•Corrective muscle surgery for crossed-eyes
•Advanced laser surgical procedures aid in the treatment of many patients
Essential Functions & Responsibilities of this role:
Collect pertinent patient health care data, diagnostic testing and treatments. Review medical records and confer with physician/mid level providers to ensure patient needs are met.
Collaborate with health care team to perform nursing intervention according to plan of care.
Communicate effectively with patients, co workers, and others. Promote patient wellness and provide patient education.
Document care provided, including but not limited to: , interventions, medication, patient education, and assist with integrity of medical record.
Demonstrate flexibility in performing other additional duties of patient care. Provide input for devising systems to improve quality and efficiency of patient care and workflow. Participate in required meetings.
Maintain an office environment that is safe, neat, organized, and supplied with necessary equipment, instruments, supplies, and educational materials. Ensure equipment is functioning safely and properly. Perform cleaning and maintenance of equipment according to guidelines.
Facilitate reimbursement of services provided, including but not limited to: charge tickets, referrals, and insurance requirements.
Complete all other assigned projects and duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
From three months to one year of similar or related experience.
High School Diploma required, some college in healthcare field and patient contact experience preferred.
Keyboarding skills and use of electronic equipment. Use and operate a wide variety of diagnostic and medical equipment. Use personal protection safety equipment including gloves, lab coats, gowns, goggles, and face masks/shields.
A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary.
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