As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Eye Institute at Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Ophthalmic Technician 1 - Documentation Assistant. Under general supervision of the Ophthalmic Technician Supervisor or the Eye Institute Manager, the Ophthalmic Technician 1 handles time-consuming clerical responsibilities for physicians during Eye Institute patient encounters. The Ophthalmic Technician 1 assists the physicians by documenting the conversation with the patient and documenting the physical exam.
Accompany physicians and directly observe patient encounters and accurately document the events and decision-making in a manner that results in appropriate medical charting
Complete clerical duties necessary to assist with processing physician orders for tests and medications
Utilize appropriate skills and judgment in the assessment and delivery of patient care in accordance with established standards of care in ophthalmology and in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team
Complete appropriate intake assessment of patient appointments according to established guidelines set by the clinic practice manager and the medical director, including reviewing the medical record before physician examination
Follow the physician and document the physical findings, enter diagnosis, procedures, orders, and referrals
Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS: Completion of an approved ophthalmic technician program, ophthalmic assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.