Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Short Description: This certification course is ideal for entry-level professionals pursuing a career as an ophthalmic assistant. It’s also recommended for assistants who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in medical office administration. During this program, you’ll learn steps of collecting data, supervising patients, administrating treatments and tests, and assisting ophthalmologists in day-to-day administrative tasks.
You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of ophthalmic technology, paramedical training, and administrative management. The course also offers an overview of physiology, anatomy, optics, the microbiology of the eye, and pharmacology.
After completing this course, you’ll be proficient in the following areas and skills:
• Understanding the tasks of an administrative assistant in a medical office
• Professional communication in the medical office
• Managing health information and records according to privacy policies
• Completing necessary billing and coding to process insurance forms
• The science behind contact lenses & the visual field
• Identifying ocular injuries & eye disorders
• Understanding ocular surgical techniques
• Special procedures & community programs involving visually-impaired individuals
• Expanded roles in eye care delivery
After the successful completion of this training program, you’ll receive vouchers to sit for a certification exam conducted by the NHA. It will enhance your worth in the job market and provide credibility to your skills during the recruitment period.
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interacts with student as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
Certification: Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3). To qualify for the COA-A3 Certification Exam students must complete the included Ophthalmic Medical Assisting Independent Study Course – AAO (Text & Exam) and pass the included exam with an 80% or higher score. Students that do not pass the exam will be given a second attempt for free. Once passed, students will receive a letter of successful completion that must be submitted to JCAHPO as proof of eligibility for the COA-A3.
Upon successful completion of our Medical Administrative Assistant course, students will be prepared to sit for the NHA’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (also called a Medical Office Secretary or Medical Office Assistant), you’ll keep healthcare offices running efficiently and effectively. This is a highly-rewarding profession – and not only monetarily. Medical assistants are often the first to greet and help patients, and can help set the stage for a patient’s experience.
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.