Eyetec.net has many ways to help you manage/educate your eye care staff:
My experience over the years has been that the best method of improving the "education and training" of OMPs is to encourage certification. This provides a goal, a time frame to achieve the goal, and pride in the accomplishment. And along the way they actually learn something! To accomplish this we have exam prep courses, and we have CE credit courses that feature subjects that are covered on the exams.
Continuing education courses / credits
Eyetec.net has many continuing education courses for certified personnel to choose from. All courses are designed to advance ophthalmic knowledge and skills. All courses are easy on the budget, with a fee of only $10 per CE credit. All CE courses can be browsed after login by clicking the "catalog" link on the "CE Courses" tab on the top menu bar.
Certification exam prep courses
We encourage you to encourage your technical staff to achieve JCAHPO® certification. Certification helps employees take pride in their profession, it advances knowledge and skills, and it tells your patients that you provide the very best care in eye care. Our exam prep courses for certified ophthalmic assistant and certified ophthalmic technician are the complete package (nothing else to buy), with all the study material and practice questions needed to pass the exams. Many offices offer to reimburse the employee for exam fees, if and when the employee passes the exam. This gives the employee extra incentive to pass, and the office is spared from a possible non-productive expense.
Training material for new employees
The Ophthalmic Assistant 12 Week Course for New Hires is designed to supply the didactic training needed to take an unexperienced new hire to the level of a productive ophthalmic team member within a period of 12 weeks or less when supplemented with hands-on experience in a clinic environment. The course provides background in all content areas that are tested in the JCAHPO ophthalmic assistant certification exam. Daily quizzes provide reinforcement for the study material, a record of accountability, and a record of achievement. Click the link at the beginning of the paragraphy for more information.
Diagnostic Tester Training is a way to get new hires productive right away. This training allows you to evaluate performance before you committ to extensive training. This traing can be followed up with the 12 week course described above.
We have recently added a prep course for the Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Exam. The ophthalmic scribe certification exam is currently the only JCAHPO exam that does not have an pre-requisites. This means that anyone can take the exam. You don't need any prior ophthalmic experience to qualify. Our prep course is a great way to get a new employee with no experience started. Not only will they get great preliminary training, but they will also get a certification.
Eyetec.net now has a sister website, www.ophthalmictechnician.org. This site offers you free access to courses that get your front desk employees acclimated to ophthalmology. These courses include telephone skills training, and front desk / receptionist training. These courses are also available on eyetec.net with quizzes and a certificate for verification of completion. There is a modest fee for these verification tools. Click the links for information on telephone skills training, front desk / receptionist training, and the ophthalmic assistant basic training course.
OSHA training is a required annual training for health care providers. Why take up valuable, hard to schedule group meeting time when you can assign this training to be done by the employee, when time permits, with an internet connection. Our training solution is also inexpensive. Click here for more information on Universal Precautions and Infection Control.
How to make payments for your employees on eyetec.net
There are two ways for you to handle payments for your employees:
1) Most employers simply reimburse the employee for eyetec.net fees. The user receives a Paypal or authorize.net receipt as well as a detailed email receipt from eyetec.net.
2) You can make the payment online yourself, but you must do so from the user's account. You will need to login using the employee's user name and password. Payments are handled through Paypal or authorize.net. If using Paypal, you don't need a Paypal account to make a credit card payment.
3) If you have multiple employees to enroll, we can send you a single invoice via email, through Paypal. Once payment is completed we will enroll your employees via a list of user names that you send us.