The friendly knowledgeable staff of professionals at Retina Consultants is beside you from diagnosis through treatment. We will be happy to answer your questions and concerns throughout your visit. We are proud to have several of our staff members with our clinic for over 10 years.
Many of our staff members hold a variety of certifications including:
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is credentialed by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) and is the entry level core designation for eye care professionals. The COA designation confirms an assistant’s knowledge in 19 specific content areas. The COA certification examination is three hours in length and is comprised of 200 scored multiple-choice questions.
- Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA)
The Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) is credentialed by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS). Certification requires submission of work examples that meet established standards as well as successful completion of written and performance examinations. To date, more than 740 ophthalmic photographers have attained the CRA credential.
- Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C)
The Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C) is credentialed by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS). Certification requires submission of work examples that meet established standards and successful completion of a written examination.
- Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) is credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Certification requires an associate degree from a health information management program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and successful completion of the AHIMA certification exam. The exam is three-and-a-half hours in length, comprised of 150 multiple-choice questions and covers topics such as information governance, disclosure of protected health information, data analytics and revenue cycle management.
- Registered Nurse (RN)
The Registered Nurse (RN) is credentialed by the North Dakota Board of Nursing (NDBON). Certification requires a minimum of an associate degree from a board approved nursing education program and successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination. The exam is 6 hours in length, comprised of 256 multiple-choice questions and covers four major categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity and physiological integrity.