Ophthalmic Assistant (40 hrs/wk)

Clinical Support Kirkland, Washington Mill Creek, Washington

Department: Eye Care
Job Type: Full-Time Shift: Day
Hours/Week: 40
Req: 45116


Provides entry level professional medical and administrative help for ophthalmologist in a clinical setting. Works under general supervision.

Greets and rooms patients per organizational standards. Takes patient history.

Performs basic and routine vision screening examinations and records visual acuity.

Educates patients on eye care, contact lens care and in preparation for surgical procedures.

Manages and administers eye medications as indicated per provider orders.

Restocks and cleans exam rooms after patient care.

Performs other duties as assigned.

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position: High school graduate or equivalent WA State Medical Assistant Registration within 60 days of hire. (Current WA State Medical Assistant Certification can be substituted) Must obtain JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification within one year of hire 6 months of experience working in an optometry or ophthalmology practice General knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, medical terminology, sterilization techniques and basic eye care. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

DESIRED for the position: Previous Certified Ophthalmic Assistant experience