Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Part time or full time. Full Time Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation, sick and holidays, education and uniform allowance. Certification preferred. Hours as assigned by supervisor, office hours are Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm and most Saturdays. Job requires Saturday rotation. Full time.
Job Summary: Ophthalmic Technicians or Assistants work closely with an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist, gathering patient information necessary to complete a diagnosis. Assistants often see the patient before the doctor, and they are often responsible for preparing the patient for the exam and beginning the examination with standard tests and measurements.
Responsibilities: Performs patient workups and testing such as visual field, patient history and technical workups.
Accurately performs: visual acuity testing, pupil exam, amsler grid, auto lensometry, auto keratometry, refractions, muscle testing, visual field confrontations, tonometry. Assists doctor in patient care, including scribing and special testing as assigned. Maintains and cleans all equipment being used.
Qualifications: Ability to work as a team member. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Stability, maturity, and dependability. Well organized and attention to detail.