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Non Certified or Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

The Ophthalmology Department at Medical Associates Clinic is seeking dedicated, hard-working individuals, committed to improving the lives of others. No previous Ophthalmology experience required! On the Job Training Offered!
This role is open to hiring: Non-certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Tech (COT), LPN, or RN!

New employees will receive hands-on and online training while working full-time to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) within their first two years of employment. Dedicated employees will have the opportunity to continue their training and education to progress to Certified Ophthalmic Tech (COT). 
Ideal candidates enjoy working at a fast pace, strive for outstanding patient care, adaptable to changing work conditions, love to learn, and are effective and professional communicators. 

Schedule: Monday - Friday, scheduled primarily between the hours of 7 am - 6 pm. Flexibility is required. 

Location: Ophthalmology Department, Medical Associates West Campus Clinic- 1500 Associates Dr. 

Benefits Package includes:

  • Single or Family Health Insurance with discounted premium rates for wellness program participation.
  • 401k with immediate matching (50% on the dollar up to 7% of pay + additional annual Profit Sharing)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Program (24 days off/year)
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts
  • Life insurance, Long Term Disability Coverage, Short Term Disability Coverage, Dental Insurance, etc.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Daily responsibilities include but not limited to: documenting and performing the general patient workups, updating pertinent medical information, performing diagnostic testing, assist doctors in carrying out treatment plans.
  • Collaborate with team members to provide quality care to patients.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with patients, co-workers, and others. Provide patient education as needed.
  • Broaden skill set and demonstrate flexibility in performing additional duties of patient care.
  • Maintain an office environment that is safe, neat, organized, and supplied with necessary equipment, instruments, supplies, and educational materials. Ensure equipment is functioning safely and properly. Perform cleaning and maintenance of equipment according to guidelines.
  • Facilitate reimbursement of services provided, including but not limited to: charge tickets, referrals, and insurance requirements.
  • Complete all other assigned projects and duties.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience: From three months to one year of similar or related experience.

Education: High School Diploma required, some college in healthcare field and patient contact experience preferred.

Interpersonal Skills: A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required, in addition to normal courtesy and tact. Work involves extensive personal contact with others and/or is usually of a personal or sensitive nature. Work may involve motivating or influencing others. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary.

Other Skills: Keyboarding skills and use of electronic equipment. Use and operate a wide variety of diagnostic and medical equipment. Use personal protection safety equipment including gloves, lab coats, gowns, goggles, and face masks/shields.