Job: Ophthalmic Assistant

Title Ophthalmic Assistant
Category Allied Health Professionals
Location Boston
Experience 2 years
Division Medical Register
Description

 

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant needed for a Temp to Perm job in Boston. (near Fenway park)
Monday through Friday,day time hours tbd.
Under general supervision, performs duties of a clinical assistant/technician specializing in anatomy, function and diseases of the eye.  Primary responsibilities include performing advanced visual and diagnostic testing such as IOL Master, A-Scan immersion, Topography and OCT to support clinicians. May facilitate patient care by performing the preliminary work up of the patient, including obtaining all past medical records and performing preliminary eye function testing needed for the clinician to diagnose and treat eye conditions.   Measures and records vision and assesses pupillary and eye muscle function.

Education:  High school degree (or equivalent education, training or experience) required.  Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as indicated by the most recent certification requirements for positions within Ophthalmology.  Certification as an Ophthalmic Technician (COT) is desirable.

Skills and Experience: Skills and experience typically acquired through 2-3 years of experience with COA or 1-2 years of experience with COT working in an ophthalmic practice setting and knowledge of basic visual testing and certification required. Must have proficiency in diagnostic and treatment procedures, including IOL Master, A-Scan immersion, Topography, OCT, visual field testing, and ophthalmic photography.  Should have general medical knowledge and be proficient in history taking.   Demonstrated ability to provide situational leadership, excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be able to accurately operate the following equipment: auto and manual Lensometer, A-scan, IOL Master, Topographer, OCT Scan, Humphrey visual field machine, automated tonometer machine, brightness acuity test machine, auto refractor, auto Keratometer, Tonopen, Statim sterilizer, projector, and Slit lamp.
Great pay,health insurance,sick pay and a Sign on Bonus!!!

 

Contact Jodi Inangelo
Email jainangelo@alternativesolutionsonline.com