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The Ophthalmic Technician/ Assistant performs a range of duties which includes preparing the patient to see Attending Physician (preliminary exam, medical history, & testing), preparation of examination and treatment rooms, performing basic and routine vision screening examinations, administering eye medications, cleaning and maintaining ophthalmic instruments and assisting physicians during minor surgical and laser procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides primary ophthalmic care to patients and act as clinical assistant to physician. Performs complete ophthalmic history and preliminary exams, sub-specialty tests(refraction, VF test, Pachymetry, PAM evaluation, color testing,and contact lens evaluation). Verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording medical history, and confirming purpose of visit. Accurately records all information according to established standards and physician requirements.Checks condition of patients' eyes by observing pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extra ocular movements, and blood pressure(if requested by Physician). Prepares patients for ophthalmology examination by dilating pupils,changes in visual acuity, elevated extra ocular pressure, or blood pressure and communicating results to Attending Physician.Secures patient information and maintains patient confidence by completing and safeguarding medical records, completing diagnostic and procedure coding, and keeping patient information confidential. Counsels patients by transmitting physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, drugs, and answer questions about surgery and specialty imagining required/ordered. Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures along with complying with legal regulations. Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, and promptly reporting equipment issues. Process prescription refill requests.Performs set standard number of patient work-ups based on established times while maintaining quality of customer service.Maintains stock in exam room in accordance to standard inventory and Physician preferences.Maintains minor OR stock and all sterilization of instruments.Sets up and prep for minor OR procedures to include setting sterile tray and maintaining sterile field.


1.Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.

2.Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to, intra ocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, PAM and BAT tests, OCT

3 .Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.

4Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.

5.Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.

6.Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.

7.Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

8.Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.

9.Perform basic triage per specific office protocol procedures.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57832013
  • Location:
    SARASOTA, Florida, United States
  • Job Function: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $15.00 - $18.00 (Hourly Wage)
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