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Assistant, Ophthalmology II

Assistant, Ophthalmology II

Assistant, Ophthalmology II

Assistant, Ophthalmology II

Primary Location Baltimore, Maryland

Job Number 1148990

Date posted 01/24/2023


According to the ophthalmologist’s instructions, conducts initial examinations and specific tests of the eyes. aids ophthalmologists as necessary during clinical examinations and surgical operations.


Essential Purposes

• Conducts interviews with each patient to learn about their symptoms and record the information in the patient’s medical file.

• Adheres to the established protocol to choose the right tests to do depending on the patient’s description of their symptoms and a personal examination of their eyes.

• Examines the patient’s condition and vision using specialized equipment.

• Provides test findings to the healthcare provider and draws attention to unusual circumstances.

• Supports general and specialized ophthalmologists during surgical operations and clinical eye examinations as needed.

• Use protective shields and eye dressings as indicated.

• Records examination findings and medical interventions in the patient file.

• Maintains and cleans specialized workspaces and equipment.

• Attends patients in need of immediate attention and informs the ophthalmologist of their status.

• Handles other related tasks as needed.

Basic Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of experience working in an Ophthalmology practice as an Ophthalmic Assistant required.
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
• Formal courses in ophthalmology or military training.
License, Certification, Registration
• Certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology is required.
• BLS certification required.
Additional Requirements:
• Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software required.
• Successfully demonstrated proficiency on initial skills assessment during the interview process required.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to perform IV Fluorescein Angiography preferred.
• Formal shadowing program or actual experience in a program for IV insertions for non-nurses preferred.
Primary Location: Maryland, Baltimore, Woodlawn Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 12
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 10:00 AM
Working Hours End: 02:00 PM
Job Schedule: Short Hour
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: Woodlawn Medical Center – Ophthalmology – 1808
Pay Range: $28.7 – $35.65
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

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