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Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) Kirkland

Company: Virginia Mason Medical Center
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!
Ophthalmic Assistant Responisbilities: Assists Ophthalmologists/Optometrists by performing clerical and clinical duties required to most effectively handle the day-to-day functioning of their practices. This is a temporary position in order to hire individuals from the outside who have skills or experience but no certification. A newly hired employee must obtain JCAHPO COA within 18 months of employment, then transfer to the COA job title. "We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work."
We require: High School/GED required. 6 months working in an optometry or ophthalmology practice preferred.

Specific skills in support of clinic operations will either be demonstrated by the candidate or will be taught if the candidate is untrained. These include: understanding ophthalmic testing and the use of ophthalmic instruments and equipment; a cursory knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, medical terminology, sterilization techniques, and basic eye care.
Basic skills in operating a computer and office equipment are critical. Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills; strong communication skills and organizational skills required. Ability to make chart documentation with entry into electronic medical record.
Pay Range
$23.82 - $32.76 /hour

Keywords: Virginia Mason Medical Center, Kirkland , Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) Kirkland, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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