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Medical Assistant – Ophthalmology

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Cincinnati Eye Institute
September 25, 2018
Cincinnati, OH
Job Type
Hourly Wage


Ophthalmic Technician Trainee

This is a paid-training program for one who desires to become an Ophthalmic Technician. You will participate in a 12-week hands-on training program (M-F, 1st shift). The first 6 weeks of training will be in a small group setting, learning the basics of ophthalmology and patient care. In the last 6-8 weeks of training, you will be placed in a Technician float pool which provides exposure to various subspecialties and locations. After completion of the training program and float period, you will be placed in an agreed-upon clinic.

The ideal candidate has at least 1 year of customer service or medical office experience. This person should also be compassionate, highly motivated, able to multitask, detail-oriented, comfortable working on a computer, and a team player.

Blue Ash
1945 CEI Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45242

*Traveling to CEI satellites is required during training.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • At least 1 year customer service or medical office experience

Computer Skills

  • Proficient computer skills required

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrates quality patient service during interactions with patients, coworkers, and vendors.
  • Obtain an accurate patient history through patient interview and document in EHR.
  • Prepare patients for physician’s exam.  Perform tests based on the specific reasons for the visit and physician’s preference:
    • Visual Acuity Assessments, Pinhole Testing, Lensometry, Amsler Grid and/or Schirmer Testing, Pupils Assessment (Transillumination), Tonopen Tonometry or Applanation, Anterior Chamber Depth, Motility, Confrontation Visual Fields, Dilation and/or Corneal Anesthetic
  • Responsible for lane maintenance, routine instrument maintenance and calibration, disinfect and stock exam rooms, comply with CEI and Pharmacy Board drop inventory guidelines, and log documentation
  • General medical knowledge including understanding of CPR, basic anatomy and physiology, systemic disease, ocular disease, ocular emergencies, sterile technique.
  • Additional duties may include:
    • Surgical assisting with minor outpatient procedures, basic slit lamp examinations, corneal topography, measuring axial length with Iolmaster or A-Scan, keratometry, refractometry, act as physician’s scribe, identify +APD, perform and record color vision testing, and other duties as assigned.
  • Must complete AAO home study course.
  • Must obtain COA certification within 18 months of hire.

We Proudly Offer:

  • Continuing Education Credits (JCAHPO)
  • Holidays & Paid Time Off
  • Extended Illness Bank
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Superior Benefits Package:
    • Medical, Dental, Vision
    • 401(K)
    • FMLA
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
    • Employee Assistance Program

Job Requirements

Requires High School dipolma or equivalen, as well as 1 year of customer service or medical office experience. Reliable transportation to get to and from work and/or satellite offices is also required.

How to Apply

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