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Ophthalmic Assistant - 30 hours per week - Marysville

Primary Location Marysville, Washington Facility Smokey Point Medical Center Job Number 1208988 Date posted 11/29/2023
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Sign On Bonus: $3000

Job Summary:

Assists and is trained to perform a variety of eye care duties to assist the eye care providers in the examination and treatment of eye disorders.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Completes required classroom training and reading assignments.

  • Successfully completes the Independent Study Course for Ophthalmic Assistants.

  • Performs patient care under direct supervision during initial training period.

  • Completes skills competency check-off for visual acuity methods, non-contract or application tonometry; manual lensometry; medical and ocular history including allergies & medications; blood pressure; appointment making and messages.

  • Prepares examination and treatment rooms by cleaning, stocking and arranging supplies and equipment which requires bending, reaching and moderate lifting of up to approximately 45 pounds throughout the day.

  • Review appointment schedule, interviews patient to obtain ocular history, instructs or assists patient in preparation for scheduled procedure including communication by telephone and in person, charting medical information and answering routine questions.

  • Performs basic and routine vision screening examinations using appropriate ophthalmic instruments and tools, and records data, including reading fine print and identification of colors.

  • Administers eye, medication (drops/ointments) as ordered by provider following appropriate practice and procedures.

  • Cleans and maintains ophthalmic instruments.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 2 months of hire

  • Ophthalmic Assistant Certificate within 24 months of hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology


Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated Customer service experience and skills.

  • Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; keyboarding skills.

  • Strong written & verbal skills which will be utilized for patient history assessment, medical record documentation & patient/family education.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with contact lens patients and products.

  • Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry practice.

  • General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases,

  • Ocular emergencies and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control.

  • Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic assistant or allied health professional program.

  • Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential, Washington State Department of Health Interim credential which expires one (1) year from date of issuance.

Primary Location: Washington,Marysville,Smokey Point Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 06:45 AM Working Hours End: 05:45 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|Local 3000 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Smokey Point Medical Center - Optometry - 1130 Pay Range: $20.87 - $27.54 / hour Sign on bonus: $3000.00 The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest