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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Eye Float Pool

Job ID R-1163 Date Posted 12/23/2022 Location Sunnyvale, California Schedule/Shift/Weekly Hours Regular/Days/40

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PAMF-Palo Alto Medical Foundation ALD

Position Overview:

Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require judgment and knowledge of sophisticated equipment. Assists in areas such as visual acuity testing. Performs more extensive ophthalmic care patient work ups including some advanced technical testing, i.e. Functional Dexterity Test (FDT), contrast sensitivity, Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) Master, pupil check, angle checks, pachymetry. Assists the ophthalmologist in performing minor surgical procedures, greets and identifies patients, takes a preliminary history, and, as needed, performs visual fields, dilates pupils, and departmental duties to improve patient flow and department function.

Job Description:

EDUCATIONHS Diploma or equivalent education/experienceCERTIFICATION & LICENSURECOA-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant or COT-Certified Ophthalmic TechnologistBLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare ProviderEXPERIENCE1 year of demonstration of ophthalmic assisting skills working in an ophthalmology setting.SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGEKnowledge of basic anatomy and physiology, especially relating to the eye.Knowledge of scope of practice of a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant.Competency in basic Ophthalmic Assisting skills such as chart documentation, taking vital signs, preparing patients for exam, performing ophthalmology testing.Ability to efficiently operate Ophthalmology equipment.Ability to establish priorities and coordinate work activities paying particular attention to detail. Pay Range: 36.2-47.06

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

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