OSF Healthcare Careers

Ophthalmic Assistant - OSF002846

Hours per week: 40
Status (Benefits): Full-Time
Work Schedule: M - F and some Saturdays
Location: 3315 N SEMINARY ST, Galesburg, IL, United States

3315 N SEMINARY ST, Galesburg, IL, United States

Job Description


Performs preliminary examinations and evaluations of patients with ocular complaints, diseases, or disorders by initiating and executing technical tests utilized exclusively in ophthalmology. Provides information to and consults with ophthalmologist and optometrist who facilitate the diagnosis and eventual treatment of patients. Duties include: assisting with vision testing, visual fields, refractometry, lensometry, fundus photography, tonometry, A-Scans, Fluorescein, slit lamp, K readings, OCT, history taking and phone triage.



  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Minimum of two years experience working for an ophthalmologist and/or optometrist. 

  • Knowledge of ophthalmology testing and procedures.

  • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. 

  • Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance.

  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, physicians and other health care personnel. 

  • Ability to keep accurate patient records.

  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.

  • Ability to read, interpret and apply departmental policies and procedures.

  • Ability to apply written guidelines and work practices to make decisions and solve problems. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.



  • JCAHPO certification as Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is preferred


Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


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