Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Assistant- C.O.A or C.O.T

CareMount Medical P.C - Brewster, NY

CareMount Medical is a multi-specialty medical group that provides the highest quality medical care in 40 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster counties. 

Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to over 500 physicians and expert health partners representing 40 different medical specialties with major campuses in Mount Kisco, Carmel, Fishkill, Jefferson Valley, Katonah, Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck. CareMount Medical is affiliated with world-class organizations: the Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

In addition, CareMount Medical has seven urgent care centers, on-site laboratory and radiology services, as well as endoscopy suites and infusion suites, rendering comprehensive care in one convenient location. 

CareMount Medical physicians are frequently recognized as Best Doctors in respected publications: 90 physicians featured in Westchester Magazine’s Top Doctors are CareMount Medical doctors. Best Doctors of America® awarded 79 CareMount Medical physicians with Top Doctor Honors. Additionally, Castle Connolly recognized CareMount Medical physicians in its recent Top Doctor publication.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of a wonderful organization with competitive pay and impressive benefits and are interested in clinical or non-clinical employment opportunities, apply now!

Currently, we are seeking to hire a C.O.A or C.O.T to work full-time at our Carmel, NY location.


Position Overview:  Under close supervision, assist the Eye Center physicians and other technical support personnel to perform diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. Performs basic ophthalmic testing procedures as directed by physician or supervisor including, but not limited to: visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, and may perform refraction. May administer dilation or anesthetic drops. Performs various clerical, stocking, and maintenance functions.

Essential Functions:

  1. Participates in the delivery of patient care in an effective manner. Under close supervision perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, simple color vision tests, and may perform refraction. Examine the cornea, lens, and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal. May administer dilation or anesthetic drops. May assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training.
  2. Performs stocking and maintenance functions. Maintains physical environment of exam and procedure rooms. Cleans and stocks rooms daily and maintains appropriate supply of sample drug medications as needed. Assists with ordering medical/office supplies. Prepares for transport of contaminated instruments and equipment for sterilization. Facilitates calibration, maintenance, and monitoring of equipment as needed.
  3. Performs various clerical functions. Assists with appointments and telephone call screening activities.
  4. Answers phones, takes messages and relays to appropriate individuals. Under direction of physician, may call pharmacy with prescription refills and records prescriptions in patients chart. Files test results, forms, and letters into medical records.
  5. Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the work place. Interacts with patients, visitors, and all personnel in a courteous manner. Resolves conflict in a healthy and constructive manner. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding patients and co-workers; demonstrates respect for individual, cultural, and social differences. Contributes to the positive atmosphere of the work environment
  6. Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings. Supports the development of other staff and formal learners.
  7. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.


Work requires certification as a certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) AND 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:    

Work requires certification as a certified Ophthalmic Assistant by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
Must have BLS Certification

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

CareMount Medical P.C

CareMount Medical P.C

Brewster, NY

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