Ophthalmic Assistant

Retina Specialists - Dallas, TX
Posted: May 10, 2020

Are you a teamplayer? 

Do you have a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference in someone’s life?

Join Retina Specialists team as an Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT).

The ideal candidate is someone with experience working in a fast paced and growing environment. Under general supervision, to provide medical and technical assistance and support for physicians.  Performs ocular screening and asTeamwork, good attendance, good attitude, and willingness to learn all aspects of ophthalmology assisting are essential.

 Willingness to participate and contsists in various aspects of data collection and monitoring as it pertains to building the patient medical record.  Entering patient data into the electronic medical record prior to seeing the physician.  Preparing patients for examination, diagnostic testing, and assisting with minor in-office surgeries.  


  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to improve office procedures, policies and relationships
  • Ability to work with staff and doctors to accomplish excellent patient care
  • Ability to learn electronic medical record entry
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and composure with the ability to take appropriate action in questionable or emergency situations
  • Maintains a positive, caring attitude towards patients
  • Possesses a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Patient workups, and obtaining patient medical history, and chief complaint
  • Checking visual acuity, IOPs, confrontational fields, APDs, amsler grid testing, dilation, EOM’s
  • obtaining proper consent/documentation for in-office procedures
  • Perform various diagnostic testing: OCT, FA., fundus photography
  • Set up patients for in-office procedures: lasers, intravitreal injections, intraocular injections
  • Maintaining cleanliness of clinic areas: autoclaving instruments, clean back office waiting rooms, stock/restock examination rooms with necessary supplies
  • Understanding/compliance with OSHA, HIPPA and other regulatory safety/office policies and procedures
  • Compliance with OSHA, HIPAA and other regulatory safety and office policies and procedures
  • Prepares, cleans and sterilizes instruments and maintains equipment, disposing of contaminated items according to protocol. Keeps patient exam rooms stocked, clean and orderly

Other Responsibilities:

  • Travel between other office and / or surgery sites on occasion
  • Setting up equipment for doctors
  • Coordinating patient appointments at doctors’ requests for other testing or second opinions as needed
  • Cross training for front office duties and other duties as assigned
  • Willingness to attend continuing medical education classes to enhance skills

Working conditions and physical effort:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Light physical effort, requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds
  • Standing and walking about 75% of the day 3-4 days weekly
  • Minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Ophthalmology: 2 years (Required)
  • EMR Systems:  1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service:  1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Dallas, Mesquite, Plano, and Waxahachie


  • Current Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (Required)
  • Current Certified Ophthalmic Technician (Required)
  • Non-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant will be required to obtain certification within 2 year.
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License

Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health, Dental, & Vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Other types of insurance



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Retina Specialists

Retina Specialists

Dallas, TX

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