Ophthalmic Assistant

South Hills Eye Associates - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: September 3, 2019

Job Description

South Hills Eye Associates, a dedicated group of eye physicians and surgeons, offering the highest quality of comprehensive ophthalmology and vision services.

Our doctors have expertise in Advanced Cataract Surgery, Laser Vision Correction (LASIK and PRK), Glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, Macular Degeneration diagnosis and treatment, Dry Eye diagnosis and treatment, and and Diabetic eye care. We are certified in the use of multifocal and astigmatism correcting lens implants, as well as the most advanced wavefront (custom) and bladeless (Intralase) Laser Vision Correction.

Our sister company, South Hills Optical, can meet all of your optical and contact lenses needs including eye examinations for eyeglasses and contact lenses and prescription fulfillment.

This is a full-time position and is located mainly in the Mt. Lebanon Office. The working hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8a-4:30p, Thursday hours vary from 8a-4:30p or 11a-7:30p; hours and locations my vary depending upon clinic needs. Stop applying for jobs and start towards a career!


The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the physician with patient flow, taking histories, family histories, medication, allergies and maintaining the charts in order. The Ophthalmic Medical Assistant must be proficient in the following: Refractions, Visual Fields, PAM, and A-Scan Ultrasonography, Fundus Photography and OCT, Topography and Pachymetry. This role must have 1-3 years of Ophthalmic Medical Assistant experience to apply.

This role will primarily service our Mt. Lebanon office, but will also assist our Canonsburg Office and must be willing to travel between both locations.


  • Must be a team player at all times.
  • Coordinate scheduling of patient appointments and surgeries.
  • Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.
  • Perform a variety of routine tests using, ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to; Refractions, Visual Fields, PAM, and A-Scan Ultrasonography, Fundus Photography and OCT, Topography, Pachymetry, etc.
  • Assist the physician during diagnostics and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
  • Administer topical medication or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.
  • Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.


  • Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.
  • Perform basic triage per specific office protocol procedures.
  • Maintain professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.
  • Adhere to employer work practices as described in Policy Manual.
  • Work as a team member with the ophthalmology department and all other departments.
  • Effectively cope with typical job stress.
  • Document work processes as required.
  • Maintaining and cleaning ophthalmic instruments.
  • Administrative duties (filing charts, pulling charts, maintaining charts, answering phone, making appointment, etc.)
  • Train other assistants to become a well-trained ophthalmic assistant.
  • Works closely with physician.
  • May have overtime due to work schedules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • High school diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Ophthalmology Assistant COA (preferred)


  • 1-3 years experience in an ophthalmology setting (required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be proficient with Windows based applications


  • Knowledge of ocular diseases and systemic diseases affecting the eye.
  • Knowledge of ultrasound and visual field machine.
  • Knowledge of basic eye care and hygienic methods and practices involving the treatment of the eye.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage interactions with difficult people.
  • Knowledge of CPT & ICD9-10 coding procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

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South Hills Eye Associates

South Hills Eye Associates

Pittsburgh, PA

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