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Ophthalmic Assistant I

Job ID: 109710 Date posted: May 04, 2021

  • SRS Outpatient Pavilion
  • Ophthalmology (OPP)
  • Allied Health Jobs
  • Day Job
  • Part-Time



The Ophthalmic Assistant assists Ophthalmologist or Optometrist with the provision of eye care in the office setting. Prepares the patient for eye exams and performs or assists with all tests and procedures. Properly documents patient history. Demonstrates proficiency with visual field testing, visual acuity (distance and near); measuring interpupillary distance; lensometer (standard).  Ishiharo or AOHRR color vision testing; stereo binocular test; measurement of contact lens base curves by use of radioscope; contact lens instruction; and topography. Administers patient medications. Maintain patient flow and returns phone calls per instruction. Sterilizes instruments, maintains supplies and equipment, and ensures accurate documentation.

The Sharp Rees-Stealy Department of Ophthalmology consists of 15 providers on our staff to help meet the needs of our patients and is located at 6 of our Sharp Rees-Stealy medical clinics in San Diego (Downtown, La Mesa West, Otay Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Sorrento Mesa, and the Serra Mesa Outpatient Pavilion).

Sharp Rees-Stealy's mission is to improve the health of its community through a caring partnership of patients, physicians and employees. Its goal is to offer quality services that set community standards and exceed expectations in a caring, convenient, affordable and accessible manner.

Sharp Rees-Stealy has been serving the health care needs of San Diegans since 1923 when doctors Clarence Rees and Clair Stealy formed San Diego's first multispecialty medical group practice. Today, Sharp Rees-Stealy has 22 locations and 500 primary care doctors and specialists representing virtually every field of medicine.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


This position is located at the Outpatient Pavilion in Serra Mesa, San Diego County



8-hour shift: 7:30am - 4:00pm, weekends as needed


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of an accredited medical assistant or ophthalmic assistant program
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Computer keyboarding skills
  • Exceptional customer service


Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • One to three years current ophthalmic or optometric experience
  • JCAHPO certification at assistant level or technical course or comparable technical experience level
  • Knowledge of different eye insurances

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