Ophthalmic Assistant in Bellevue

Full-time @Kaiser Permanente in Healthcare
  • Bellevue, Washington View on Map
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2022

Job Description

Join healthcare leader Kaiser Permanente as Ophthalmic Assistant in Bellevue. Read role and responsibility to apply Kaiser Permanente is careers in Bellevue Washington.


Position : Ophthalmic Assistant

Location :  Bellevue, Washington

Job Type : Full-time

Job details:

Description: Sign on Bous: $3,000

Provide technical and patient care support either in a clinic or on the phone as a member of the Eye Care team. In clinic perform measurement and evaluation tests and perform specified procedures. On phone acts as a triage point for urgent, emergent and general Eye Care needs. May support fitting of contact lenses and provide patient instruction.

Essential Responsibilities:

Patient Assessment: Anticipates and recognizes changes in the patients eye health status and needs for eye care.
Clinic only-History taking: Presenting complaint/history of presenting illness, past ocular history, family history, systemic illness, past and present, medications, allergies and drug reactions.  
Phone only-Using the Eye Care triage process, provides telephone consultation to patients.
Determines priorities of patient care based on essential patient needs and available resources.
Clinical Exam (clinic only) Basic Testing Skills: methods of measuring/recording acuity, color vision testing, lensometry, A-scan biometry, Exophthalmometry Amsler Grid, Schirmer, Tests Evaluation of Pupils, Estimation of Anterior chamber depth, Visual field evaluation. Perform Patient Services Procedures: Ocular dressings and shields, Drug delivery, spectacle principles, assisting patient, minor surgery assist and instruction. Instrument Maintenance: Acuity projectors, ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes, lensometers, perimeters, tangent screen, phoropters, slit lamps, ultrasound, keratometers, lenses, tonometers, muscle light, special instruments, surgical instruments.
Appointing: Clinic-May check-in or make follow up appointments. Phone-Provides appropriate schedule guidance through use of technical skill and judgement along with established protocols.
Patient Care: Encourages patient compliance with established therapeutic and medical treatment. Promotes patient self-care responsibility for meeting their own eye health needs. Adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington documentation standards. Provides a safe environment for each patient and adheres to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington safety standards. Clinic~ Basic principles, fitting procedures, patient instruction, trouble-shooting problems, verification of lenses, cash handling, retail opinions for contact lenses.

Basic Qualifications:






High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.


License, Certification, Registration

Registered Medical Assistant (Washington) within 3 months of hire

Opthalmic Assistant Certificate within 24 months of hire from The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personel in Opthomology


Additional Requirements:

Demonstrated Customer service experience and skills.
Computer experience in a MS Windows environment; keyboarding skills.
Strong written & verbal skills which will be utilized for patient history assessment, medical record documentation & patient/family education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with contact lens patients and products.
Experience working in an ophthalmology or optometry practice.
Graduate of an accredited medical assistant, ophthalmic assistant or allied health professional program.
Medical Assistant-Certified credential or Interim Medical Assistant-Certified credential, Washington State Department of Health Interim credential which expires one (1) year from date of issuance.
General medical knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, anatomy, physiology, systemic diseases, ocular diseases, ocular emergencies and metric conversion fundamentals of microbial control.


Other Details

Primary Location: Washington,Bellevue,Bellevue Medical Center

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM

Working Hours End: 06:00 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J06|UFCW|UFCW Pro Tech

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Bellevue Medical Center – Optometry – 1130

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


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