Ophthalmic/Optometric Assistant

La Crosse
Position description
The Ophthalmic/Optometric Assistant is responsible for carrying out patient-oriented procedures under the supervision of the department director, supervisor, technician, ophthalmologist or optometrist. The assistant prepares the patient to see the ophthalmologist/optometrist and performs all required ancillary tests. The assistant is responsible for adhering to all departmental policies and procedures. The assistant travels to and assists at regional sites as directed.

Prefer at least 2 years of healthcare experience.
Additional qualifications
Two years experience as an ophthalmic/optometry technician preferred. General clerical skills, including basic computer and data entry, legible handwriting, and ability to use multi-line phone system required.
License or certification
Certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist or certification by the American Optometric Association (AOA) as a Certified Para-optometric Assistant (CPOA) or Certified Para-optometric Technician (CPOT) must be obtained within 2 years of hire. BLS and CPR certification required within 6 months of hire.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $16.49 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
M-F as early as 7:15 AM as late as 5:30 PM as scheduled
Weekend schedule
Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.
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Tricia Harding
Equal opportunity employer
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