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Providence Health & Services Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant in Mission Hills, California


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Providence is calling a Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (Full time/Day Shift) at Providence Facey Medical Foundation in Mission Hills, CA.

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We are seeking a Ophthalmic Technician - Certified Ophthalmic Assistant who will provide courteous, professional back office support to our patients, physicians and staff.

In this position you will:

  • Perform duties in a timely and efficient manner:

  • Deliver upon the service expectations of both our patients and fellow staff members by listening to their needs; engaging in positive interactions; and following through on promises made in a thoughtful, efficient, timely and courteous manner so that their total outcome is better than expected

  • Respect the dignity, confidentiality and privacy of patients

  • Work in a safe manner, adhering to general safety precautions and standards. Report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor and/or the safety hotline

  • Keep the patients on schedule with their appointment times. Bring patients into exam rooms, taking the visual acuity and history

  • Set-up sterile equipment for the MD to use during surgery. Draw up Xylocaine injections. Use the auto refractor on patients. Patch eyes for the Ophthalmologist and other internists in the organization when needed. Dilate patients’ eyes. Assists with the examination of infants

  • Chec and requests charts from the Medical Records department per policy. Prepare and send patient charts to the Utilization Review Committee, as per policy, and in a timely manner. Schedule MRI, CAT scans and outside appointments

  • Maintain clean, organized and well stocked exam rooms, reporting any equipment failure immediately to the Director of Materials Management. Decontaminating rooms in a timely manner is expected

  • Utilize the computer system for making appointments, changing patient demographics and retrieving patient information. Assist and/or replace the Ophthalmology receptionist, as needed, for the smooth functioning of this department. Obtain Medicare authorization for assistant when required

  • Notify patients for laser surgery and time of arrival at the hospital.(Hospital does not call laser patients)

  • Responsible for obtaining department coverage or will cover if no other coverage is available. Obtain coverage for own physician when he/she is out. Aid receptionists with problem patients

  • Explain procedures to patients who may have questions

  • Notify staff when canceling schedules in computer per MD request. Create and change appointment schedules in computer per MD request. Cover Saturday office hours, as needed

  • Schedule surgeries, procedures, H&Ps, ultrasounds. Order labs and x-rays. Maintain order and clean office instruments including autoclaving sterile instruments

  • Set-up and irrigate eyes and assist with intraoccular lens calculations. Call hospital with specific information

  • Maintain current American Heart Association BLS certification and other appropriate licensure/certifications


Required qualifications:

  • Education to meet certification, license or registration requirement

  • Ophthalmic certification/Ophthalmic Technician certificate

  • American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers

  • 1 year work experience

  • Excellent clinical skills, ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with patients, physicians and staff

  • Must be able to competently assist the Ophthalmology department, physicians and staff

  • Rooms patients into exam rooms efficiently and keep physicians schedules on time

  • Travels to the hospitals

About the ministry you will serve:

Facey Medical Group is a multi-specialty medical group with over 160 physicians providing care to the growing population in the North & East regions of Los Angeles & Ventura Counties. Twelve medical clinics, including two urgent care centers and dedicated women's centers, are located across the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Simi Valleys. The group began as a single medical practice over 90 years ago. Facey is now part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit 5-state network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, affiliated services and educational facilities spanning from California to Alaska.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Opthamalic Technician

Location: California-Mission Hills

Req ID: 315138