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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 7/19/2017

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL
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Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Location: Loop Office 2 days per week, Main downtown Chicago Office 3 days per week

Interviews patients and documents histories. Performs technical workups, patient histories and special testing (Refractions w/ retinoscopy, Lensometry, Keratometry, Tonometry, Visual Fields, Amslers, Muscle Testing, Pupil Exams, Topography, OCT, IOL Master / Ascans, Fundus Photos). Assists the physician with patient care, minor surgery, scribes. Communicates with patients (follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc.), returns phone calls (patients, pharmacies). Maintains and cleans equipment, reports equipment deficiencies to management. May perform other duties as assigned.

* High School diploma or GED equivalent.

* Basic Life Support (American Heart Association) certification.

* Certified Ophthalmic Assistant certification within one year of hire date (applicants who have obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree are exempt from the COA requirement).

* Zero (0) to two (2) years experience in a relevant role.


* Two years related experience (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).

* Surgical assistance experience.