Ophthalmic Assistant

North Carolina, United Sates
28 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Durham Eye Center (Main)


  1. Document accurately patient history and meaningful use requirements
  2. Measure Visual Acuity, lensometry and perform refractions
  3. Confrontational visual field test, Extraocular Motility ,Color Vision and Pupil Assessment
  4. Basic anterior segment slit lamp examination
  5. Special testing that may include OCT, Humphrey Visual Fields, Fundus photography, topography, pachymetry and axial length measurements
  6. Assist in patient preparation for ocular injections
  7. Assist with appointment and telephone call screening activities


  • Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively with team
  • Able to communicate clearly with patient, families and the health care team.
  • Able to type, use computer and learn new software programs
  • Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
  • ​Must be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment.
  • Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours.
  • Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills & cooperation.
  • Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs
  • Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies.
  • Must travel between locations on needed basis.
  • Must be able to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands & priorities.
  • Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time.
  • Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations.
  • Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day.
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to carry 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.

Requisition Number: 401514472
Location: Durham
Job Family Level: D2
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time: FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary: Regular
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.


Work requires certification as a certified Ophthalmic Assistant by theJoint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)AND 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist

Auto req: ID106550BR