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Ophthalmology Assistant

CHI Mercy Health of Roseburg Roseburg, Oregon
Requisition ID 2022-265332 Employment Type Full Time Department Ophthalmology Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm Remote No Category Medical Assistant

CHI Mercy Health offers the unique opportunity to grow professionally in a supportive highly rewarding work environment and to satisfy your soul in the surroundings of a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. More than 100 years after the founding of our organization the core values - Compassion Inclusion Integrity Excellence and Collaboration - that guide our interactions with our patients and each other remain the same. In the welcoming embrace of these nurturing communities you will feel immediately at home. 

Roseburg is located on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregons scenic Douglas County. The community is nestled in a lush forested region known as the 100 Valleys of the Umpqua. In many places you’ll find it hard to maintain a healthy work-life/personal-life balance because the pace of one is indistinguishable from the other. Not here. Life never stops here but it slows to an easy welcome pace. A traffic jam means you missed the yellow and have to wait for the next green. A terrible parking space is the one across from the restaurant instead of in front of it. And the three words you may never hear are “Wow that’s expensive.” Easy is the best way to describe life here. Hard-to-beat works too.


Pay Scale: $17.89 - $24.60

Shift: Day

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of eye care duties to assist the eye care providers in the examination and treatment of eye disorders, using knowledge of basic ophthalmic techniques and procedures. Makes members/patients and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive member/patient relationships. Actively seeks information to understand member/patient circumstances, problems, expectations and needs. Builds rapport and cooperative relationship with members/patients. Considers how actions or plans will affect members; responds quickly to meet member/patient needs and resolve problems.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare examination and treatment rooms for use by eye care providers by cleaning, maintaining, stocking and arranging s ophthalmic instruments and supplies and equipment throughout the day.
  • Perform clerical and reception duties, review appointment schedules to determine patient visits order; greet and escort patients to examination or treatment room in a courteous manner, instruct and/or assists patients in preparation for scheduled procedures, and may assist with some minor procedures.
  • Perform basic and routine vision screenings examinations as directed, record data on standard format for interpretation by the eye care provider.  This may include pertinent medical and ocular history, visual acuity, stereopsis, color testing, tonometry and lensometry. As directed by an eye care provider may perform other technical tasks which may include keratometry, refractometry, automated perimetry and ocular imaging. May administer eye medications as ordered by the Ophthalmologists or Optometrists.
  • Answer patient questions when the doctor is unavailable, screen telephone calls, maintain instruments and equipment and rooms in working condition, and order medical supplies.



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  • Must pass the technical skills assessment for those skills appropriate to the job responsibilities as administered by the Eye Care Department representative prior to hiring.
  • Minimum of 6 months related clinical experience and/or experience working with ophthalmologist is preferred.
  • Must possess solid communication skills, stellar organizational abilities, computer literacy, and good vision and hearing to satisfactorily complete daily tasks.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

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