Certified Opthalmic Assistant (la Mirada Eye Care Center): Full-time (5295-977)

We're a nonprofit, regional healthcare network with two hospitals, numerous outpatient medical offices, a multi-specialty medical (physician) group, home healthcare services and hospice care, as well as heart, cancer and emergency services. Our leadership is dedicated to putting patients first?a cornerstone of our mission, vision and values?as we deliver top-quality healthcare.
From our extensive facilities in Whittier, California and Downey, California, PIH Health serves more than two million residents in Los Angeles and Orange Counties and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant/Optician performs patient-oriented procedures and services under the supervision of the department Office Manager, Administrative Manager and/or practitioner in the medical office setting. May need to travel to different practice locations.
Required Skills
Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control and safety.
In depth knowledge about various eye diseases.
Good understanding of all Medical Assistant competencies
With consideration of age, occupation, facial characteristics & prescription, make recommendations on frames, lenses and coatings when administering optical service and care to patients
Knowledge of computer keyboard, ability to type at least 40 words per minute
Knowledge of computerized practice management systems and other computerized systems (Microsoft office programs and electronic health records systems)
Ability to maintain composure when confronted with fast paced situations
Good telephone management skills
Ability to work in an environment involving a high level of activity
Good organization skills
Ability to identify and solve problems
Good communication skills, bilingual in Spanish helpful
Valid driver's license and car insurance policy coverage; reliable transportation
Required Experience
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certificants who have completed an independent study course or accredited training program and have passed the COA level examination
Two (2) years of back medical office experience
Diploma in Optical Dispensing and A.B.O.C. license preferred.
Complete certification or graduate from an accredited 2-year associate's degree program in Opticianry and experience in Opticianry preferred.
Beyond the benefits that come with working for the area's leading community healthcare provider ? one that also recognizes the need to ensure patient safety and comfort ? you'll enjoy an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek diversity in our workforce. EOE M/F/D/V

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