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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant at University of Virginia Health System

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Job Description:

Are you an independent thinker who works well with others? If you want more, UVA wants you.

There are many reasons you already know UVA Health System. Our people utilize emerging technology and lead experimental treatment protocols. In fact, our healthcare makes headlines routinely.

But it's the attributes of every UVA Team Member that makes our nationally-recognized care anything but routine. Qualities such as persistence, ingenuity and initiative. These attributes create an environment of respect and responsiveness, in which your contribution counts.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Assists Ophthalmology Department physicians, nurses, and other technical support personnel with diagnostic tests performed to evaluate Eye Clinic patients.


  • Performs visual field testing.
  • Performs ocular motility testing.
  • Performs patient work-ups and obtain patient histories.

  • Performs additional patient work-ups (color vision testing, keratometry measurements, refractometry and retinoscopy).

  • Administers ophthalmic drops and ointments.
  • Provides patient services related to communication of results and patient education, monitor of patient flow, and assisting to patients' personal comfort.

  • Maintains ophthalmic exam lanes, clinic area and equipment.
  • Continues professional growth, maintaining COA certification within JCAHPO guidelines.


    • Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent.

    • Experience: 1 year relevant experience

    • License/Certification: COA-Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification by JCAHPO (Joint Commission of Accredited Health Professionals in Ophthalmology) within 6 months of hire. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.