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Cedars-Sinai Ophthalmic Assistant - Vision Center in Beverly Hills, California

Job Description

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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been ranked the #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, 2022‑23

Cedars-Sinai was awarded the Advisory Board Company’s Workplace of the Year which is an award that recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. We also have a great benefits package and competitive compensation which explains why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

Why work here?

Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.

A Little More About What You Will be Doing

The Ophthalmic Assistant helps the Ophthalmologist and Optometrist in the diagnostic testing, examination, education, and treatment of patients.

  • Escorts patients to examining rooms, takes detailed medical histories, and determines the reason for the visit. Checks patients pupils, muscle, visual acuity, extra ocular movements

  • Presents patient history summary and alerts Ophthalmologist/Optometrist to changes in visual acuity, elevated extra ocular pressure or blood pressure, etc. Annotates patient charts with exam and treatment results

  • Assists with office procedures including performing diagnostic and eye function tests including Visual Acuity (Verbal and Non-Verbal), Tonometry via Tonopen and Goldmann Applanation, Pachymetry with Pachymeter or Corneal Topography, Automated Lensometry, Non Subjective Autorefractometry/Keratometry, Ocular Coherence Tomography (Posterior and Anterior Segments), Pupil Assessments, Motility Assessments, Visual Field Testing (confrontation/Amsler grids/Humphrey Visual Fields), Anterior Chamber Evaluation, Fundus Photography, IOL coherence (A-scan and B-Scan), Schirmer’s Stereopsis, Ishihara Color Plates and/or other tests as directed

  • Assists with office procedures including RK surgery, irrigation of Nasolacrimal duct, chalazion excision and tear duct probes

  • Administers topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the Ophthalmologist/Optometrist for testing or treatment including cycloplegiacs, mydriatics, and topical anesthetics that are not controlled substances

  • Schedules surgeries, calling surgical center, verifying times with patients, and preparing charts, pre-admission and consent forms. Schedules patients with other doctors for consultation as required. Counsels patients in the office and on the phone concerning physician's orders, use of drops, contact lenses, medications, and answers questions concerning surgery

  • Orders contact lenses, fits prescription lenses, writes prescriptions, and approves medication refills under physician's instructions

  • Performs environmental cleaning and disinfection of clinical areas including equipment sterilization



  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Successful completion of an accredited program for Ophthalmic Assistant preferred


  • 1 year of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or American Red Cross required

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) designation preferred

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

With a growing number of primary urgent and specialty care locations across Southern California, Cedars-Sinai’s medical network serves people near where they live. Delivering coordinated, compassionate healthcare you can join our network of clinicians and physicians to improve the healthcare people throughout Los Angeles and beyond.

Req ID : 1817

Working Title : Ophthalmic Assistant - Vision Center

Department : Vision Center

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation

Job Category : Imaging

Job Specialty : Diagnostic Imaging

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $21.70 - $32.55

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.