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.
- 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
- Formal training will be indicated by a high school diploma or equivalent;
- Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certificants who have completed an independent study course or accredited training program and passed the COA level examination
- Two (2) years of back 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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