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Ophthalmic Assistant- Vision Center

Beverly Hills, California


Making a difference is difficult, but if you’re like us, you’ll know it is well worth it. As an imaging professional at Cedars-Sinai you’ll have state-of-the-art imaging technology at your disposal to help provide innovative treatment options in a compassionate environment to those that need it the most. You'll work alongside distinguished physicians and some of the most talented staff in the industry doing the incredible – for yourself and for others.

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Requisition # HRC1181770

Join Cedars-Sinai!

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

Working Title: Ophthalmic Assistant- Vision Center
Department: Vision Center
Business Entity: Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation
Job Category: Imaging
Job Specialty: Diagnostic Imaging
Position Type: Full-time
Shift Length: 8 hour shift
Shift Type: Day
Base Pay:$20.06 - $30.09

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role. Cedars - Sinai 's EEO and AA Policy Statement

Diversity and Inclusion at Cedars-Sinai

We are caretakers and innovators committed to the pursuit of equitable healthcare. But health equity is not possible without representation. Our commitment to diversity goes beyond demographics or checking boxes. Our people must reflect the diverse identities, experiences and geographies of the communities and patients we serve – because that’s what our patients, colleagues and communities deserve. Quality Care and Research—For All, By All.

Cedars-Sinai is an Equal Employment Opportunity 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy. Cedars - Sinai 's EEO and AA Policy Statement

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