Are you stuck in a dead-end medical job? Do you want to make more money and advance your career? Apply now to be paid and receive benefits while learning how to become an ophthalmic assistant with Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. (CEENTA), one of Charlotte’s Best Places to Work.
North Carolina has one of the highest needs for ophthalmic technicians and the continuing rise in demand is expected to result in upwards of 20% more ophthalmic assistants working in the United States by 2024. CEENTA wants to help you start on the path to becoming an ophthalmic assistant, leading to a long-lasting career with job security and competitive pay.
Our Extensive 7-9-week onsite training program with certified trainers and staff empowers students to meet training goals through classroom lectures, hands-on demonstration, observation and shadowing a current ophthalmic assistant. Students will be required to travel during the internship to satellite offices. After completion of the internship, they may be placed within the organization, based on staffing needs. Once students have successfully completed the program, they will receive a salary increase.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in classroom lectures on Ophthalmology topics.
• Complete necessary online, classroom and clinic evaluations.
• Receive training and perform to the satisfaction of the trainer, to;
• Perform preliminary components of the ophthalmic workup, including tonometry, lensometry, refractometry and instilling eye drops.
• Understand key medical terminology and its application in the clinic.
• Provide quality care and work hands-on with physicians.
• Document patient encounters properly, in accordance with CEENTA compliance guidelines, in electronic medical record software in a timely manner.
• Provide education and instruction on the use and maintenance of contact lenses (when appropriate).
• Maintain OSHA standards to ensure a sterilized and safe environment.
Are you qualified?
• Do you have at least 1 year of experience as an Optometric Technician or Medical Assistant with direct patient care?
• Do you love helping people in a clinical setting?
• Do you have strong communication skills?
• Are you known for your customer service and organizational skills and a positive, team-oriented attitude?
• Are you motivated to learn, grow and start a career path in ophthalmology while getting paid?
• Are you a high school graduate or have a general education degree (GED)?
Steps to start your next career:
• Confirm that you meet all position requirements.
• Apply for the position.
• Interview with CEENTA staff.
• Score 80% on an assessment focused on evaluating eye knowledge, as well as basic math and written communication skills.
• Successfully complete a reference check, background check and a drug screen.