Ophthalmic Assistant - Ophthalmology - Full Time (Up to a $5,000 sign on bonus)

Ithaca, NY, United States
Jan 5, 2022


Job Description

Guthrie Entity

GMG - Specialty - Ithaca

This position will be in our new location – Guthrie Ithaca City Harbor, with a start date effective January 2022. Travel to Guthrie East Corning and Big Flats Specialty for training will be required.



40 hours/week

Pay Grade



FLSA Status


Main Function

The Ophthalmic Assistant is responsible for performing ophthalmic work up, procedures, measurements, and tests to provide data to the provider and assist in patient care. Assists provider throughout patient exam and office procedures. Position requires good understanding of optometry and ophthalmology outpatient day to day office routine. The Ophthalmic Assistant will continually demonstrate Patient Centeredness, Teamwork, and Excellence in the daily performance of their duties. This position requires the ability to be self-motivated, flexible, punctual, detail oriented, have good time management skills and have excellent communication skills. Position will travel for coverage as needed.


Minimum High School Diploma or Equivalent

Require: Completion of Ophthalmic Scribe Certification (OSC) within first 6 weeks of position and
completion of American Academy of Ophthalmology Home Study course within first 6 months of employment for candidate without COA.

Prefer: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Paraoptometric Assistant (POA)


Prefer 2 years of clinical experience in ophthalmology or optometry practice; will consider medical office or clinical assistant. Previous customer service.

Employment Value Proposition


A career with Guthrie means being part of an organization that’s proud of its heritage and clear about its future. Attracting and retaining the best talent is crucial to our ambitions – it’s why we offer shared accountability, a team-based model, a supportive environment, and ongoing development and educational opportunities. If you’re passionate about making a difference in patients’ lives in a close-knit community, this is where you belong.

Get ready to shape the future of a patient-centric, clinician-led organization with a proud history of progressive care.

Perks and benefits of a Guthrie caregiver:

-           Competitive pay

-           403(b) – employer match/contribution

-           Comprehensive benefit package

-           Career advancement opportunities

-           Tuition reimbursement

How To Apply

Guthrie is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for a position at Guthrie please visit www.guthrie.org/careers


Job Info

Jan 5, 2022


United States

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