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Ophthalmic Assistant - La Crosse

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Holmen
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, ) and ranked in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you'll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits . Eligibility may vary.

Position description
Are you looking for a fun team atmosphere with room for growth and learning? Do you want to care for patients? Do you want to be paid while you learn? The Ophthalmology department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin is the place to be. We provide full-scope Ophthalmology and Optometry care; so you will have variety in the types of appointments as well as the patients we serve.

The Ophthalmic/Optometric Assistant is responsible for carrying out patient-oriented procedures under the supervision of the department director, supervisor, technician, ophthalmologist or optometrist.

The assistant prepares the patient to see the ophthalmologist/optometrist and performs all required ancillary tests.The assistant is responsible for adhering to all departmental policies and procedures. The assistant travels to and assists at regional sites as directed.

Qualifications
Prefer at least 2 years of healthcare experience.

Additional qualifications
Prefer two years experience as an ophthalmic/optometry technician but not required.

General clerical skills, including basic computer and data entry, legible handwriting, and ability to use multi-line phone system required.

License or certification
REQUIRED to be obtain within 2 years of hire -

Certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Certified Ophthalmic Technician, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist or certification by the American Optometric Association (AOA) as a Certified Para-optometric Assistant (CPOA) or Certified Para-optometric Technician (CPOT) must be obtained within 2 years of hire.

BLS and CPR certification required within 6 months of hire.

Exemption status
Non-exempt

Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $16.82 per hour.

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
varies

Schedule details
M-F as early as 7:00 AM as late as 6:00 PM as scheduled

Weekend schedule
NA

Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.

Recruiter
Tricia Harding

EOE
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Rochester , Ophthalmic Assistant - La Crosse, Other , Holmen, Minnesota

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