Ophthalmic Assistant
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Ophthalmic Assistant 

Looking to advance your career in ophthalmology? Come join our growing team!

Northwest Eye Clinic is an established Ophthalmology group in Bellingham that has been providing compassionate state-of-the-art care since 1952. We are offering an opportunity for an experienced and energetic Ophthalmic Assistant to grow their career with a group of specialized ophthalmic surgeons with wide clinical experience in the latest advances in eye care and their team of highly skilled ophthalmic technicians with advanced knowledge of diagnostic testing and examination techniques.

Our onsite multi-level training program provides one-on-one, hands-on training to expand your knowledge and enhance your clinical skills and continuing education opportunities to maintain your certification and knowledge base.

Come thrive in a positive, team-oriented environment where our dedicated, caring staff takes pride in, and is rewarded for, giving outstanding patient care.
Establish a long-term career in this full-time position which includes an excellent benefit package with paid time off, health and dental insurance after 90 days, and 401k with generous match after one year.

Although Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) status are preferred, we are willing to work with the right candidate. Come take advantage of this great opportunity to grow your career with us!


  • Attention to detail, critical thinking skills, knowledge of medical terminology, and a strong desire to learn.
  • Ability to provide compassionate, professional patient care and assist the physician with diagnostic testing, patient education and administrative tasks.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • EMR experience, proper charting and history taking.
  • Friendly, team-oriented individual who enjoys working with patients of all ages.
  • Additional skills such as scribing, minor surgical assisting, IOLMaster/Lenstar, and retinoscopy are a plus.
  • Ability to be certified as an MA-R within 30 days of employment.

Interested? Please send us the following to [email protected]:

  • Cover letter -- with details of your qualifications and interest in this job
  • Resume -- with all historical job information
  • Generic cover letters and bulk email replies will not be considered.

Applicants selected for telephone and in person interviews will contacted directly. We apologize but due to the expected volume of replies, we will not contact unsuccessful applicants. No calls or in office applicants, please.