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Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)-$3,000.00 Sign on Bonus!!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

$3,000.00 Sign on Bonus!!

In this busy Ophthalmic Assistant position, located in our downtown Seattle clinic, you will provide assistance to our Ophthalmologists/Optometrists by performing clerical and clinical duties required to most effectively handle the day-to-day functioning of their practices. This job performs Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) duties, as well as end-point refractions and higher-level ophthalmic testing.

Greet and room patient. Complete patient work-up, including collection of history and chart information such as chief complaint, medications, and allergies.

  • Perform testing of vision and neutralizing of spectacles.
  • Ensure the fee sheet is properly completed and ready for data entry. Enter information into Cerner in accordance with VM standard process.
  • Take intraocular pressure by applanation or Tonopen, and perform refractometry. May perform additional tests including, but not limited to: A- or B-scan calculations, Visual Fields, Pachymetry, Corneal Topography, Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT).
  • May assist physician with in-office procedures, as appropriate and in accordance with incumbent’s training. Administer ocular medications as prescribed by the physician.
  • Educate patients as necessary or requested.
  • Provide patient counseling regarding proper use of medication. As needed, distribute approved pre- and post-op guidelines.
  • Perform telephone triage to assess urgent versus emergent needs and create schedules to meet the needs of the patient. Work with e-call physician’s teams to work in patients.
  • General scheduling of patients and handling of phone messages.
  • Restock and clean exam rooms after patient care. Conduct area sweeps during and at end of day to ensure that team area is always at a level 4 per 5S guidelines. Close rooms at end of patient schedule. 


  • High School/GED required. JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) required.

1 year working in an optometry or ophthalmology practice required.

Working knowledge of anatomy, pharmacology, medical terminology, sterilization techniques, and basic eye care. Understanding of ophthalmic testing and the use of ophthalmic instruments and equipment.  Basic skills in operating a computer and office equipment. Strong interpersonal and customer relations skills; strong communication skills and organizational skills required.  Ability to make chart documentation with entry into electronic medical record.

 Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as a Leapfrog Top Hospital of the Decade; Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level.

You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters… your patients. 

 Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the nation, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.  

 For more information or to apply online visit our website at, job #192358. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Physician – Ophthalmologist – Glaucoma
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Physician – Ophthalmologist – Glaucoma

Seattle, WA

Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a full time board certified/board eligible, fellowship trained Glaucoma Specialist/Ophthalmologist to join our team.

The ophthalmology section currently has 8 ophthalmologists and 7 optometrists who work in our main Seattle clinic and at 4 regional medical center locations seeing approximately 51,000 patients per year.  In addition to offering optometry and general ophthalmology, our specialty services include surgeons who practice in a collegial environment and possess fellowship training in retina, cornea, uveitis, glaucoma, pediatric/strabismus, and oculoplastics.


The Seattle clinic is a busy downtown practice with three full-time and two part-time ophthalmologist (cornea, glaucoma, retina, and pediatric specialists).  We also employ three full-time optometrists. 


The surgeon position that is being offered will partner with a well-respected glaucoma specialist who has been practicing for 13 years at Virginia Mason. The position will likely require clinic one or 2 days per week at one of our regional medical centers.


A fellowship trained candidates is essential.  The ideal candidate will be proficient in complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. We welcome applicants interested in clinical trials.  Virginia Mason provides support via the Benaroya Research Institute.


This is a unique opportunity to work in a busy, hospital-based practice alongside specialists with diverse and complex patient panels.  The Seattle clinic is the hub of the ophthalmology service line and sets the tone for our large group practice.  The surgeon hired for the glaucoma specialist position can expect approximately a 50/50 glaucoma and cataract surgery volume as he or she builds their own unique practice.


Nighttime on-call duties rotate every eighth week.  Virginia Mason Medical Center enjoys a well-earned regional and national reputation as a tertiary referral center for the Pacific Northwest.   Clinical research opportunities are available due to our diverse patient population. There are also teaching opportunities with Virginia Mason interns and residents including those planning to pursue ophthalmology.  

The Seattle clinic has a wonderfully diverse patient base due to the many sub-specialty providers working together in the department.  The ophthalmic team, 21 in all, includes 13 certified ophthalmic assistants with a range of experience and backgrounds, four opticians, two surgery schedulers, and seven receptionists.  Our team also includes three optometrists, all of whom triage complex/urgent cases and routine eye exams.  Our in house optical team serves a large patient population, often with complex needs.


The ideal candidate will have:
• BE/BC in Ophthalmology
• 5 Years of experience in Glaucoma preferred
• Ability to obtain a medical professional license in the State of WA
• Ability to obtain a DEA with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice

Virginia Mason, established in 1920 in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent health care organization focused on delivering quality services to our patients. We have a 336-bed hospital in Seattle and multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 450 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best practices and a model that is the benchmark for other medical organizations.  Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters—your patients.
Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you’d like to enjoy.
For more information or to apply online, please visit our website at, job #192889. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.