Ophthalmic Assistant

Ophthalmic Assistant

Ophthalmic Assistant

Job ID: 40152
Location: Kalispell, Montana
Category: Healthcare
Employment Type: Contract-to-Hire

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Ophthalmic Assistant

A state-of-the-art vision care center in Kalispell, Montana, is hiring an Ophthalmic Assistant. This busy office is a full-service optical and ophthalmologic surgery center, providing the community with comprehensive eye care and an individualized touch. They strive to provide the highest level of medical care in a thoughtful and personal way.

This career opportunity has a path for advancement opportunities and certification training support. As an Ophthalmic Assistant, you will work directly with patients and our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, gathering information and performing various tests to prepare patients for their exams. Responsibilities include reviewing patient history, current medications, and reasons for their visit; checking vision, pupil reactions, and for any abnormalities; performing visual field tests, motility, refracting, instilling eye drops, using a microscope, checking pressures, performing diagnostic tests, and dilating.

Additional Duties:

  • Coordinating patient scheduling
  • General office duties and assisting with paperwork
  • Learning several different instruments/equipment
  • Prepping the patient for laser treatments
  • Preparing patients for injections in the eye and in-office minor surgeries
  • Quick learner to anticipate and prepare for the day’s needs


  • Previous Ophthalmology/Optometry/Optical experience
  • Previous healthcare experience preferred, but not required
  • Customer service skills with real compassion for patients
  • Continue education in ophthalmology with future goals of longevity in this career

Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:20-5:00, with 45-minute lunch break
Starting pay: Up to $18/hour, depending on experience

Why you want this job:

  • Long-term advancement potential: Once you have been working under the Ophthalmologist for just over 6 months you are eligible to take an open book test to begin your certification journey. After working at the clinic for a year you are eligible to take a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant test. After becoming certified you must work under the supervision of an Ophthalmologist for another year and then you are eligible to take the Certified Ophthalmic Technician test.
  • Amazing benefits! 
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off, paid vacation and holidays
    • 401K match & profit sharing
    • Flex Benefit Plan and HSA
    • Discounted services and products for you and your family
    • Discounted contact lenses and Lasik/PRK surgery
    • Free vision care!
Get in touch! Call or text 406-752-0191 to reach Jared in our Kalispell LC Staffing Office.

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