Ophthalmic Assistant (OA, MA, CNA) - Eye Center (Full-time)

at Maine General Health in Fairfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

Job Summary:Are you a skilled and compassionate healthcare professional with clinical experience, searching for a fulfilling career where your expertise is highly valued, and your compassion can truly make a difference? Consider joining the MaineGeneral Health family, where we are dedicated to excellence, compassion, and collaboration.

We are actively seeking an exceptional Ophthalmic Assistant (OA), Medical Assistant (MA), or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to join our team and contribute to our commitment to providing top-notch eye care services.

This role provides a platform for individuals to broaden their expertise and contribute to the excellence of our specialty practice.

Job Description: Part-time, full-time, or per diem positions are available.

Why MaineGeneral Health?

Culture of Excellence: Be part of a healthcare system recognized for its culture of excellence, where your skills and dedication will be acknowledged and celebrated.

Patient-Centric Care: Join a practice that prioritizes compassionate and patient-centric care, enabling you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.

Collaborative Environment: Thrive in a collaborative and supportive setting that values teamwork and fosters professional growth.

The Work:

Patient-Centric Approach:

+ Conduct interviews to obtain a comprehensive patient history.

+ Provide clear and empathetic instructions to patients regarding testing procedures.

+ This position presents a unique opportunity for candidates to expand their skill set within a specialty practice including ancillary testing and use of top-of-the-line ophthalmology equipment.

Clinical Expertise:

+ Showcase your clinical skills by performing basic and routine vision screening examinations.

+ Comprehensive training will be provided to ensure proficiency in delivering high-quality eye care services.

+ Administer eye medications and provide support during minor office procedures.

Documentation and Care:

+ Document care provided testing results, and patient responses with meticulous attention to detail.

Practice Maintenance:

+ Play a key role in maintaining the cleanliness and organization of exam rooms and ophthalmic instruments.

+ Ensure supplies are well-stocked to support a smooth workflow.

You Bring:


+ Certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) preferred.

+ A Medical Assistant or active Certified Nursing Assistant is also preferred.

+ Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider certification is preferred.


+ Clinical experience in healthcare, preferably as an Ophthalmic Assistant, Medical Assistant, or CNA.

+ Proficiency in Medical Office Suite.

+ Team and patient-oriented with meticulous attention to detail.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Scheduled Work Shift: Job Exempt: No Benefits:

Supporting all aspects of our employees’ wellness – physical, emotional and financial – is a critical component of being a great place to work. With the wide range of benefits and programs available, employees have the resources they need to be well at every stage of life and plan for the future.

Physical Wellness:

+ We offer quality health, dental, and vision benefits and wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle and help manage health care costs.

+ Employees have access to industry-leading leave for new parents.

+ A generous earned time plan is offered to all employees – We believe employees need and deserve time away from work to observe holidays, be with family, go on vacation, or simply take care of themselves.

Emotional Wellness:

When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.

Financial Wellness:

+ An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.

+ Tuition Reimbursement is available to all employees to further develop skills and career.

+ We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.

+ Three insurance plans are available to protect your family from the sudden loss of income in the event of your death, terminal illness or serious injury from accident.

+ We offer both short-term and long-term disability insurance to replace a portion of your income if you become disabled and cannot work for a period of time.

Career Mobility:

Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 .

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vet/Disability: In furtherance of MaineGeneral’s policy regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, MaineGeneral has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures that MaineGeneral is committed to in order to ensure that its policy of nondiscrimination and affirmative action is accomplished.

The Affirmative Action Plan for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities is available for inspection by any employee or candidate for employment upon request, during normal business hours, in the Human Resources Department. Assistive technologies are available. Application assistance for those requesting reasonable accommodation to the career site is available by contacting HR at (207) 861-3440 . EEO is Law (

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Job Posting: JC253531353

Posted On: Jan 10, 2024

Updated On: Mar 13, 2024

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