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Certified Ophthalmology Tech / Medical Assistant - Neuro Ophthalmology

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Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialists


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Mon, Tues, Thurs. in Hartford 8:15am - 5:15pm Weds 8:15am - 4:45pm Fri 8:15am - 3:00pm

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is one of the largest medical practices in New England with multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. We consist of a team of professionals ranging from Medical Assistants to Physician Assistants and everything in between. Our physician led medical group enjoys an excellent reputation with patients and the medical community, offering primary care, urgent care and more than 30 different specialties.


Job Description

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician, the Medical Assistant performs delegated functions as a member of the patient care team to provide a variety of multi-skilled services. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of patients, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory, state and company standards, policies and procedures. Duties to include; room patients, phlebotomy, spirometry, vitals, lab, EMR.

  • Seeking experienced detail-oriented technician with great people skills and a team player.  The ideal candidate will assist provider by taking patient’s medical and ocular history with accurate documentation in patient’s electronic medical record.  They will perform preliminary testing including visual acuity assessment, pupil evaluation, checking confrontational visual fields, testing of color vision, stereopsis, ocular motility testing and tonometry.  Candidate should be able to complete applanation tonometry.
  • Will administer ocular medications for pupil dilation as needed.
  • Should be able to perform specialized preliminary testing including autorefractions and utilization of lensometer.  Perform diagnostic testing in including automated visual fields, Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT), fundus photography, and B scan ultrasound. 
  • Able to triage calls to assist with patient scheduling and addressing patient’s questions.  Will maintain clean exam rooms and keep track of office supplies and inventory.
  • Should be able to communicate professionally and effectively with all staff. 


High School graduate or equivalent preferred.

Certified ophthalmology technician (COT) or experienced certified ophthalmology assistant (COA)

Diploma from an accredited Medical Assistant program and/or Medical Assistant Certification required (CMA,CCMA, RMA ). (An active CNA, EMT, Paramedic or Medic Certification may also be considered)
1 Year of Medical office experience preferred.

Epic Experience preferred.

Orthoptist experience preferred.

Must possess effective communication skills. Competency in basic medical assisting skills. Including, rooming patients, assisting provider with exams, performing hearing tests, answering phones, scheduling appointments and surgeries. Strong working knowledge of medical terminology. Strong computer skills including solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office software. Experience with medical software preferred. Positive, customer-focused approach, with commitment to providing excellent patient care. Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organization skills and attention to detail

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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