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Work Arrangement: 
Requisition Number:  232822
Regular or Temporary:  Regular

Durham, NC, US, 27704

Date:  Sep 7, 2023

As a part of Duke Health’s outpatient clinic network, you will enjoy competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plans, convenient work hours, and many opportunities for career advancement. Become a part of a team that values and invests in you.



NCEENT of North Durham - 4102 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC



We are seeking a Ophthalmic Assistant to assist Eye Center physicians and other technical support colleagues in performing diagnostic tests necessary for evaluation of patient eye problems. 



  • Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, visual acuity, history taking, tonometry, lensometry, motility, pupil assessment, visual fields, simple color vision tests.
  • Direct the flow of patients; obtain medical and personal data for patient charts; screen patients for conditions; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, outpatient studies and patient admissions and surgery as requested by physician
  • Examine the cornea, lens, and anterior chamber of the eye using a slit lamp and note variations from normal. 
  • May administer dilation or anesthetic drops or assist with patient contact lens insertion and removal training.
  • Alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and method of treatment. 
  • Complete stocking and maintenance functions and maintain the physical environment of exam and procedure rooms. 
  • Perform various clerical functions, including assisting with appointments and telephone call screening activities and filing test results, forms, and letters into medical records.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.



  • Work requires an education background generally equivalent to a high school education.
  • Requires certification for Ophthalmic Assistants by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) OR 2 years of directly related experience working for an Ophthalmologist.
  • Must have BLS Certification


Job Level: D1


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