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22 Apr 2019

OtherOphthalmic Assistant

Darmouth-Hitchcock – Posted by edickson Anywhere

Internship Description

The Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) training program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to embark upon a career in Ophthalmology. An ophthalmic assistant (OA) works alongside eye doctors, ophthalmologists or optometrists, to provide patient care. OAs ensure providers have accurate and complete information which helps them diagnose and treat patients. Successful OAs are detail oriented, have strong communication skills and are committed to providing exceptional patient care.

The OA program is 17 weeks long and the curriculum includes classroom instruction, skills training, and practicum. Graduates are eligible to sit for the JCAHPO Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam (COA), the certifying body of allied health professionals in ophthalmology, after their first 500 hours of work under the supervision of a Ophthalmologist.

How to Apply

Application Process:Visit the D-H Workforce Readiness Institute website to obtain the OA Program Application at the following to• Completed OA Program Application Form • Resume • Two professional letters of reference Applications are due by May 31st.

Internship Categories: Health Care. Internship Types: Other. Salaries: Paid Hourly.

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