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Ophthalmic Assistant-Ophthalmology Clinic, Full-time, Days (4K Sign on Bonus)

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID REF57600O Job Function General Healthcare Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Ophthalmic Assistantreflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Ophthalmic Assistant provides technical and clinical support and patient care for various physicians and sub-specialists by performing various tests to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment and follow up of patients with various ophthalmic health conditions. This role supports physicians as their needs arise and acts as a liaison between patients and physicians by answering questions and providing educational assistance.


  • Interviews patients and documents histories.
  • Performs technical workups, patient histories and special testing (Refractions w/ retinoscopy, Lensometry, Keratometry, Tonometry, Visual Fields, Amslers, Muscle Testing, Pupil Exams, Topography, OCT, IOL Master / Ascans, Fundus Photos).
  • Assists the physician with patient care, minor surgery, scribes.
  • Communicates with patients (follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc.), returns phone calls (patients, pharmacies).
  • Maintains and cleans equipment, reports equipment deficiencies to management.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.






  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Basic Life Support (American Heart Association) certification.
  • Must obtain COA certification within 12 months of start date (applicants who have obtained a Doctor of Medicine degree are exempt from the COA requirement).
  • Zero (0) to two (2) years’ experience in a relevant role.


  • Two years related experience (equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).
  • Surgical assistance experience.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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