Riverside Health System

Ophthalmic Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant

Location Name Hampton Roads Eye Associates (HREA) - Oyster Point
Department HREA Oyster Point- Ops
Job ID
Clinical (Non-Nursing)


This position works under the supervision of the Office Manager Physicians and/or Clinical Coordinator/Supervisor. The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) greets the patient and reviews the complaint. Performs and records pertinent clinical measures to include visual acuities slit lamp exam and any other necessary diagnostic test. The COA facilitates patient education through brochures and videos. The COA prepares prescription refills for the physician to review and sign. The COA is also responsible for preparing referral and dictation letters returning calls to patients and pharmacies with medical questions.

Riverside Medical Group has over 500 providers and we are continuing to grow! One of the largest and most diverse multi-specialty group practices in the state of Virginia, our physicians are linked by an electronic medical record system that is leading the nation, now able to provide fast access to quality medical care for our 485,000 patients by interconnecting 500+ providers in 132 locations across all of the Riverside regions.

The Peninsula has over 30 specialty practices and 14 primary care practices. The peninsula in southeast Virginia is bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. It is sometimes known as the Lower Peninsula to distinguish it from two other peninsulas to the north (Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck). With a population of 1.8 million people, it is the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the Southeast and the 32nd largest in the United States. The Virginia Peninsula is a diverse area made up of many neighboring cities with unique character and opportunities. The area is very unique with a large number of military bases and several large colleges and universities as well as other large healthcare systems. The attractions are endless with so many historical sites to visit and a long list of museums and theaters.


EDUCATION: High School Graduate or GED Equivalent

EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years in an Ophthalmology/Optometry Office

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: JCAHPO, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant within 18 months of employment


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