Job Description

Be in the heart of it all where you can help patients see the world through state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care.  For more than 35 years, Arizona has trusted the care of their eyes to our ophthalmology practice.  Now is your opportunity to join our growing team and be a part of changing someone’s life while using your healthcare experience.


As an Ophthalmic Assistant, you will assist the perioperative team, surgeon, and clinical team in the clinic and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) prior to, during, and after surgeries. We are looking for you if you:


  • Have a high degree of technical skill in caring for patients in an ophthalmic clinic or ASC environment
  • Feel comfortable interacting positively with physicians, nurses, coworkers, patients, and patients’ families
  • Are adept at making decisions based on established methods, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently as well as function as an integral member of the ASC and clinic teams
  • Are physically able to stand for long periods of time as well as walk, bend, reach, push, and lift equipment and patients
  • Prior experience as an ophthalmic clinic assistant and surgical scrub technician preferred by not required.


These are the kinds of things you can expect to do on a regular basis if you are chosen to join our team as an Ophthalmic Assistant:


  • Prepare perioperative suites and exam rooms, including gathering equipment and supplies
  • Obtain patient histories through interviews and intake assessments, making note of findings on patients’ charts
  • Clean and sterilize instruments for surgery and exams, including ensuring all equipment is in good working order prior to use
  • Assist surgical team and patient with preparing for and during surgical procedures
  • Observe patients and assist with vital signs, prepping the site, and positioning the patient for surgery
  • Have the knowledge and skills to use the following equipment: A-Scan, B-Scan Topographer, Phoropter, Tonometer, slit lamp, endothelial cell camera, Pachymeter, Lensometer, Keratometer, OCT for Macula and Optic Nerve Head, and Visante OCT
  • Assist in discharging patients
  • Maintain rooms, including cleaning as necessary
  • Interact with all patients using a high level of respect and professionalism
  • Attend communication meetings, in-service trainings, and educational opportunities


Naturally, we provide all the benefits you would expect from a world-class organization. Also, since we are in an office environment, you can expect weekends and holidays off so you can enjoy a beneficial work-life balance. Don’t wait to take control of your life. Contact us and tell us how you can add value to our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Skills / Requirements

  • A high-school diploma or equivalent
  • Ophthalmic assistant training through the American Academy of Ophthalmology — JCAHPO
  • Surgical technician training
  • Prior training as an ophthalmic scrub technician or on-the-job training after completing our in-house sterile technique class
  • CPR certification

Important Notes

BDPEC offers a very generous and comprehensive total rewards package to include company medical, dental and vision insurance for employees, up to 19 days of paid time off per year, a 401(k), flexible spending account plan, and training opportunities.

To learn more about Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and our career opportunities, please visit our website at . 

Pre-employment drug and background screening required prior to employment.

EEO/AA (W/M/Vets/Disability) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP; .