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Ophthalmic Assistant/Ophthalmic Tech - Refractive Surgery

Nebraska Medicine Omaha, NE

Serious Medicine is what we do. Being extraordinary is who we are. Every colleague plays a key role in upholding this promise to our patients and their families.

Please note that this position may require an assessment after completion of the application. Please plan for an additional 20 - 30 minutes to complete this.


First Shift (United States of America)

Nebraska Medicine is seeking a talented individual to join us as a Ophthalmic Assistant!

Looking for an opportunity to be part of a growing, leading-edge laser vision correction practice? Interested in being challenged to grow your skill set and continuous learning?

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • Reliable, team oriented, as well as able to work independently.
  • Willing to be cross-trained in patient work ups, surgical assisting and laser operations for laser vision correction.
  • Has a high degree of professionalism, excellent communication, listening skills and multitasking skills.
  • Able to work up potential surgery patients in a friendly and efficient manner.

The new Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art facility designed to transform ophthalmology in Nebraska for generations to come. Come join our team!


  • First shift
  • 40 hours/ 1.0 FTE (benefits eligible)
  • Monday - Friday
  • No on call or holidays

Why Nebraska Medicine:

  • Our shared values reflect who we are and why we're here and include, Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Courage and Healing.
  • Competitive Benefits including retirement match contribution, PTO accrual, tuition reimbursement
  • Lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care
  • Forbes Magazine recognizes us in their list of American's top employers and the best employer in Nebraska

Job Duties:
Provide administrative, technical, and quality patient care support to an ophthalmologist/optometrist in a clinical setting. Delivers on daily objectives to assist with meeting patients' needs. Communicates information to patients and others within the care team.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school education or equivalent required.
  • Completion of an accredited Ophthalmic Assistant course OR completion of one year of post-secondary education in an allied health field OR one year of experience in a healthcare setting required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (BLS with skills assessment or approved BLS) is required within six months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in ophthalmic or optometric office preferred.
  • Completion of an accredited ophthalmic assistant course preferred.
  • Certification as an ophthalmic assistant, technician or technologist preferred.
  • Once certification is achieved, it is required to be maintained.

Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.

Date Posted March 16, 2023
Date Closes March 31, 2023
Requisition REQ-16742
Address Truhlsen Eye Institute
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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