Do you enjoy helping people, learning and working with a team? Are you interested in earning while you learn? The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Workforce Readiness Institute is looking for motivated individuals for the Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program.
Up to six (6) individuals will be selected and hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to become Ophthalmic Assistant (OA) Trainees working in our Lebanon clinic. The OA training program is designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to embark upon a career in Ophthalmology. The 17-week long curriculum is designed to prepare competent, entry-level OAs in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. The training prepares participants for career opportunities in the ophthalmology field and includes a general education component, a focus on professionalism and quality patient care to complement the comprehensive skills-based specialty training.
Graduate of the program a 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. This training opens an advanced career pathway and opportunities to pursue additional trainings as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT), among others.