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Clinical Assistant/Surgical Assistant


This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted November 25, 2021.

Clincal Assistant / Surgical Assistant We’re LASIK MD, Canada’s number one provider of laser vision correction.

Since 2001, LASIK MD has helped people improve their vision and change their lives Currently, we have over 30 clinics across Canada.

For nine consecutive years, LASIK MD has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

We are proud of and owe our continued success to our dedicated team of employees and we want you to be a part of it all To find out if LASIK MD is the employer for you, find our values here: Your mission as a Clinical / S urgical Assistant Working closely with IOL surgeon(s) and support staff, the role of the clinical/surgical assistant (CA / SA) is to provide quality service to patients undergoing surgery.

This includes preparing patients for surgery, reassuring patients and following up with patients post-surgery (explaining post-op treatments).

Moreover, the CA / SA is responsible of making sure that the operating room (OR) is cleaned, sterilized and that all instruments are properly scrubbed and sterilized for each patient in order to ensure patients’ safety.

LASIK MD employees can be called upon to work on ad-hoc projects or to assist in tasks and projects related to its affiliated brands.

Our employees are expected to be versatile and open to the possibility of learning new skills.

Most clinical cross-training or affiliated brand tasks would be considered adjacent to the employee’s current tasks and level of responsibility.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting during the pre-op exams and filling the patient’s charts accurately.

Answering patient’s questions and ensure the best service Taking out post-op charts for the following day Updating the appointment system after every patient Set up the OR for surgery: clean, set up instruments, ensure no cross contamination of surgical instruments and medical supplies, assist the surgeon during surgery, open instruments/lenses for the sterile assistant/surgeon Prepare the patient for surgery: clean eyes, dress and prepare patients for surgery, ensure all medical conditions are cleared and allergies checked, administer pre-operative drops if ordered by the surgeon Reassure the patient “Scrub”: sterilize Hand necessary instruments to the surgeon Prepare the weekly inventory Follow up with the patient after surgery (explain post-op treatments) Proficient with any and all machines used during cataract surgery (i.e.

phaco machine, autoclaves, etc.) Ensure and implement aseptic technique at all times in the operating suite Any other tasks as per required by the centre director or management team REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent communication skills Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) Capacity to work in a fast paced, potentially high-stress environment Ability to adapt to change Interest in the health services field Attention to detail Sense of organization, team player, customer service driven QUALIFICATIONS: Must be proficient and certified in CPR Must be proficient in the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED) should the situation require it We welcome applicants with various healthcare backgrounds; experience in clinic roles considered an asset POSITION DETAILS: This is a permanent, full-time position .

We offer a competitive compensation, bonuses and benefits.

Candidates must be willing to work 32-40 hours per week , on a flexible schedule (days, evenings and weekends).

A full training is given to all new hires.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are potentially available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

LASIK MD will also give you the opportunity to learn new skills and make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis We thank all candidates for their interest but we will only communicate with the candidates selected for an interview.