Surgical Assistant - Bilingual

LASIK MD - Ottawa, ON (6 months ago)

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Surgical Assistant

LASIK MD is a national provider of laser vision correction and intraocular lens implant procedures. Since first opening our doors more than 17 years ago, it’s been our mission to encourage people to discover clear vision with our safe, affordable, and life-changing procedures. Today, we operate more than 30 clinics across the country, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Victoria, British Columbia. As a business, LASIK MD is stronger than ever, continually growing and evolving to meet an increase in demand. We’re made up of a team of dedicated employees, people who value the work they do because it means they can help others discover freedom from glasses and contacts. At LASIK MD, we work better together—and we want you to be a part of our team.

To find out if LASIK MD is the employer for you, find our values here:

Your mission as a Surgical Assistant 1

The mission of the Surgical Assistant (SA1) at LASIK MD is to ensure that the OR runs smoothly and assist the Ophthalmologist in LASIK MD procedures. Tasks must be done with efficiency, complete accuracy, and with the utmost quality.


Thoroughly prep the OR for surgery-sterilize instruments, set up tools needed, etc. Account for all used materials.
Calibrate lasers and run tests regularly
Assist the ophthalmologist during procedures (pass tools, prep patient, etc.
Reassure patient during the procedure as needed
Complete reports and verify inventory on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Any other tasks as per required by the Center Director or management team

Required skills

Excellent verbal communication skills are needed in English and French
Must be receptive to feedback
Must work efficiently and execute tasks quickly, while managing personal stress and keeping calm at all times
Must have an eye for detail and good judgment skills, and always be alert
Must be organized and able to prioritize
Must be able to work autonomously and also collaboratively
Experience with and ability to learn computer software, including MS office
Comfortable standing for several hours at a time
Interest in health services field and comfortable with medical procedures and close contact with others


Experience in doctor’s office or other medical administrative experience would be an asset
Experience working in customer service and/or client care

Position details

This is a permanent, full-time position. We offer a competitive compensation, with a starting salary of at least 19.27$/hour (based on experience), plus bonuses and benefits. Candidates must be willing to work 40 hours per week, on a flexible schedule (days, evenings and weekends). A full training is given to all new hires. 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.

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