Ophthalmic Photographer

ColumbiaDoctors - New York, NY
Posted: August 2, 2018

Department:  Photography/Imaging

Job Status:  Full-Time

Reports to:  Ophthalmic Photographer Manager

Amount of Travel Required:  Varies by week. We have 3 sites throughout Manhattan. Coverage at all sites, and any new site we might take on, is required.


The Ophthalmic Photographer provides clinical diagnostic support for physicians, residents, and fellows in a busy multi-subspecialty, multi-site Ophthalmic/Optometric practice, using a wide variety of imaging/diagnostic equipment. Works directly with patients & their families, clinical staff and physicians to provide exceptional patient care. Obtains reading center certification and images patients for research studies. Provides event photography and image editing for lectures, graduation, etc., as well as staff portraits. Assists faculty as requested for audio-visual presentations, publications, lectures and poster printing. Cleans and maintains Ophthalmic Imaging equipment and databases, including our electronic image review system.  May occasionally be asked to travel to support clinics throughout the day.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Knowledge of ocular anatomy, pathologies, and proper photographic exposure and techniques are essential.


Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography (Zeiss Cirrrus, Heidelberg Spectralis, Topcon, anterior and posterior segment) Swept Source OCT, OCT  Angiography
Fundus Photography (Color, Red-Free, Stereo, Autofluorescence, Multicolor, Optos)
Imaging of Intravenous Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography
Obtains informed consent as it applies to Intravenous Fluorescein and/or ICG Angiography
Slit-Lamp Photography, including Anterior Segment and Goniophotography
Corneal Topography
Endothelial BioMicroscopy
Confocal Scanning Microscopy
External photography with DSLR


Backup and archiving of data from all equipment.
"Super User' of our electronic image review system, providing support to other staff members and database/patient record maintenance.
Provides photographer coverage for departmental events (as needed) and staff portraits
Basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or other image editing software.
Clean and maintain ophthalmic instruments or equipment.
Maintain ophthalmic inventory and necessary office supplies.
May be asked to work on projects or complete delegated assignments as needed.


Experience:   One+ years related experience preferred, considerations otherwise will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Computer Skills:  Intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite required, Adobe Suite skills including Photoshop. Knowledge of both Mac and PC platforms.

Certificates & Licenses:  Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) or Certified Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT-C) preferred.
Other Requirements:  American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED preferred, Basic knowledge of ophthalmic terminology and convention.

In addition to a great working environment, we offer Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits, Holidays, and Vacation/Sick Leave.



New York, NY

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