Ophthalmic Technician

Pacific Eye Associates - San Francisco, CA
Posted: August 28, 2017

We are a large multi-specialty ophthalmology practice dedicated to serving the vision needs of our patients.  The ophthalmic technician fulfills a vital role in assisting the physicians in patient care.   The technician must be comfortable speaking directly with patients and physicians about medical procedures, be at ease with needles and injections, and be comfortable in assisting in medical procedures.  Physical requirements include the ability to stand and walk for up to eight hours per day, the ability to keep arms and hands at eye level for up to 5 minutes, the ability to reach above head-level frequently.


Primary Job Qualifications

Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Able to multitask and prioritize

Detail oriented and organized

Efficient and accurate in a fast-paced environment

Punctual and eager to learn

High School diploma or equivalent


Core Performance Categories and Job Responsibilities

Patient focus and communications

Always professional, cordial, courteous, empathetic, caring, and respectful

Smiles, greets and uses the patient’s name

Displays positive body language

Educates patients and answers questions about ocular diseases and treatments, surgical procedures, and pre- and post-op care


Technical skills

Reviews and interprets clinical and appointment notes to provide appropriate work-up and testing

Properly operates all diagnostic equipment to obtain consistently accurate and precise measurements

Completes thorough comprehensive exam work-up in 15 minutes or less  (includes: chief complaint, history of present illness, medical history, medications, visual acuity, pupils, extraocular muscles, confrontational visual fields, intra-ocular pressures, auto/manual lensometry, loading the phoropter, Schirmer’s test, color test, stereo tests, external photos, angle check and dilation)

Understands and correctly identifies medications

Prepares and sets room for in-office medical procedures

Assists physicians during patient care

Cleans and stocks rooms regularly

Quickly troubleshoots and reports equipment malfunctions

Understands diagnoses and reports most correct ICD-10 code

Identifies and properly operates non-testing medical equipment (includes: autoclave, algerbrush, forceps, needles, syringes, surgical instruments, etc.)

Adheres to sterile techniques (e.g. handling clinical and surgical instruments, specimen examples, etc.)

Properly cleans instruments

Assists in medical research studies as needed

Assists in triaging as needed

Seeks out opportunities to learn new skills

Uses time effectively


Peer relations

Always friendly and cordial to peers

Attends work regularly (misses only allowed number of days)

Eagerly assists other technicians when needed

Contributes ideas and suggestions on workplace improvement

Receives constructive feedback professionally

Accepts accountability for actions

Pacific Eye Associates

Pacific Eye Associates

San Francisco, CA

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