Ophthalmic Technician

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare - Memphis, TN
Posted: September 5, 2017

Summary: Responsible for a variety of highly skilled duties associated with the operation of specialized equipment to assist physicians in the examination and treatment of diseases of the eye.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. This opportunity will be working in our Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinic.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have at least two (2) years of Ophthalmic imaging experience.
  • Must obtain Certification as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) through JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology) within 24 months of date of hire.


  • Vocational or technical training in standard photography or medical/biomedical photography.
  • Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA)


  • Ability to communicate written and oral with physicians, other clinical Associates, and patients and their families both verbally and in writing.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to successfully interact with physicians, other Associates and patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of medical office practices and medical terminology.
  • Ability to operate automated and non-automated ophthalmic equipment.
  • High attention to detail demonstrated in clinical and contractual settings.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Measures visual acuity at distance and near as appropriate for age, and document accurately.  Performs sensory testing, color vision testing.
  • Obtains and records accurate patient/family chief complaint, medical, ocular, family history, medications, allergies.  
  • Assists in minor outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Operates imaging equipment and other ophthalmic equipment and performs routine instrument maintenance, appropriate clean and stock ophthalmic examination rooms with supplies.   

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Memphis, TN

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