Ophthalmic Technician II - Ophthalmology

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 24, 2022
Full Time Technician

Job Description


In this role you will provide patient care, technical support, and administrative duties for an ophthalmology group practice. 

Patient care duties include: recording patient ocular history, obtaining visual acuity, autorefractometry, lensometry, tonometry, pupillary defect evaluation, confrontational field testing, OCTs, OCTAs, Visual Fields, administration of eye drops for pupil dilation with topical anesthesia, assisting with minor procedures, obtaining medical histories from patients with standard and rare medical
disorders, and ordering supplies and medications for clinical use. 

Assistance with administrative duties include: clinic preparation, appointment scheduling, answering phones, and faxing of RX refill authorization.



  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or minimum 2 years’ experience working as an ophthalmic technician.
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology anatomy, physiology as well as disease of the eye and systemic disease that affect the eye.
  • Skill in acquiring accurate medical history, measuring and recording visual acuity, and tonometry.
  • Ability to learn state of the art diagnostic equipment.
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic medications and the proper instillation of these into the eye.
  • Knowledge of ophthalmic equipment and instrument sterilization techniques.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties to maximize efficiency.
  • Ability to work under pressure over a busy workload.
  • Have interpersonal skills to maintain comfortable and cooperative working    relationships with physicians, patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a busy practice.
  • Ability to use ophthalmic equipment such as tonopen, slit lamp, VA monitor, auto-refractor, chair and applination tonometer.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word and Excel software.
  • Must be able to work with regular, planned hours and days of the week based on the clinical needs of the service.
  • Pleasant, caring and compassionate personality.
  • Responsible, with ability to work in a detailed oriented manner.
  • Knowledge of operations for standard diagnostic equipment including protocols for data export
  • Knowledge of security and HIPAA regulations with respect to diagnostic and imaging data.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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