Ophthalmology Technician - Division of Ophthalmology - Children's Surgical Associates

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

BUERGER - Buerger Center Ambulatory Care Req ID: 26916

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Ophthalmic Technician is responsible for assisting the clinical provider with patient care including patient work-ups, diagnostic testing procedures, and administrative tasks.  


Job Responsibilities
  • Assists physicians with patient care by conducting interviews in an efficient and accurate manner; records chief complaints, documents ROS and medical and surgical history for each patient. 
  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures including but not limited to: visual acuity, visual field testing (including confrontational fields), tonometry, refractions, dye disappearance tests, fundus photography and OCT.
  • Supports a safe patient care environment including, but not limited to, maintaining all equipment and cleaning used instruments or sending to SPD for sterilization on a daily basis.  
  • Effectively manages patient flow and directs physicians to the next patient to ensure patients are seen in a timely manner.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Must have a certification or commitment to pursue certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Ophthalmic Technician (COT) within one year of employment
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED

Required Experience: Prior experience as an ophthalmic technician

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Basic computer skills required and previous experience with electronic medical records preferred.
  • Personal qualities include the ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work compatibility with physicians and other department members. Must have stamina and good decision making skills. 


All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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Denise Cundo

Human Resources Manager




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