Diagnostic Technician

Rochester, NY



The Diagnostic Technician is responsible for performing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for all Faculty, Fellows and Residents at the Flaum Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology. Technicians will perform technical testing, clinical support and patient care for various physician and sub-specialties throughout the eye institute.


  • Strong attention to detail and followthrough.

  • Demonstrates commitment toward continuous learning and applied knowledge of medical terminology with emphasis on ophthalmic anatomy and physiology.

  • Ophthalmic equipment maintenance and simple repairs.

  • Demonstrates exemplary standards of customer service with strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be a strong team player.

  • Flexibility to work extended hours based on the needs of the department.


Performs diagnostic testing or services in support of the following sub-specialties: cornea, comprehensive, glaucoma, neuro-ophth, oculo-facial plastics, retina, and resident education. Ability to perform:

  • OCT (Anterior & Posterior Segment)

  • Fundus Photography

  • Visual Fields: Humphrey & Goldmann

  • Corneal Topography

  • Ocular Biometry (IOL Master & A Scan)

  • External/Oculo-facial Plastics Photography

  • Ultra Wide Field Fundus Imaging

  • Auto-Fluorescence Imaging

  • Color vision testing using Ishihara, D-15 and/or 100 Hue

As part of the diagnostic testing service, the individual will also assist with coverage for:

  • Ultrasound Biomicrography (UBM & B Scan)

  • Fluorescein / ICG Angiography

  • Slitlamp & Gonio Biomicrography

  • Specular Biomicrography

  • Videography and Video editing

  • Retcam / Handheld Fundus Photography (Operating room imaging)

  • HRT/Confocal Imaging

Ability to obtain and maintain certification for institute wide and international clinical trials.

Other non-patient duties are required including the following items:

  • Performs clinical-clerical office duties, which would include checking diagnostic schedules, data entry, checking for request forms in advance, printing up results and related administrative activities deemed necessary by the department.

  • Stocks rooms according to practice needs and adheres to hospital polices in regards to locked items, sharps, checking medication for expired dates and opened dates.

It is the technician’s responsibility to learn the necessary information for their job, to obtain certifications, and maintain this knowledge. Approximately five percent of the employee’s time is spent learning the necessary knowledge and acquiring skill sets that are part of their job; this may involve attendance to meetings and rounds. New skill-sets may be required as a technician progresses to different levels and with new developments in technology (new equipment purchases).


A 4 year college education, including related optometry, ophthalmology and/or technical training with certification by the registry of the Joint Commission of Allied Health in Personnel Ophthalmology, or other nationally recognized professional certifying body; or a 2 year college education in an appropriate science and 2 years of closely related laboratory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 23.00 - $ 29.90 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Ophthalmology Eye Clinic

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