University of Rochester Ophthalmic Technologist IV in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 094 Ophthalmology


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Ophthalmic Technicians will assist all Faculty, Fellows and Residents in providing medical eye care for the Flaum Eye Institute/Department of Ophthalmology. Technicians are expected to be able to work in any of the following specialty areas within the Department as assigned. Areas include: Comprehensive, Cornea, Glaucoma, Neuro, Optometry and Retina. Technicians are also required to assist with performing specific diagnostic testing such as Visual Field Testing and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, technicians will be responsible to work in other clinical or non-clinical areas as needed.

An Ophthalmology Tech IV will be spending most of the time working with patients and supporting physicians as indicated below. Approximately 90% of the employee's time is involved in patient care gathering necessary information for the physician, initial patient screening work-up and assessment and performing certain diagnostic testing required to properly care for the patient in accordance with any eye related problems and the sub-specialty they may be working in.

Typical Duties:

Works along with physician in starting a patient for an eye examination performing the following possible items:

Obtains medical and ocular history, chief complaint and interviews patient. Obtains vital signs as necessary including height, weight, pulse and blood pressure. Obtains visual acuity both at distance and near, using pinhole technique as necessary. Able to exam a newborn child, infant or small child in being able to check vision function using methods of 'fix and follow' or 'central, steady, maintained'. Neutralizes glasses in determining patient's current glass prescription to provide the physician of the current eyeglasses a patient may be wearing. Neutralizes glasses in determining patient's current glass prescription. Performs manifest refractions using a phoropter, automated refractions if necessary as required to provide the physician with estimations of the patient's refractive error. Performs papillary examination to check for irregular pupils and reactions.

Performs various other technical duties, as well as clinical-clerical duties.


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 Ophthalmogy, 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.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Ophthalmic Technologist IV

Location: Medical Faculty Group

Job ID: 208911

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time