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Ophthalmic Imager, Mercy Pavilion

  • Job ID: 065472495
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday Daylight Shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65450 POP14 EYE Cln Main Office
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.60 to $34.22 / hour


UPMC Eye Center Mercy is hiring a full-time Opthalmic Imager. 

The Ophthalmology Department continues to grow and expand daily. 

We offer over 11 sub-specialties in eye care and are on the cutting edge in research studies and trials.

Opportunities exist for interested staff to become an integral part of these research studies and trials. 

This position will be located in the new, cutting-edge, patient centered Mercy Pavilion when construction is completed in early 2023.

Our Ophthalmic Imaging Career ladder offers room for growth within the department.  

Applicants will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the Ophthalmic Imager Career Ladder, based on their individual experience and education. 

Perform 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.


  • Imaging patients on various diagnostic devices including HVF (automated and manual), OCT, A-scan, Pentacam, Sonomed, Fundus Photos, Slit Lamp Photos FA/ICG, etc.
  • Learn any new devices obtained by the practice and stay proficient on current devices.
  • Save and upload images to patient record and Forum.
  • Perform a variety of highly skilled duties associated with the operation of specialized equipment to assist physicians in documenting, diagnosing, and treating diseases of the eye, including color fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, OCT angiography, retinal thickness analysis, slit lamp and goniophotography, visual field testing, external photos, and a-scans.
  • Reviews physician's orders and patient's medical history and allergies in Epic prior to performing imaging and photography.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and condition of the patients serviced in the department.
  • Provides care and/or extends services as described in department policies and procedures.
  • Explain imaging procedures to patient and provide instruction during imaging.
  • Perform optical coherence tomography and ocular digital photography using different makes and manufacturers in accordance with protocols.
  • Perform visual field assessment using the automated Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer in accordance with protocols.
  • Access and review previous patient notes within Epic.
  • Recognize problems or malfunctions of photographic, diagnostic, and related equipment versus patient media opacities.
  • May assist in making minor adjustments and perform preventive maintenance in accordance with established procedures.
  • Advises supervisor of malfunctions or problems affecting the accuracy and quality of scans or images requiring repair by vendor.
  • Recognize and help rectify issues with image import into Forum, image archiving and storage and managing duplicate patients, including contacting IT/Forum group as required.
  • Maintain adequate levels of supplies for imaging department and notify supervisor of supplies needing to be ordered.
  • Participates in the collection of patient history and complete ocular workup such as visual acuity, ocular history, vital signs, intraocular pressure, and records results in patient record.
  • Ophthalmic imaging procedures which may include but are not limited to OCT, Anterior OCT, HRT, Color fundus photos, corneal topography, visual fields, a-scans, b-scans, external photos.
  • Ophthalmic procedures / assessments including but not limited to visual acuity tests and instilling eye drops in accordance with established approved protocols for patient safety.
  • Ability to edit and transfer images from digital camera to the patient database in Forum and Epic.
  • Basic knowledge of anatomy of the eye and ophthalmic disease processes.
  • Perform other duties to assist the continuous flow of patient care, i.e. scrubbing imaging schedules to assure patients are properly scheduled, assist with imaging rescheduling, assist with in-baskets, stocking imaging areas, alerting appropriate staff to order supplies, etc.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years of ophthalmic experience required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more. 

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