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Lead Ophthalmology Coordinator, Mercy Pavilion

  • Job ID: 259252401
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 65480 POP14 EYE Mercy
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.24 to $40.13 / hour


UPMC Eye Center Mercy is hiring a full-time Lead Ophthalmology Coordinator. 

The Ophthalmology Department continues to grow and expand daily. 

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

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


To supervise & monitor clinic within the assigned clinical site & all its responsibilities therein.



  • Supervises staff, and clinical functions within your department.
  • Participates in committees and work groups to assist practice manager with quality and work performance issues.
  • Completes, supervises & delegates all daily clinical and departmental responsibilities such as; patient care for the day, triage, in basket, scrubbing of future schedules, disability forms, injection authorizations, injection logs/inventory, maintain clinic supplies, and all other responsibilities within the department.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot and multitask.
  • Monitors & maintains workflow for the department/service/satellite you are assigned. Tracks patients through the exam process. Recommends & implements changes as necessary to maintain an efficient clinical workflow & assures a positive patient experience.
  • Position requires a significant amount of standing.
  • Willing to travel to other clinical sites.
  • Reviews clinic schedule in advance, in coordination with the practice manager and/or provider, adjusting schedule as needed to prevent any potential issues within the department.
  • Ensures harmonious workflow of patients and ensures adherence to policies and procedures; recommends and/or implements changes as necessary to maintain efficient clinic, patient access, and desired patient experience.
  • Assigns Tech start times, end times and lunches based on clinical needs for the day.
  • Proactively accommodates for staffing and flow, to prevent potential bottlenecks within the clinic.
  • Responsible for training/staff development such as training or delegating training of technical staff to ensure a multifunctional staff (i.e cross-training, continuing education). Assists with onboarding and training of new hires.



  • Minimum 5 years ophthalmic experience; 3+ years supervisory/coordinating experience.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
JCAHPO certified (any level/min COA).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 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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