Job Description

Job Title: Ophthalmic Technician
Job ID: 1800009I
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP14 EYE Mercy
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


Obtain detailed information from patients and perform a variety of diagnostic tests to the eyes, to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and disorders of vision.

We will consider all levels of the career path. The final title and pay will be determined by education, experience, and certifications.


  • Assist staff and physicians to promote timely and efficient patient flow
  • Assist with in office procedures such as lasers or injections as needed.
  • Assist with maintaining Department of Health and Physician Services Division Safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Assist with maintaining office inventory including checking expirations and reordering of stock. Restocking of exam rooms. Cleaning and sterilizing of instruments. Cleaning/Wet tasking of rooms and maintaining overall appearance of office.
  • Assist with maintenance and calibration of instruments and equipment.
  • Assist with patient correspondence/letters.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality of records and patient reported information.
  • Patient work up- medical history, chief complaint, family medical history, obtain visual acuity near and distant, refraction, color vision assessment, applanation tonometry and tonopen, confrontation fields, pupil assessment, extraocular muscle assessment, lensometry, blood pressure measurement, keratometry, pachymetry and other testing as needed. Obtain test results and patient related correspondence. Maintain a pleasant rapport with patients.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Experience as an Ophthalmic Technician in Ophthalmology office or combination of related education and/or experience is preferred
  • Completion of AAO Home Study Course is preferred
  • Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:.
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal


UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $17.11 to $28.43

Union Position: no

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