Job Description

Job Title: Ophthalmic Photographer
Job ID: 693346
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: various daylight shifts with travel
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP14 EYE Mercy
Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219


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.

  • Intimate patient care includes the imaging tests using the cameras and machines appropriate and also includes assessment and monitoring of patients well-being before, during and immediately after IV injections related to fluorescein and ICG angiography.
  • Keep abreast of new developments and techniques in ophthalmic imaging and recommend modification to existing camera systems to improved quality and to adapt to specific requirements for clinical and research activities.
  • Order and maintain adequate levels of supplies for imaging department.
  • Participate in providing instruction and training of ophthalmic photographers, and other technical staff, residents, fellows and eye center employees as needed.
  • 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, including film and digital fluorescein and ICG angiography (including performing IV injections and related patient care), color fundus photography, optical coherence tomography, retinal thickness analysis, slit lamp and goniophotography, public relations and teaching-based general photography and media support for the Eye Center.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Four year degree in photography plus a minimum of two years experience in general photography or two years of college or technical degree with a minimum of three (3) years experience as an ophthalmic photographer with an emphasis on Fluorescein Angiography, OCT, Fundus Photography and External Photography.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Knowledge of standard photographic techniques, materials, processes, and a wide variety of cameras and light settings is required. Experience with Photoshop and other photographic software packages is highly desirable. Knowledge of research studies preferred.
  • Travel to satellite offices is required.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Act 33,34, and 73 required within 90 days of employment. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support or Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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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