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Ophthalmic Technician I

Job ID: 198564
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Full time regular

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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Job Title: Ophthalmic Technician
Department: Ophthalmology Clinical Support PCAM
Entity: CPUP
Location: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - 3400 Spruce St
Hours: Full time


When applying to this position, if applicable, upload your current BLS/CPR certification and your COA, COT, or COMT certification

  • The Ophthalmic Technician exhibits UPHS organizational behavioral competencies which reflect its mission and are embedded in the professional practice competency domains.
  • The Ophthalmic Technician is accountable for the provision of direct care to patients, who range in age from infancy to the elderly, and demonstrates care within the competency domains of Continuous Quality Improvement, Person and family centered care, Professionalism, Safety, Teamwork, and Technology.
  • The Ophthalmic Technician works closely with the inter-professional health care team to facilitate the coordination of care across the continuum. 
  • The Ophthalmic Technician focuses on developing knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on physical, cultural, educational, safety and age appropriate considerations of the patient.
  • The Ophthalmic Technician's practices impacts the organization's vision, mission, goals, and the care delivery system. 
  • The Ophthalmic Technician complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
  • The Ophthalmic Technician assist the Ophthalmologist with direct patient care. Completes patient medical and ocular history. Completes preliminary ocular exam.


  • Completes medical and ocular history on all patients.
  • Completes chief complaint and allergies on all patients.
  • Completes health screening questions including falls, abuse, depression screening.
  • Documents all medications on all patients.
  • Completes preliminary ocular exam including visual acuities, color vision, lensometry, cover tests, motility tests, stereopsis tests, external examination, pupil evaluation, slit lamp biomicroscopy, intraocular pressures, refractometry, keratometry, corneal topography, pachymetry, vital signs, OCT’s.
  • Administer eye medications according to protocol.
  • Perform Humphrey Visual Field testing.
  • Assist in work up of patients before, during and after the following, (but not limited to) Argon, Diode, Yag, and SLT laser.
  • Prepare patient and assist with minor in office surgical procedures involving ocular injections, botox injections, chalazions, Temporal Artery Biopsies, oculoplastics procedures, and suture removal procedures if applicable.
  • Completion of surgical, all procedures, and pre-cert insurance forms when required.
  • Schedule MRI’s and retrieve reports if applicable.
  • Performs Universal Protocol on all patients receiving procedures.
  • Collaborate with pharmacies to ensure patient Rx’s are filled.
  • Train other Technicians as assigned by manager.
  • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department, entity and health system organization.


  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (Required)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support / CPR American Heart Association

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • Associate or Bachelor of Arts or Science (Preferred)
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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