Ophthalmic Imaging Tech - Ophthalmology Clinic Job:
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Memphis Tennessee



Responsible for 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.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.





Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




High school diploma or GED


Must have at least two (2) years of ophthalmic imaging experience.

Must obtain Certification as Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) through JCAHPO (Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology) within 24 months of date of hire.



Vocational or technical training in standard photography or medical/biomedical photography.


Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA)







  • Ability to communicate written and oral with physicians, other clinical Associates, and patients and their families both verbally and in writing.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to successfully interact with physicians, other Associates and patients and their families.
  • Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of medical office practices and medical terminology.
  • Ability to operate automated and non-automated ophthalmic equipment.
  • High attention to detail demonstrated in clinical and contractual settings.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Measures visual acuity at distance and near as appropriate for age, and document accurately.  Performs sensory testing, color vision testing.
  • Obtains and records accurate patient/family chief complaint, medical, ocular, family history, medications, allergies.
  • Assists in minor outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Operates imaging equipment and other ophthalmic equipment and performs routine instrument maintenance, appropriate clean and stock ophthalmic examination rooms with supplies. 

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - up to10 lbs. of force occasionally.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Frequent exposure to patient body fluids.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Basic Qualifications