Ophthalmology Technician - CSA:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Job Summary

The Division of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking an Ophthalmic Technician with high energy and good decision making skills to carry out patient-oriented procedures under the supervision of a physician.   The technician will work at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey satellite locations as needed.  The ideal candidate will have some prior experience as a technician and a commitment to pursue certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Ophthalmic Technician (COT) within one year of employment. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists physicians with patient care by conducting interviews in an efficient and accurate manner; records chief complaints, documents ROS and medical and surgical history for each patient. 
  • Performs diagnostic testing procedures including but not limited to: visual acuity, visual field testing (including confrontational fields), tonometry, refractions, dye disappearance tests, fundus photography and OCT.
  • Supports a safe patient care environment including, but not limited to, maintaining all equipment and cleaning used instruments or sending to SPD for sterilization on a daily basis.  
  • Effectively manages patient flow and directs physicians to the next patient to ensure patients are seen in a timely manner.

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Must have a certification or commitment to pursue certification as an Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or Ophthalmic Technician (COT) within one year of employment

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED

Required Experience: Prior experience as an ophthalmic technician

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Basic computer skills required and previous experience with electronic medical records preferred.
  • Personal qualities include the ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work compatibility with physicians and other department members. Must have stamina and good decision making skills. 

Basic Qualifications