Asst Supvr Ophthalmology

Rochester, NY


Functions as a specialist and/or educator in various disciplines of Ophthalmology. May assist in some supervisory duties, or in the absence of the supervisor. Specifically….performs complex technical assignments which are broadly outlined, require theoretical insight and interpretation, and allow latitude for planning and modifying methods and techniques. Exercises a high degree of skill and judgment, and an understanding of the principles and methodology of a technical field.

Typical Duties:

  • Coordinates daily activities of assigned ophthalmic technicians and develop weekly technician schedules: Maintains presence on the clinical floor to ensure patient flow moves efficiently troubleshooting in all services as needed as needed.

  • Oversight of ophthalmic technician training program to ensure staff is performing at required skill level.Includes: one-on-one training with technicians (e.g. conducting phoropter refractions and/or trial lens refractions, incorporation of faculty feedback on training opportunities, development of a faculty lecture series, provide guidance and oversight of the technician incentive program intended to promote achievement of certification levels (COA, COT, COMT), and collaboration with diagnostic services team on training & skill enhancement opportunities.

  • Performs as a ophthalmic technician, in addition fills is able to float in and cover any specialty service when staffingshortages occur, specific duties would include interaction with patients and all others in the department to ensure that the patient and assigned faculty member needs are met.

  • Chairs bi-monthly technician team meeting. Ensures appropriate follow-up items are addressed. Attends pertinent departmental meetings to address tech related items.Works with Faculty Practice Manager to assess/analyzes technician supply and demand for the department.

  • Provides regular weekly feedback to Faculty Practice Manager about staffing concerns, performance issues, and opportunities for organizational improvements.

  • Assists with recruitment and hiring process for ophthalmic technicians, and provides input regarding performance evaluations for technicians in conjunction with the Faculty Practice Manager.

  • Keeps certification up to date in addition keeps abreast of current trends and developments in ophthalmic technical field.

Qualifications :

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience with COA certification; or 5 years of relevant experience and COA certification, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with COA certification. Preferred COT certification.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 25.77 - $ 36.06 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Full/Part Time: Full-Time