Ophthalmic Tech Lead - S. Clinton

Rochester, NY


Coordinates work assignments for ophthalmic technicians at assigned location(s) for optimal clinic flow. Provides regular feedback on technician performance to leadership team. Leads training and skill monitoring at assigned location(s). Performs all of the duties of an ophthalmic technician, including medical record review, preparation for the visit, patient education, assistance with medical examinations, treatments, and procedures.


  1. Maintains presence on the clinic floor to ensure optimal clinic flow. Addresses and troubleshoots problems in clinic as they arise. Fosters end of session feedback between providers, technicians, and schedulers. Creates and updates workup responsibilities for each provider. Leads huddles with team on a regular basis. Works with other leads to provide clinic coverage as needed. Ensures equipment is maintained according to manufacturer¿s guidelines. Maintains a clean, sterile environment. Sterilizes and disinfects instruments and equipment in accordance with guidelines.

  2. Leads technician training. Monitors technician skills at assigned location(s). Provides documentation for technician reviews. Mentors new employees and provides onboarding.

  3. Performs ocular history, vital signs, visual acuity, neutralize glasses, automated refractions, pupillary exams, confrontational fields, ocular motility, intraocular pressure. Performs a full range of ophthalmic exams and testing as needed or otherwise assigned.

  4. Ensures rooms are cleaned and stocked at all times. Assigns activities to other staff.

  5. Provides regular feedback to leadership team regarding staffing concerns, performance issues, training needs, and opportunities for organizational improvements.

  6. Assists with organizing Technician activities to increase employee engagement.

  7. Assess and analyzes technician supply and demand in conjunction with departmental leadership.

Other duties as assigned


High school diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of closely related clinical experience or training/coursework in optometry, ophthalmology or related field required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of ocular anatomy and physiology, basic tonometry, ophthalmic equipment maintenance and simple repairs required. Understands ocular injuries and urgent care required. Possesses basic ocular pharmacology knowledge of drops and medications used for eye examinations required including the ability to identify the purpose of these commonly used medications, proper administration, dosage, durations, common side effects, and hospital policy about shelf life of these medications. CPR or obtain CPR Certification required within one month of hire. COA Certification by the registry of the Joint Commission of Allied Health in Personnel Ophthalmology or other nationally recognized professional certifying body preferred.

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All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $25.53 - $35.75 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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