Ophthalmic Tech Lead III - Pasadena

UCLA Health
Pasadena, CA
Post Date:
May 08, 2022


The Ophthalmic Tech III provides technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance to the medical staff of Doheny Eye Center Pasadena and reports directly to the MSO II (Practice Manager). The Ophthalmic Tech III is the lead technician and is the central point for overseeing patient care/patient flow for the Pasadena clinics by coordinating the ophthalmic support staff including technicians, imagers, hospital ophthalmic assistants, residents, and fellows. Provide technical assistance to physicians and backup imaging staff, as needed. Assist with special projects as delegated by the Practice Manager. Train new staff and physicians to be as accurate and efficient as possible.




  • Minimum 5+ years of recent experience providing technical support in an Ophthalmology practice.

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

  • Minimum of 5 years of recent experience supervising staff.

  • Knowledge of ophthalmic medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology of the visual systems helpful

  • Skill in acquiring accurate medical history, measuring and recording visual acuity, and tonometry.

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word & Excel software.

  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work on a self-directed basis with limited supervision.

  • Ability to prioritize activities with varying time sensitivities.

  • Ability to analyze clinical and administrative information and determine the appropriate course(s) of action to resolve conflicts and discrepancies.

  • Pleasant, caring, and compassionate personality.

  • Ability to interact effectively with patients, staff, and physicians.

  • Knowledge of the operations and maintenance of patient-related testing equipment.

  • Responsible and detailed-oriented.

  • Ability to learn state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties to maximize clinic efficiency.

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a busy workload.

  • Ability to work as a team member in an ophthalmic setting.

  • Knowledge of various ophthalmic clinical protocols.

  • Travel Between Doheny Satellites



  • Minimum 5 years of recent experience in a teaching facility.

  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT).


UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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