Ophthalmology Technician

Job ID: 10-2022-213


Specialty Eye MDs is a large and comprehensive Ophthalmology practice in New Jersey. We are the recognized leader in vision care treating adults and children.



The OPHTHALMOLOGY ASSISTANT / TECHNICIAN assist the ophthalmologist with diagnostic and treatment-oriented procedures and administrative tasks and works with others in a team environment.


  • Coordinate scheduling of patient appointments and surgeries.
  • Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories.
  • Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnostic information including, but not limited to, intraocular pressures, basic motility, visual fields, PAM and BAT tests, A-Scan ultrasonography and fundus photography.
  • Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation, sterile preparations and documentation.
  • Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing or treatment.
  • Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Record patient charges for billing department.



  • Prepare procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and equipment.
  • Perform basic triage per specific office protocol procedures.
  • Maintain professional appearance and personal conduct at all times.
  • Adhere to employer work practices as described in TDC Occupational Exposure Plan policy.
  • Work as a team member within the ophthalmology department and all other departments.
  • Effectively cope with typical job stress.
  • Document work processes as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent OR successful completion of a JRCOMP (Joint Review Committee for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel) approved program for Ophthalmology Assistants plus a minimum of one year of satisfactory full-time work experience under Ophthalmologic supervision, including training in all skills listed in the professional criteria.
  • Equivalency criteria may be substituted as described in the JCAHPO – Blue Book.


 Certification/Licensure: CPR certification for Health Care Providers.


  1. Knowledge of ocular diseases and systemic diseases affecting the eye.
  2. Knowledge of ultrasound and visual field machines.
  3. Knowledge of basic eye care and hygienic methods and practices involving the treatment of the eye.
  4. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manager interactions with difficult people.
  5. Knowledge of CPT and ICD-10 coding procedures.
  6. Knowledge of medical terminology.

To apply for this job, please send your resume to jobs@specialtyeyemds.com