Ophthalmic Technologist

ellensburg, WA

$44,000 - $70,000 a year

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Job Details

Profession: Allied Health

Type: Full Time

Ophthalmic Technologist II
Central Washington
Direct Hire Position

Company Overview:
We are a reputable eye care center dedicated to providing exceptional vision care services to our community. We are currently seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Ophthalmic Technician II to join our team. If you are passionate about eye health, possess advanced technical skills, and are committed to delivering outstanding patient care, we invite you to apply. An ophthalmic technician II will assist with gathering patient history, updating patient medication lists, perform diagnostic imaging, assist with in office procedures (e.g., injections and lasers), providing patient education support, and cleaning and high level disinfection of ophthalmic instruments. Job tasks will also include EMR documentation, research, and patient communication. Intermediate knowledge and ability of the following Essential Functions.


  • Understand and manage patient workflow for maximum efficiency.
  • Instill topical ophthalmic ointment/drops under the direction of the physician.
  • Follow standard work to obtain patient medical history and confirm purpose of visit.
  • Clean and setup rooms between patients; restock room supplies and medications as needed.
  • Calibrate, maintain, and clean instruments and equipment per protocol.
  • Perform basic vision tests according to standard work-up by exam type.
  • Obtain vital signs according to protocol.
  • Perform basic clinical eye testing:
    • Tonometry
    • Color Vision testing
    • Stereo Vision testing
    • Refraction
    • Pachymetry
  • Perform diagnostic eye testing depending upon training, including but not limited to:
    • Visual field testing
    • Optical Coherence Tomography
    • IOL Master Biometry
    • Topography
    • Autorefraction
    • Auto-Lensometry
    • Optos
    • Fluorescein angiography testing
  • Assists with in-office procedures including injections and lasers, including set up and clean up according to protocol.
  • Instruct patients regarding insertion and removal techniques and care for contact lenses.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Ophthalmic procedural/diagnostic coding.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Ophthalmic anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, ocular mobility, clinical optics and contact lenses.
  • Travel to outreach areas with provider, time and mileage reimbursed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Educates patient per physician and/or department protocol.
  • Performs scribe duties while physician examines patient, entering data into electronic medical record according to standard work.
  • Manages Epic in-basket, prescription refill requests and other practice management duties in a timely manner.


  • JCAHPO certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant-Certified.
  • Required to maintain active Medical Assistant Registered licensure with Washington State Department of Health (apply upon hire, paid by department).
  • Required to maintain active Surgical Technologist licensure with Washington State Department of Health (apply upon hire, paid by department).
  • Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
  • Keyboarding speed of at least 40 WPM.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential skills listed under job function.
  • Intermediate knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Skills in organization, time management, and problem-solving.


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance and retirement plans.
  • Continuing education opportunities to stay current with industry trends.
  • Opportunities for career growth within our expanding practice.
  • [Include any additional benefits offered by your organization.]


  • Ophthalmology experience of at least six months.
  • Lab or imaging work experience of at least six months.
  • Coursework and/or experience in computerized medical terminology, ophthalmic pharmacology, microbiology and ophthalmic anatomy and physiology.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please send your resume to:

Tom Tomlinson / Healthcare Recruiter
tomt @mleehealthcare.com