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Ophthalmology Tech - Canton Potsdam Hospital



At St. Lawrence Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

As an Ophthalmology Technician, your attention to detail and knowledge in eye anatomy, diseases, symptoms, and ocular medicines contribute to the overall success of quality patient care. Responsible for daily patient care and flow. Position requires good understanding of ophthalmic practice and patient care, knowledge of medical instrumentation and its proper care and usage needed, an ability to assess common safety hazards and take precautions to establish a safe work environment required. Ability to communicate with patients, co-workers and supervisor is critical. Must be willing to help in all areas and understand the need for efficient use of time.

Canton-Potsdam Hospital is a warm and caring not-for-profit community healthcare facility that's certified for 94 beds. Our mission is to provide exceptional healthcare services to the community. Within our welcoming walls, you'll find a wide array of core programs in emergency medicine, acute care, hospitalist medicine, and critical care. But that's just the beginning. We're not just a hospital; we're a beacon of health and wellness in the North Country. We proudly offer outpatient health services in Brasher Falls, Canton, Colton, Gouverneur, Massena, Norfolk, and Potsdam, NY.

STATUS: Per Diem
LOCATION: Canton Potsdam Hospital
SCHEDULE: 7.5hr Day Shift


  • 3-5 years of experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, computer, and communication skills
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant within 24 months of hire preferred


  • Promptly and professionally assists the doctor in patient care.
  • Performs technical workups, patient interviews and special testing.
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of eye anatomy, disease, symptoms, and ocular meds.
  • Communicates with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms, surgery scheduling, etc.
  • Maintains and cleans all equipment being used, reporting if not in working condition.
  • Returns phone calls to patients and pharmacies.
  • Assists in minor surgery.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Efficiently and accurately interviews patients and documents histories.
  • When required, accurately performs refraction, lensometry, keratometry, tonometry, visual fields, amsler grid testing, muscle testing, and pupil examination.
  • Utilizes proper eye drop technique and sterility.
  • Understands and uses proper sterile technique.
  • Utilizes proper universal precaution procedures.
  • Understands characteristics of common anterior segment disorders and oculoplastic conditions.
  • Understands and communicates well to patients about cataract surgery.
  • Understands and follows procedures for surgical and procedural consents.
  • Maintains certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.

PAY RANGE: $20.00 - $26.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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