Ophthalmic Technologist - UI Health Ophthamology Clinic
Chicago, IL 
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Ophthalmic Technologist - UI Health Ophthamology Clinic (Job ID #72262)
Ambulatory Services
Civil Service
UI Health

Job Summary:

The Ophthalmology Clinic at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) is continuously seeking qualified Ophthalmic Technologists to join our team of professionals in providing ophthalmology services to our community.

The Ophthalmology Clinic at UI Health leads the way in treating the most serious and complicated eye conditions and diseases. Home of the , we are the No.1 referral for ophthalmologists in our region, and we see more than 35,000 patients each year. We have been leading the way in vision care for more than 150 years. In addition, our are training the best and brightest medical students, in order to bring you the next generation of quality eye care.

The Ophthalmic Technologist performs and records results of standard ophthalmic examination procedures on patients, including the determination of the amount of refractive error in a patient's eyes using corrective lenses and a retinoscope, ocular motility tests and manual visual field tests.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Instructs lower level ophthalmic personnel and students in the performance of new examinations and/or special procedures.
  • Instructs medical students and residents in the technical aspects of ophthalmic testing.
  • Performs and records results of specialized ophthalmic examination procedures on patients.
  • Performs the quality control studies and supervises the calibration, maintenance, and repair of ophthalmic equipment and instruments.
  • Responsible for completing all duties as requested by superiors and meeting daily deadlines
  • Works proactively to sustain and improve overall success of the clinical operations
  • Examination/testing may include:
  • Checking glasses and contacts - accurate measurement of single and multi-focal lenses, recognize slab-off, recognize and measure prism, identification of lens types (progressive and/or blended segs), and measure vertex distance.
  • Visual Acuity - distance and near visual acuity, pinhole if acuity has decreased or c/o blurry vision, determination of potential visual field defect.
  • Retinoscopy / Refractometry - Retinoscopy with and without cycloplegia, refractometry with and without cycloplegia, over- refract cases, determination of age add (within 0.25), and refinement of distance.
  • Visual Field testing- Glodmann perimetry, Humphrey perimetry, Confrontation fields, and Amsler grid. Tonometry- Goldman applanation tonometry, Pneumo-tonometry, and Tonopen.
  • Slit Lamp - Check for iris neovascularization prior to pupillary dilation, Determination of A/C dept, check for corneal and/or ocular abnormalities.
  • Other tests- Keratometry, potential acuity meter, shirmer tear test, Hertel, blood pressure and pulse, A-scan biometry and calculation, brightness acuity test, slit lamp and external photography, Pachymetry, corneal topography, contact lens insertion/removal/sterilization, Ultrasound biomicroscopy, and instrument calibration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications Required:

1. A. Two years (24 months) of work experience comparable to that gained performing basic Ophthalmic services.


B. eligibility for certification as an Ophthalmic Technician by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.

C. (A) One year (12 months) of work experience comparable to that gained performing duties as an Ophthalmic Technician


(B) eligibility for certification as an Ophthalmic Technologist by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply to Position button below

If a degree or college coursework is required you must provide official transcripts.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) may be required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

If your educational institution doesn't provide electronic transcripts they must mail the transcripts to:

University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: HC6941 Opthamology Center (HR)

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide your full work history with detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Proof of Illinois residency is required within 180 days of the hire date should an offer of employment be made in this classification title.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Required Experience
1+ years
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