Kaiser Permanente Ophthalmic Technician - Grade 620 in San Jose, California

The Ophthalmic Technician/photographer is a member of the health care team who, working under the supervision of the department manager, assumes responsibility and accountability for performing Ophthalmic photographer and other technical tests on patients as requested. The Ophthalmic Technician provides safe and knowledgeable patient care.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct and indirect patient care associated with physician office visits.

  • Performs biometrics, visual field examinations, B scan ultrasound evaluations, tonometry, and keratometry consistent with Certification by Joint Commission on Allied Health personnel in Ophthalmology.

  • Performs ophthalmic photography (fluorescien angiography, external photos, sterophotos), consistent with Certification by Ophthalmic Photographer's Society.

  • Review, identify, label, and file completed photographs, negatives and slides.

  • Identify, read, and interpret stereoscopic slides, according to department policy.

  • Sets-up and maintain cameras, and associated ophthalmic equipment and instruments in proper working order on a daily basis.

  • Develops ophthalmic film.

  • Stores equipment in its appropriate place at the end of the working day.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of job experience with cameras and darkroom techniques within the past two (2) years.

  • Two (2) years continuous Ophthalmic Photographer/Technician experience within the past four (4) years.

  • May be required to be certified as an Ophthalmic Technician (COT) by The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and/or three (3) to six (6) months of minimum practical related experience with the Employer.

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • Knowledge of ocular anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.


TITLE: Ophthalmic Technician - Grade 620

LOCATION: San Jose, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.