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Shiley Eye Institute
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#110999 Imaging Supervisor

Filing Deadline: Fri 9/17/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 8/24/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Revisions have been made to this job description to reflect the business needs effective 9/10/21.


The Department of Ophthalmology is comprised of 30 faculty physicians and scientists, 10 resident physicians, and 13 (include clinical and research) post-doctoral physicians and scientists and over 150 staff with 6 divisions - Glaucoma, Retina, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Pediatrics, Oculoplastics, and Neuro-ophthalmology. Clinical services are provided at the Shiley Eye Center, Ratner Eye Center, Perlman Oculoplastics, Hillcrest Eye Center. The Department of Ophthalmology has the largest single outpatient clinic at the University of California, San Diego with over 110,000 visits annually. Additionally, over 5400 surgical cases are performed.

The Department of Ophthalmology is rapidly growing and looking to expand its practice at the Shiley Eye Center and in regional satellites, including possible acquisition of existing practices.

An Ophthalmic Photographer is responsible for providing diagnostic imaging support to clinical physicians. May supervise other Nature of Work. This position typically reports to the Assistant Director of Ophthalmology. This non-exempt position serves as the Ophthalmic Photography technical expert for the department, and works under general direction to complete assigned projects. To fulfill job responsibilities, employees assigned to this class must bring skill and finesse in taking quality photographs with specialized camera/equipment as typically displayed through a certification in photography. The Ophthalmic Photographer’s functions contribute directly and indirectly to patient revenue, as well as play a key role in the department’s clinical research program. The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all of the work that may be assigned to positions in this job class. A and B scans or UBM's (if needed), OCT A studies, OCT scans, Fluorescein Angiography, Indocyanine Green, (Optos, Heidelberg), Slit Lamp Photography, Anterior A/C OCT scans, Simultaneous Stereo Disc Photography, NIH Study protocols and certification, and External Photography.


  • Must be both currently certified as an Ophthalmic Assistant through JCAHPO

  • Must be a Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) through the Ophthalmic Photography Society.

  • Certification for all National Institute of Health Studies which require photography for collecting data.

  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, calmly and efficiently, and to cope with and prioritize variable workloads under variable work demands, producing laboratory results in a timely fashion.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform visual acuity, measurement of eye refractive error, color vision, spectacle measurement, near point accommodation and convergence and related tests.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform tonometry and field of vision tests.

  • Demonstrated accuracy and efficiency in positive patient identification when performing laboratory tests and transcribing laboratory results.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform OCT/OCT A tomography, Slit Lamp photography, Stereo Disc, Stereo Fundus photography, Fluorescien/Indocyanine studies and angiography.

  • Knowledge of proper sterile and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.

  • Knowledge of patient confidentiality regulations in accordance with State and Clinical guidelines.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain a sanitary, safe lab and comply with state and OSHA regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of professional staff and patients with tact and diplomacy.

  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and demonstrate technical procedures to physicians, lab technicians, residents and fellows.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory equipment.

  • Ability to perform consistent highest quality images possible (digital / film).

  • Ability to capture images per NIH defined study protocols.

  • Proficient on Oculus-Pentacam, Cirrus HD OCT.

  • Able to perform (as needed) Basic B scan and UBM imaging (esp in the absence of fellow or attending physician for triage purposes.

  • Able to perform Ascan and Keratotomy (manual and Automated) to aid Physician in choosing the correction needed in cataract surgery.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to work some overtime based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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