Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$30.22 - $37.60 / Hour
Rancho Bernardo
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#122284 Ophthalmology Tech 2 - FAC PRAC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Extended Deadline: Fri 6/2/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3-29-2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

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Functions independently under physician supervision. Responsibilities include: taking patient history, diagnostic vision exams, Goldmann visual field exam, Humphrey field exam; Ishihara color vision test; Brightness Acuity Test and Potential Acuity Meter; pachymetry; Schirmer's test, refractions, A-scans, and coordinates the scheduling of CT scans, MRI scans, and EKG.

Act as the clinic lead: trains new technicians on patient care, oversees clinic patient flow, follows/scribes for the physician, oversees technician coverage during the clinic lunch period, and late coverage if the clinic runs late. In addition, will organize and stock each examination room. Other related duties as assigned.

The description and qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 5/26/2023.


  • Experience in a comparable position including knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position including supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of proper sterile and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of proper sterile and safety procedures in a laboratory setting.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions; ensure the proper disposal of biohazardous materials.
  • 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 tomography, Slit Lamp photography and angiography.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to speak effectively with both MDs and patients.


  • Ophthalmic experience highly desired, but can train the right person.
  • Familiarity with Ophthalmic medical terminology and charting also highly desired.


  • Ability to work variable shifts, variable work locations, holidays, weekends, and overtime when required
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $63,099 - $78,509 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $30.22 - $37.60

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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