Ophthalmology Technician

Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.

Monday-Friday / 8:00am-4:30pm 

Occasional Saturdays / 8:00am -12:00pm 

Full Time 

40 Hours Per Week

The Ophthalmology Technician supports clinical and research functions of department by preparing/performing assigned eye procedures on pediatric and adult patients under supervision of physician.


1. Prepares equipment and patients for ophthalmic testing procedures.

2. Assists physicians with performing various ophthalmic testing procedures.

3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.

4. Other duties as required.


Other information:
Technical Expertise
1. Experience in ophthalmology is required.

2. Experience in pediatrics is preferred.

3. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.

4. Experience in healthcare is preferred.

5. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.

6. Travel required to off site areas.

Education and Experience
1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required.
2. Certification: Joint Commission on Allied Personnel in Ophthalmology certification or certification-eligible is required.

3. Years of relevant experience: Minimum of one year of related experience in medical setting required. Completion of an approved Ophthalmic Technician/Assistant program required within first year of employment.
4. Years of experience supervising: None.


Full Time


FTE: 1.000000

Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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