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University of Washington OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR (100% FTE DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 227282


Appointing Department Web Address: http://uwmedicine.org

Job Location Detail: Harborview Medical Center- 4W Eye Clinic

Posting Date: 02/01/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $6104 - $8735 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. ( https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/ )

The Eye Institute at Harborview has an newly created position that is an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR to join our team! WORK SCHEDULE

  • 40 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday


  • Provide oversight and support to our Ophthalmic Technicians and perform complex clinical diagnostic eye examinations and procedures.

  • Collaborate with the Ophthalmology and Optometry teams and participate in clinic and selected divisional activities.

  • Offer advanced clinical expertise in ophthalmic care, as well as anatomy and physiology of systems and systemic diseases affecting patients' well-being, specific to the eye. DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION Harborview’s Eye Institute is housed among the region's only Level I Trauma Center. Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: The Eye Institute, Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations.

People are the most important asset in our pursuit of advancing our mission and achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our Eye Institute staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.


  • Utilizes advanced clinical expertise in ophthalmic care, as well as anatomy and physiology of systems and systemic diseases affecting patients' well-being, specific to the eye.

  • Provides advanced ophthalmic skills to the outpatient and inpatient components of the Eye Clinic and related clinics including the Eye Institute, Karalis Johnson Retina Center, and UWMC-Montlake Eye Center.

  • Under general supervision of the manager, is responsible for the daily operations of the Eye Clinic to ensure efficient clinic operations and manage patient flow for multiple Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmology Fellows, and Residents

  • The Ophthalmic Technician Supervisor is customer service-focused and possesses strong people and organizational skills and promotes collaboration, improved patient care delivery, problem-solving, communication and professional development.

  • Responsible to ensure that staffing needs and staffing schedules are maintained for the Eye Clinic and all other UW Medicine Ophthalmology clinics as necessary.

  • Supervises the front desk and referral coordinator personnel, and directly performs scheduling and referral coordination as required to support patient care.

  • Oversees surgical eye coordination care and participates as necessary to ensure the timely and appropriate scheduling of eye surgeries.

  • Responds to patient care and operational needs with direct coverage of any/all duties of reporting staff including Patient Services Specialist, Program Coordinator (referral coordinator), Patient Care Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technicians, Ophthalmic Specialists (diagnostic imagers) as needed. REQUIRED POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of an Ophthalmic or Orthoptic Technician program AND five years of Ophthalmic experience

  • Certification appropriate for the clinical specialty; Certified Ophthalmic TechOR equivalent education/experience.b>Compassion. Innovation. Excellence. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/employment-at-primary-care) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. ABOUT UW MEDICINE – WHERE YOUR IMPACT GOES FURTHER UW Medicine is Washington’s only health system that includes a top-rated medical school and an internationally recognized research center. UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public?by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals.Across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Nearly 29,000 healthcare professionals, researchers, and educators work in the UW Medicine family of organizations that includes: Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Medicine Primary Care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest. Become part of our team. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/jobs) Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.