Ophthalmic Photographer

Ophthalmic Photographer

Reporting Relationship: Imaging Manager

Position Summary

The ophthalmic photographer is primarily responsible for coordinating photography and diagnostic services and performing ophthalmic photography for diagnostic, documentation and educational purposes in the clinic.  Photography and diagnostic services include but are not limited to all Fundus cameras (standard and SLO), OCT machines and the Heidelberg cameras at the main office and all satellite offices, as well as any special imaging equipment needed for clinical research studies.  Day-to-day activities may include all or some of the essential functions listed below, depending upon individual experience / knowledge and the needs of the organization which are subject to change from time to time.

Essential Functions

  • Knowledge and experience in ophthalmology.
  • Must have a working knowledge of all ophthalmic terminology, spelling and pronunciation.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the electronic health system as well as all forms used within the clinic and study departments.
  • Create patient photo records and maintain a cross-referenced diagnosis/patient database.
  • Helps maintain the Forum Database to keep records accurate and up to date.
  • Performs clinical ophthalmic photography and diagnostic imaging studies.
  • Must be able to consistently and accurately perform montage photos on all cameras.
  • Conducts photographic studies and collaborates on photographic services for clinical research.
  • Maintains certification to meet criteria for clinical research studies.
  • Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of each study protocol as it relates to obtaining and sending study images per reading center protocols.
  • Responsible for care, cleaning and maintenance of all cameras and OCT machines.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of all imaging supplies.
  • Must be able to train peers & techs on all imaging equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining efficiency within the imaging department and clinic.
  • Ability to perform venipuncture is required.

Minimum Demonstrated Skills

  • Demonstrated excellence in communications skills, both personal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively convey ideas and information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to independently manage work flow.
  • Meticulous attention to detail is required.
  • Must be able to prioritize quickly and multi-task.
  • Must demonstrate aptitude for developing new skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is preferred.


Ophthalmic photographers must present a positive and professional image of the practice to patients. Must have a neat appearance and be friendly, courteous, patient and tactful with patients, patient families and with co-workers, managers and doctors. Must have special ability to communicate effectively and relate well with patients, physicians, office staff, vendors, and outside practice advisors. Must be able to work well under pressure. Must understand the need for discretion and confidentiality in matters relating to patients and their problems. Must be mentally alert and in good physical health.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Certification in Retinal Angiography or certification eligible, with certification obtained within one year of employment.
  • One year of experience in ophthalmology or photography procedures.


Maintains strict confidentiality with regarding to protected health information (PHI) and understands and adheres to TNR’s HIPAA privacy and security policies and procedures.

Typical Physical Demands

Position requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment is required.  Employee must have normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports.

Typical Working Conditions

Position functions within a normal office environment.  Occasional evening or weekend work may be required in order to fulfill assigned duties as dictated by fluctuations in workload volumes and/or staffing vacancies.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that reasonable accommodations be made for qualified individuals to help perform the required duties and tasks of the position. Please let us know at the time you apply for a position if you will need any special accommodations.

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