Ophthalmic Technician Job – Santa Barbara, CA

Why You’ll Love This Job

We are seeking outgoing, patient focused individuals to work as an Ophthalmic Technician.If you have a passion for providing exceptional patient care, are highly personable, team-oriented, attuned to accuracy and fine detail, and would like to advance your career in Ophthalmology, we would like to talk to you!Excellent opportunity to acquire skills to secure long-term employment in a professional environment with great benefits. World renowned, large retina group headquartered in Santa Barbara wishes to train and develop Ophthalmic Technicians to work with physicians and their patients. This is a career opportunity, not simply a job. Once internally trained, we will pay for you to become nationally certified. If you’re a go-getter, tired of your situation with no prospects of a lifelong career, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.This position will require occasional Saturday’s and travel. Staff is compensated for travel time and given mileage reimbursement. A clean driving record and proof of vehicle liability insurance is required.We have a fun, casual work environment with great doctors who love to teach. We offer competitive wages, great benefits including medical, vision, 401k, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, and continual educational opportunities.


  • Engage with patients – Demonstrate a patient centric attitude and professionalism that instills confidence in CRC’s services.
  • Gather appropriate patient data to complete patient history and screening forms, which includes the chief complaint, dates, time intensity, and other associated factors. Relay all important data to the Physician.
  • Administer dilation drops when appropriate and/or perform necessary testing, including visual acuity, glaucoma tests, and OCT’s.
  • Direct and accompany patients to appropriate room for care as necessary.

Skills & Qualifications

  • High School Degree or GED
  • Applicants MUST be personally motivated to provide excellent patient care!!
  • Experience in Optometry or general Ophthalmology as well as JCAHPO Certification is preferred; however, not required.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology would be helpful
  • Be an excellent team player who works cooperatively and respectfully with all doctors, supervisors and co-workers
  • Displays a desire to perpetually “Learn and Grow”
  • Efficient and highly accurate user of applicable information technology and health care management systems
  • Physically capable of working long hours in a fast-paced, often stressful, environment with the potential of emergency situations.
  • Be able to handle a heavy workload with multiple priorities
  • Outstanding computer / typing skills