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Ophthalmic Tech-Cert I

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Posted Date


Schedule Type


Dept. Name

PEI Diagnostic-Refractive

Hours Per Week



PEI 113 Technical


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital, located in south Minneapolis, is the largest not-for-profit hospital in the Twin Cities and is recognized as an ANCC Magnet-designated hospital. It is known around the region and across the U.S. for its centers of excellence: cancer care through the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; cardiovascular services in partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute; the Spine Institute; Neuroscience Institute; Orthopaedic Institute; perinatology, obstetrics and gynecology through WomenCare; physical rehabilitation through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation InstituteTM; and more. With 5,697 employees, 1,397 physicians and 633 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital cares for nearly 370,000 patients and their families each year from the Twin Cities area and throughout the Upper Midwest.


Req ID: 64727
  • Under direction, performs a wide range of diagnostic tests for visual acuity and for use by ophthalmologists in the diagnosis and care of diseases of the eyes. Performs ordered ophthalmic procedures in accordance with PEI/department policies and procedures. In addition to COT standard procedures. Tech must perform the following procedures.
  • A-Scan
  • B-Scan
  • OCT
  • Specular Microscopy
  • Visual Fields
  • Keratometry Readings
  • Refractions
  • PAM’s
  • Visual Acuity
  • Pentacams
  • Identifies deviations from normal based on data/test results and communicates those findings to the physician.
  • Reviews patient test results, as well as Wavescan measurements and Vario calculations with the physician.
  • Assists physicians with scheduled refractive and cataract procedures.


  • Successful completion of accredited Ophthalmic Technician program and certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) level (governed by JCAHPO).

  • Certificate on specific lasers/keratomes used at the institute. If not certified, must be willing to obtain certification.


  • Three or more years of experience in the field of diagnostic testing/refractive surgery preferred

Work Schedule

  • 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
  • Day/Evening shifts Monday-Thursday
  • Currently no call, but possibly call attached in the future
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Ophthalmic / Ophthalmology