Inherited Retinal Disorder Technician (Sign-on Bonus!)
Boston, MA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

We are offering a $1,000 sign on bonus! Available for new hires who accept an offer by December 31st, 2021. The bonus will be paid out in two $500 installments, after 90 days of successful employment, and after 12 months of successful employment, both paid out from the start date


This is a full time position, 40 hours per week with benefits, at the Mass Eye and Ear's Main Campus, M-F business hours. We offer 50% off the MBTA pass to access the main campus easily.

The IRD Technician performs a responsible function in the electrical testing for diagnosis and prognosis of hereditary retinal degenerations.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is an international center for treatment and home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers. Mass. Eye and Ear is a member of Mass General Brigham and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Role Functions

1. Performs initial patient screening by documenting the chief complaint, ocular, family and medical history, pain assessment, patient medication list, allergies, visual acuity; performing subjective refractions, lensometry, tonometry; confrontational visual field; pupil and extraocular muscle assessment; and proper instillation of diagnostic drops.
2. Performs additional ophthalmic tests including dark adaptation, color vision, electroretinographic (ERG), electrooculographic (EOG) testing and visual fields as needed.
3. Types medical reports from notes taken at consultations and must be familiar with technical language.
4. Maintains adequate medical/ophthalmic supplies in exam and testing rooms.
5. Calibrates testing equipment to ensure proper functionality and patient safety. Notifies the appropriate personnel if a problem is identified.
6. Properly cleans instruments, equipment and exam/ testing rooms according to infection control standards.
7. Has knowledge of ocular anatomy and physiology; ocular pharmacology including the identification and proper usage and instillation of diagnostic medications
8. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide services appropriate to the patients' age, mental and physical needs.
9. Complies with all state, federal and local regulations and laws governing the performance of this position
10. Adheres to all hospital policies and procedures including HIPPA and patient and employee confidentiality
11. Demonstrates knowledge and compliance with Infection Control/Joint Commission/Department of Public Health (DPH) standards.
12. Performs all other duties required to assist in/and or ensure the delivery of complete ophthalmic care and treatment of patients



  • At least one-year experience in a supervised setting as an ophthalmic assistant is highly preferred
  • If not certified at time of hire, the incumbent is required to obtain certification within one year of hire
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to work with colleagues and patients with exceptional care

EEO Statement

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment or discrimination. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, sex, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, citizenship, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

Primary Location: MA-Boston-MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
Work Locations:
MEI Mass Eye and Ear Main Building Boston
243 Charles Street
Boston 02114
Job: Health Technician/Technologist
Organization: Mass. Eye and Ear (MEE)
Schedule: Full-time
Standard Hours: 40
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Recruiting Department: MEI Electroretinography
Job Posting: Jul 1, 2021


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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