Ophthalmic Photographer
University of Southern California - Beverly Hills, CA

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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC Doheny Eye Centers, Beverly Hills Clinic, is seeking an Ophthalmic Photographer to join it's team.

The Ophthalmic Photographer provides ophthalmic and general photographic and audio visual services as needed for patient care and/or projects.

Job Accountabilities: Performs work with digital imaging system, OCT, fundus and slit lamp photography. Provides specialized photographic work for diagnostic, historical and educational purposes for patients and research activities in the Dept of Ophthalmology.

Monitors and tracks work requests. Routes work to vendors and distributes photographs as needed.

Performs ophthalmic photographic procedures such as fundas photography, slit lamp photography, indocyanine gren angiography, disc photography, fluorescein angiography, gonio photography, external photography and lens reteridlumination photography to document and help diagnose ocular diseases.

Sets up, operates and maintains equipment to conduct appropriate tests and procedures. Prepares the necessary supplies for photography, exams and procedures. Provides basic maintenance of all cameras and imaging equipment. Troubleshoots common problems with photographic equipment.

Provides direct patient care in the photography department. Participates in patient care on other services when necessary. Ensures confidentiality of all records and information related to patients, physicians, employees, the University and in related interests.

Prepares exam results for interpretation by physician. Consults with physician concerning test results and alerts physician to positive test results or test abnormalities. Reports patient's concerns, symptoms, reactions and changes to licensed clinic personnel.

Serves in a liaison or triage capacity between the medical staff and patients to answer questions, coordinate care or provide patient education.

Establishes and maintains a filing system for patient images and photographs. Labels and files photographs.

Establishes and maintains database information system to track patient photography for research purposes.

Performs film processing and printing when required. Stocks darkroom supplies and oversees film and printing darkroom.

Assists in research photography.

Provides photography for research publications, presentations, posters and papers.

Performs public relations photography and portrait photography.

Performs all tasks in a safe manner in compliance with safety policies, guidelines and applicable regulations. Complies with all policies, procedures, regulatory and legal requirements as applicable. Maintains a neat workstation and environment.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Associate's degree
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:
3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Experience in ophthalmic photography. Darkroom experience required. Knowledge of ophthalmic photography and darkroom techniques. Knowledge of ophthalmic anatomy and the application of photography. Knowledge of medical terminology. Experience in digital imaging systems required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Preferred Experience:
Prior experience in ophthalmic photography

Knowledge of ophthalmic anatomy and application of photography

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Certified Ophthalmic Photographer (COP) preferred

Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) preferred

Certified in multicenter clinical trials preferred

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