Vancouver Coastal Health

Ophthalmic Technician

Job ID 2024-119510
City Vancouver
Work Location
Low Threshold Methadone Clinic
Downtown Eastside Eye Clinic
Home Worksite
12 - Vancouver Community
Labour Agreement
Community Subsector
312 - Community CUPE (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Administrative Professionals
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $28.31/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $30.06/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday


The salary range for this position is CAD $28.31/Hr. - CAD $30.06/Hr.

Job Summary


Come work as an Ophthalmic Technician with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Ophthalmic Technician to join the Downtown East Side Eye Clinic team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As an Ophthalmic Technician you will:

  • Perform diagnostic ophthalmic tests and assessment procedures.
  • Provide test information for interpretation by medical staff.
  • Set up and dismantles clinic rooms and cleans applicable equipment in accordance with established procedures.
  • Maintain an inventory of medical/surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Perform a variety of reception and clerical duties such as word processing and data entry into computerized systems.
  • Schedule and confirm patients for appointments.



Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, completion of a recognized program in ophthalmic technology or a Medical Office Assistant Certificate, plus one (1) year recent related experience as an ophthalmic technologist or experience working within an ophthalmology/optometry clinic or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of healthcare equipment.
  • Knowledge of sterilization techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of health care facilities/clinics practices and procedures.
  • Ability to keyboard 5,000 strokes per hour.
  • Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Business writing skills
  • Ability to deal tactfully with coworkers and patients
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate within an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed