Ophthalmic Clinical Technician
Summary:  Responsible to provide direct patient care including surgical selection, medical eye review, treatment of selected medical conditions, and post-operative care

Not expected to be available until September 2019. However, it is open for re-application from those who have been offered dates for the Guinea Field Service as communicated by the Staffing team. New applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list). 

The Mercy Ships' Ophthalmic team literally restores sight to the blind through the treatment and surgical removal of cataracts and other ocular maladies. 

The Ophthalmic Clinical Technician volunteer position, part of the Surgical team, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is four weeks. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

This position requires living in a land-based team house with other crew members. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT), Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT), Licensed Optometrist (non-therapeutic), Optician, Medical Opthalmologist, Therapeutic Optometrist, or Eye Nurse
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Alyssa Rowe at [email protected].