Career Opportunities

Mitchell Eye Centre currently has career openings for experienced professionals based in Calgary. If you are interested in joining a patient-focused, state-of-the-art ophthalmic practice and working with an exceptional team, please get in touch with us.

Career applications can be submitted to:

Please be sure to include the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject field of your email. Be sure to include a brief cover letter, CV, and any relevant certifications or information that will highlight your experience and education that is commensurate with the position.

Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COT and COA)

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description:

Assist Mitchell Eye Centre physicians and technical support personnel by performing diagnostic tests necessary for the evaluation of patient’s eye conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform preliminary screening examinations for physician review including, but not limited to, central and peripheral visual field tests; ocular motility tests; colour vision tests; pharmacological pupil tests; tonometry, pupil testing for size, equality and reaction prior to dilation.
  • Direct the flow of patients examined by Mitchell Eye Centre physicians; obtain medical and personal history; screen patients for conditions; arrange for laboratory and other tests, ophthalmic photography, alleviate patient and family concerns by explaining diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment.
  • Calibrate and maintain all instruments used including, but not limited to bio-microscopes, lensometer, keratometer, tangent screen, slit lamp and tonometers; clean and stock consultation rooms.
  • Sterilize and sets up instruments for ophthalmic surgical procedures; assists with minor office surgery, laser treatments and minor procedure room surgery as required.
  • Depending on relevant experience, may be expected to provide training to administrative staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • You must be able to adapt and change to an environment with ever-changing technologies, procedures, and maintain the highest standard of best practices.

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ophthalmic Technician Certification within JCAHPO is mandatory
  • Must be based in Calgary, Alberta and eligible to work in Canada


  • Minimum two year previous work experience within an ophthalmic or optometric practice

General Skills:

  • Organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient-focused with a professional attitude towards providing eye care solutions
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills within a Windows office environment

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