Title:  Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technology-Opthalmic Technician

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $41,601 to $57,410
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  16526


The Department of Ophthalmology and the Cullen Eye Institute provide educational programs for ophthalmology residents and fellows, medical and graduate students, research scientists, and practicing ophthalmologists; support research in the structure, function and diseases of the eye and the visual system; offer the highest quality eye care available; and sponsor public programs for prevention of eye disease and injury.  Physicians at the Alkek Eye Center and at Baylor Vision are improving patients' vision and advancing the treatment of eye disease and disorders. We offer exceptional clinical and surgical care, innovative, advanced treatment options based on the latest research, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. We invite you to learn more about our nationally and internationally recognized physicians and our cutting-edge translational research.

The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for a Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technology at their medical center location. The Alkek Eye Center is located within the Lee and Joe Jamail Specialty Care Center building situated on the McNair campus. It is a large, high volume clinical practice offering all eye services from licensed Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in all ophthalmic sub-specialties.
The Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technology is a technical position that will work closely with the physicians, medical staff and patients to assist in optimizing clinical flow by completing patient workups and diagnostic tests.  Individuals must be able to multi-task in a fast paced, high volume medical environment. An ideal candidate's skill set should include, but is not limited to visual acuity, distance and near, refracting, applanation tonometry, pupil exam, and confrontation visual fields, ancillary testing is a plus.

We value continuous learning and provide opportunities for training and development.

Job Duties

•    Obtains patients' past and family history.
•    Documents visual acuity; records spectacle data.
•    Screens ocular motility and assesses pupillary response.
•    Performs a variety of ophthalmic diagnostic tests.
•    Instills eye drops and ointment in patient's eyes.
•    Checks refraction for glasses.
•    Verifies charts to ensure accurate case documentation.
•    Answers phone messages and patient questions.
•    Prepares and maintains patient rooms in clinic.
•    Schedules patient appointments and prepare patient charts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years of relevant experience.
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT), Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT).


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.