Title:  Ophthalmic Technician II

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday -Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Work Location:  McNair Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $37,463 to $40,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  1381
Job Purpose

The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for an Ophthalmic Technician II at our 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 Ophthalmic Technician II is a technical position that will work closely with the physicians, medical staff and patients and assist in optimizing clinical flow by completing patient work-ups 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; other duties as assigned.


Job Responsibilities
  • 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 prepares patient charts.
Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT), or Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technician (COMT) by the Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)





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