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Title:  Ophthalmic Technician III

Division:  Ophthalmology
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $40,785-$52,000
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  2076
Job Purpose

The Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine has an opening for an Ophthalmic Technician 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.  This Ophthalmic Technician position will be assigned to clinical research.

The Ophthalmic Technician 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 as it relates to clinical research.  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 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.
  • Answers phone messages and patient questions.
  • May provide guidance to lower level technicians.
Minimum Qualifications

Education:

  • Required: High school diploma or GED.

Experience:

  • Required: Three years of relevant experience.

Certification/Licenses/
Registration:

  • Required: 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.

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