Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - Ophthalmology
Company: UT Southwestern
Posted on: January 16, 2022
UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of Certified
Ophthalmic Assistant within our Department of Ophthalmology.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant will be responsible for assisting in
treatment and care of patients, measure patients' glasses as well
as other clinical duties.
Experience and Education
High school graduation or equivalent plus one (1) year of work
experience in Ophthalmology (clinical program practicum experience
One (1) year of college preferred.
Must complete the home study course for Joint Commission of Allied
Health Personnel in Ophthalmology. Certified as COA by JCAHPO.
Assists ophthalmologists in treatment and care of patients. Opens,
stocks, cleans, and closes patient rooms.
Obtains basic medical history and ocular complaints from patients.
Measures patients' glasses.
Writes and calls in prescriptions to pharmacies as directed by
ophthalmologists. Tests ocular functions, including visual acuity,
muscle balance, and intra-ocular tension.
Administers eye and oral medications as directed by
ophthalmologists. Changes eye dressings and instructs patients
and/or caregivers in home care.
Maintains ophthalmic instruments by sterilizing surgical
instruments and cleaning exposed lenses, mirrors, and prisms and
replacing burned out bulbs and batteries.
May provide guidance to entry-level Ophthalmic Assistants.
Duties performed may include one or more of the following core
functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b)
Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research
participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial
records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or
similarly affecting human-subjects research records.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information
UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and
working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members
of the University community. In accordance with federal and state
law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including
harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national
origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic
information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In
addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender
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