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Ophthalmic Assistant, Ophthalmology

Company: UT Southwestern
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job DutiesAssists 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 Rx 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.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.Performs other duties as assigned. **Other Duties: Performs other duties as assignedExperience and EducationHigh school graduation plus completion of basic and advanced home-study courses approved by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, and two years of experience including one year in medical or related field.Prefer completion of the home study course for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology within one year of hire date.This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record informationUT 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 expression.

Keywords: UT Southwestern, Dallas , Ophthalmic Assistant, Ophthalmology, Other , Dallas, Texas

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