Company: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Posted on: September 17, 2020
UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of Refractive
Technician within our Department of Ophthalmology. Our Refractive
Technician will be responsible for participating with patient
screenings, providing pre- and post-operative instructions as well
as other clinical duties.
Experience and Education
Graduation from accredited approved two-year (2) program for
Ophthalmic Techs, one (1) year experience as Ophthalmic Tech,
Assistant or equivalent, and/or certification as Ophthalmic Techs
by Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology;
High School graduation or equivalent, and one (1) year experience
as Ophthalmic Tech, Assistant or equivalent; and Certification in
Keratome, VISX, Ladar, or Intralase required.
Acquires complete patient history. Acquires and records visual
functions including acuity, color vision, color comparison, stereo
acuity, retinoscopy and wavescan as indicated.
Participates with patient screening to determine if refractive
error qualifies them as potential candidate for refractive
Consents patient, obtains appropriate paperwork, and provides pre-
and post-operative instructions. Prepares and escorts patients into
surgery suite and into post-op examination room.
Enters patient data into Laser. Performs site and parameter
verification with surgeon. Calibrates Laser or Intralase on each
Assists with intra-operative pachymetry. Acts as surgery circulator
during procedures. Sets up sterile field with required instruments
and medication. Calibrates, and sets blade for microkeratome.
Cleans and autoclaves instruments after procedure.
Contributes to marketing meetings and provides necessary support
Maintains database of laser center patients and candidates.
Maintains all inventory and supplies, and orders in timely manner
(including post-op packs for patients). Trains and assists other
ophthalmic staff as needed.
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 related duties as required.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal
history record information Salary
Salary Negotiable 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; gender, including sexual harassment;
age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it
is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis
of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Associated topics: blood collection, lab, medical, pathology,
surgical technologist, technician i, technician ii, technician iv,
technician laboratory, toxicology
Keywords: UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas , Refractive Technician, Professions , Dallas, Texas
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