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Certified Ophthalmology Assistant - Full-Time Position

Job Number: 73603
Categories: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 419006 - OP-Clinic Ophthalmology
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular

This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology.


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

Experience and Education

High school graduation or equivalent plus one (1) year of work experience in Ophthalmology (clinical program practicum experience preferred). 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.

Job Duties

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.
Performs other duties as assigned.

**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

UTSouthwestern 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 UTSouthwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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