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Ophthalmic Assistant-Non-Certified

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Patient Care
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School of Medicine
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21000772 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, responsible for assisting ophthalmologists and optometrists perform basic technical procedures, gathers data, and administers treatments as directed by the ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Job Duties:

  1. Performs routine and standardized tasks such as preparing patients for examinations, assisting the ophthalmologists during the examinations and assuring a steady and even flow of patients through the clinic.
  2. Tests (measures and records) basic ocular function.
  3. Assists ophthalmologist with surgical procedures.
  4. Sterilizes surgical instruments.
  5. Changes dressings and instructs patients and/or family members on in home care.
  6. Maintains appearance and stocking of supplies and forms in exam rooms.
  7. Maintains ophthalmic instruments by cleaning exposed lenses, mirrors and prisms and replacing burned out bulbs.
  8. Reports missing or unserviceable equipment to lead technician.
  9. Performs efficient, accurate, and legible patient workups to include patient interviews, obtaining and documenting medical history, medication history, chief complaint, obtaining health care information maintenance, etc.
  10. Administers eye and oral medications as directed by the ophthalmologist.
  11. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education:

High school education or GED is required.

Experience:

No experience required. Some experience in an optical, optometry, or ophthalmology setting is preferred.

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

Must attain JCAHPO certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) within 1 year of employment.

 

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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