Job Details

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist

Job Number: 528053
Categories: Allied Health Professionals
Dallas, TX

Department: Ophthlmlgy Clnc
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


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

Bachelor's Degree in Science or related field,  and successful completion of accredited ophthalmic medical assistant program, certification as Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist by Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology  (JCAHPO, or CAHEA), and two (2) years relevant experience.

Job Duties

1.Assists ophthalmologists in diagnoses and treatment of eye diseases and injuries.
2.Conducts variety of preliminary eye examinations.
3.Performs retinoscopy and any and all fundus photography which includes confocals.
4.Performs keratometry and ultrasound for diagnosis and intraocular lens calculations. Takes refractory readings and fits patients for contact lenses.
5.Examines patients for symptoms indicative of organic or congenital disorders.  Performs various diagnostic testing procedures to determine vision loss.
6.Coordinates remedial activities to aid in regaining vision or to utilize sight remaining.  Demonstrates therapeutic eye exercises to patients.
7.Conducts intensive clinical training and provides working supervision of ophthalmic technicians.
8.Assists in coordination of maintenance of equipment and instruments used in clinic.
9.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. 

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.

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