Job Details


Ophthalmic Assistant -Ophthalmology

Job Number: 312538
Category: Allied Health
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 240975 - Ophthlmlgy Clnc
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time


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 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.

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 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.
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