Texas Tech University Ophthalmic Assistant I in Lubbock, Texas

Ophthalmic Assistant I

Requisition ID 11354BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Campus HSC - Lubbock

Department Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

Position Description Employees in this classification provide support to the Ophthalmology Specialty Clinics. Responsibilities include preparing patients for examinations, assisting the ophthalmologists during the examinations, and assuring a steady and even flow of patients through the clinic. Work is performed under direct supervision.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Screen Patients: Interview patients and document ocular and medical histories, demographic data.

  • Perform a variety of routine tests using ophthalmic instruments that provide diagnosticinformation including, but not limited to, visual acuity, intraocular pressures, basic motility and visual fields.

  • Assist the physician during diagnostic and minor surgical procedures, including instrumentation,sterile preparations and documentation.

  • Administer topical medications or diagnostic drugs as required by the provider for testing ortreatment.

  • Prepare and position patient for diagnostic tests and procedures.

  • Assist the physician with patient education pertaining to the treatment prescribed.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high volume fast paced clinic

  • Maintain a customer service oriented attitude and disposition at all times

Occasional Duties

  • Prepare and clean procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies andequipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications Education: A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience working in an ophthalmic or optometry setting

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Intermediate computer skills

  • Knowledge of ocular diseases and systemic diseases affecting the eye.

  • Knowledge of basic eye care and hygienic methods and practices involving the treatment of theeye.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage interactions withdifficult people.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Resume / CV

Optional Attachments Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate 10.69

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required Up to 25%

Shift Day

Schedule Details May require to traveling to off site locations or correctional healthcare sites

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Technical/Paraprofessional

Removal Date 08/11/2018