Job Description

Extended Job Title
Ophthalmic Assistant II/Westside Practice

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Employees in this classification provide support to the Ophthalmology Specialty Clinics by performing preliminary eye examinations and routine tests, and by assuring the steady and even flow of patients through the clinic. Work is performed within established guidelines. Works under direct supervision of ophthalmologist when performing patient-care related duties. Works under only general supervision in all other duties. Employees in this classification normally have no delegated supervisory responsibility.

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Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Greets patients, shows them to exam room, takes initial brief history, and records patients' chief complaint, any meds patient is taking, and any other pertinent information in chart. Performs vision screen, if applicable.
  • Opens clinics, checks, daily schedules and ensures all necessary charts are complete and available. Retrieves test results from other entities as necessary.
  • May perform various visual acuity and color vision tests; dilates patient's eyes, as necessary.
  • Assists Ophthalmologists with examinations and various procedures.
  • Equipment lens and exam rooms are clean and neat and stocked, as needed.
  • Required clinic forms are stocked and available.
  • Receives incoming calls, from patients, pharmacies, and other medical facilities, and handles, as appropriate.
  • Provides back-up coverage to front desk, as needed.
  • Coordinates with UMC or Surgical Center for Surgery dates for Ophthalmologist to perform surgeries, and schedules patients accordingly, Ensures surgical facility has the necessary documentation for the surgery, in a timely manner.
  • Prepares instruments to be picked up for auto-claving and sterilization.
  • Other duties as assigned by Head Nurse, Assistant Director, or physician.

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Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Eligibility for certification as ophthalmic assistant. At least 1 year experience in working for an ophthalmologist.

HSC - El Paso

Ophthalmology Elp

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

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.

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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.

Required Qualifications
+Education:+ A minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. +License/Certification:+ * Current Ophthalmic Assistant certification. OR * Eligible for certification and complete certification within twelve months of hire. +Experience:+ At least one year of experience working in an ophthalmic or optometry setting. One year of work experience as an LVN may substitute.

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