OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN (UT Health RGV Multispecialty-Vision)

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

OPTOMETRIC TECHNICIAN (UT Health RGV Multispecialty-Vision)

Posting Number: SRGV4861
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To support the Optometrist with daily office clinical/exam functions and perform other office required functions.

Description of Duties:
• Assists the Optometrist in client examinations as needed.
• Triages the patients and performs the essential patient data as needed to room the patient. Records all results in the electronic medical record.
• Performs all required pre-examination clinical testing as ordered by the Optometrist. Records all results in the electronic record.
• Performs clerical duties for example scheduling follow up appointments, referrals, and other testing as directed by Optometrist.
• Distributes prescribed items and ensures that patients are properly educated.
• Ensures that all daily maintenance and calibration of vision testing equipment is completed and properly recorded daily. Reports and properly documents any changes or fluctuations in equipment.
• Schedules preventive maintenance for all optometry equipment as needed or on the clinical master schedule of preventive maintenance. May schedule other repair or maintenance on optometry equipment as needed. May need to properly prepare and arrange equipment for repair if needed and document all pertinent information.
• Performs general maintenance which includes cleaning and sanitizing office equipment. Prepares examination rooms for patients. Properly cleans and autoclaves instruments as needed and ensures safety measures are met and recorded.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff, as needed.

Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
Associate Degree in related area.


Required Experience:
One (1) year of experience working in a vision office performing optometric pre-examination testing.

Preferred Experience:
Bilingual (English - Spanish)

Use of standard office equipment. Use of all clinical and optometry equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work may be required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Knowledge of pre-examination equipment testing and retinal photography. Ability to multi-task and room multiple patients. Ability to multi-task and to work within a team.

Physical Capabilities: N/A

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 02/01/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/27182


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