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Assistant Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technology


The Assistant Coordinator, Ophthalmic Technology provides support to ophthalmologists and optometrists within the clinical environment. The Ophthalmic Technicians are able to perform many ophthalmic diagnostic tests and assessments for providers, triage patient messages, and assist with in-clinic procedures. Ophthalmic technicians should possess excellent critical thinking skills, excellent clinical skills, be able to multi-task, and have excellent customer service skills.

Job Duties
  • Obtain a thorough medical history from the patient.
  • assess patient's visual acuity, both near and far vision.
  • Perform manual lensometry on patient's glasses.
  • Assess patient's refractive error by performing a manifest refraction;
  • Assess patient's intraocular pressure by performing Goldmann tonometry.
  • Assess patient for pupillary defects.
  • Assess patient's color vision.
  • Assess patient's visual field with confrontation testing.
  • Assess patient's extraocular muscle functioning.
  • Assess patient's angles so that dilation can be performed safely.
  • Dilate patient in accordance with provider instructions for type of exam.
  • Respond to patients' messages in a timely manner;
  • Assist call center and/or triage technician with getting emergent/urgent patients added into clinic based on symptoms.
  • Prepare pre-operative paperwork and assessments that are needed for upcoming surgeries.
  • Work with front desk to ensure that message boards are updated with any current delays in clinic.
  • Completes forms for pre-authorization requests by insurance companies for certain prescribed medications.
  • Ensure that exam rooms are stocked and cleaned in accordance with departmental and BCM guidelines.
  • Attend CME courses to maintain and enhance ophthalmic technician skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • No experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • College degree (either AA, BS or BA).
  • COA, COT or COMT certification through JCAHPO.
  • Experience in ophthalmology or an ophthalmic practice.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Requisition ID: 19841

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