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UT Health Ophthalmic Assistant / Ophthalmic Scribe - Ophthalmology in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Ophthalmic Assistant / Ophthalmic Scribe - Ophthalmology

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210002P5

Department: Ophthalmology

Location: Texas Medical Center - Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time

*This position is eligible for an Achievement Incentive of up to 7% of base salary*

Position Summary:

  • The Certified Ophthalmic Assistant assists physicians providing patient care by preparing patients for examination and diagnostic testing.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for preparing exam rooms for patients. Maintains instruments and equipment.

  • Prepares patients for physician’s exam. Performs testing based on patient needs and physician preference.

  • Assists in organizing and planning of patient care and follow-up, including major/minor procedures and diagnostic testing. Assists Ophthalmologist with surgical procedures as necessary.

  • Maintains operating room according to sterile technique, scrubbing, gowning and gloving procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Current Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA, COT, or COMT) OR

  • Must be certification eligible and must obtain certification (COA, COT, or COMT) within one (1) year of employment.

  • CPR Certification is required

  • Ophthalmic Scribe Certification highly preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience:

  • One (1) year of clinical experience in Ophthalmology. Completion of an accredited program in Ophthalmology may substitute for the experience requirement. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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