Job Description

Extended Job Title
Ophthalmic Assistant I - Ophthalmology

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
512601 - 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.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

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 diagnostic information 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 or treatment.

  • 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

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
CHCL Location M-F

Work Location

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 the
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage interactions with
    difficult people.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology. 
  • Fluent in Spanish

HSC - Lubbock

Ophthalmology Dept Lbk Genl

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.

Job Group
Research Technicians

Occasional Duties
  • Prepare and clean procedure and exam rooms; inventory equipment and supplies; replenish supplies and
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


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.

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