The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Medical Technologist I - Neuro-Ophthalmology Technician, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center

Hiring department Medical School
Monthly salary $2,917+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-11-08-01-1610
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

UT Health Austin, a new care team-based practice, began treating patients in downtown Austin's state of the art Health Transformation Building this Fall. Our clinicians are committed to providing high-quality care for all.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

This position will assist neurologists and neuro-ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical and research functions. This position could be filled by an Ophthalmic Technician or Retinal Angiographer depending on their experience in fundus photography or retinal angiography.

Essential Functions

Acquaint all new patients with the office procedures to which they will be exposed. Inform patients of the purpose of all tests personally performed and how they will be affected during the tests. Obtain patient history to include chief complaint, history of present illness, past history (ocular and general), family history (ocular and general), and history of allergies and medications. Perform accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks to include A-scans and visual fields. Perform fundus photography. Perform OCTs. Perform refractions. Perform assessment of pupils, confrontation fields, and anterior chamber depth. Perform topography, BAT (brightness acuity test), CST (contrast sensitivity test). Take images of Ophthalmic patients using specialized equipment, such as Ocular fundus imaging system, Optical Coherence Tomography, Specular Microscopy, and Photo slit lamp Biomicroscope as requested by physician. Prepare images, videos and other imaging support as requested by physician faculty, fellow and residents for the purpose of lectures and educational presentations. Participate in clinical research which will entail consenting patients, performing predetermined exams and corresponding with collaborating institutions on ophthalmic related research projects.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent, completion of Ophthalmic Technician training and certification program and/or Retinal Angiographer certification. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Effective interpersonal skills. Applicant should have problem solving, analytical, personable, and organizational skills. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: https://dellmed.utexas.edu/culture. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum 2-4 years of related experience with skilled experience working with optical coherence tomography.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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