Refractive Surgery Coordinator

UT Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX
Posted: November 8, 2018

Refractive Technician

UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX



Take advantage of this opportunity to join UT Southwestern Medical Center – ranked one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Dallas Business Journal. Due to our continued growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a Refractive Technician.


Job Duties:

  • Acquires complete patient history. Acquires and records visual functions including acuity, color vision, color comparison, stereo acuity, retinoscopy and wavescan as indicated.
  • Participates in patient screening to determine if refractive error qualifies them as potential candidate for refractive surgery.
  • Consents patient, obtains appropriate paperwork and provides pre and post-operative instructions. Prepares and escorts patients into surgery suite and into post-op examination room.
  • Enters patient data into Laser. Performs site and parameter verification with surgeon. Calibrates Laser or Intralase on each surgery day.
  • Assists with intra-operative pachymetry. Acts as surgery circulator during procedures. Sets up sterile field with required instruments and medication. Calibrates and sets blade for microkeratome.
  • Cleans and autoclaves instruments after procedure.
  • Contributes to marketing meetings and provides necessary support data reports.
  • Maintains database of laser center patients and candidates.
  • Maintains all inventory and supplies, and orders in timely manner (including post-op packs for patients). Trains and assists other ophthalmic staff as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Duties performed may include one or more of the following core functions: a) Directly interacting with or caring for patients; b) Directly interacting with or caring for human-subjects research participants; c) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting patient records (including patient financial records); or d) Regularly maintaining, modifying, releasing or similarly affecting human-subjects research records.



  • Graduation from accredited two-year (2) program for Ophthalmic Techs, one (1) year experience as Ophthalmic Tech, Assistant or equivalent, and/or certification as an Ophthalmic Tech by Joint Commission of Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology;
  • OR High School graduation or equivalent, one (1) year experience as Ophthalmic Tech, Assistant or equivalent; and certification in Keratome, VISX, Ladar or Intralase

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.


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About UT Southwestern Medical Center:

UT Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers with more active Nobel Prize winners than any other medical school in the world. As a premier educational, clinical and research institution, UT Southwestern is home to more than 2,000 distinguished scientists, physicians and allied health professionals. Our University Hospital has achieved Magnet Recognition® by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), joining only 7% of hospitals in the United States.


UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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UT Southwestern Medical Center

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