Instruct and implement the Ophthalmic Medical Technician program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.
Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of semesters.
Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community field trips, and visits to ophthalmic clinics.
Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
Assist and advise students with Ophthalmic Medical Technician program curriculum.
May assist with the inventory and ordering of supplies and equipment.
Monitor students in laboratory. Assist students with lab procedures and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
Assists Clinical Director in monitoring student’s clinical progress.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
Associate degree from an ICA (aka CoA-OMP) accredited Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) as an Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT).
Bachelor's degree preferred.
Must be Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certified as a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) or certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) and approved by the medical director to have the appropriate knowledge level to instruct in courses covering systematic disease, eye diseases, pharmacology and surgical procedures.
Three (3) years occupational experience as a certified Ophthalmic Technician - COT or Ophthalmic Medical Technologist – COMT, and / or three (3) years teaching experience in the subject field.
A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who did not graduate from an accredited Ophthalmic Technician (COT) or Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) program.
Must hold current license, certification or other designation as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
Verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.