Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program Director

Houston, Texas
381 days ago

Job Description

Direct the educational activities of the Ophthalmic program, develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.


  • Supervise the activities of the ophthalmic staff. Prepare teaching assignments.

  • Determine, establish and implement ophthalmic department goals.

  • Review student success rates by class 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..

  • Monitor the department budget and expenditures. Make appropriate corrections and changes to maintain a profitable program.

  • Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and inservices for didactic and clinical faculty. Prepare didactic instruction to include course objectives.

  • 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 course objectives and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs.

  • Coordinate the clinical and didactic education for the Ophthalmic program. Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan.

  • Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the ophthalmic program.

  • Perform functions of an Ophthalmic instructor.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

Job Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree.

  • Graduate of an accredited Ophthalmic Medical Technician (OMT) program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Five (5) years of experience as a certified ophthalmic medical technician.

  • One (1) year of instructor experience in related field of ophthalmology preferred.

  • Must hold current COT and teaching licenses, certifications or other designations 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.