Ophthalmic Medical Technician Program Director
Direct the educational activities of the ophthalmic program, and 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 in-services 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.
- Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
- Graduate of an ICA (aka CoA-OMP) accredited program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Three (3) years occupational experience as a certified ophthalmic technician (COT) or as a certified ophthalmic medical technologist (COMT), and/or three (3) years teaching experience in the subject field.
- Must be Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) certified at or above the highest level offered by the program or be Board eligible or a board certified ophthalmologist or optometrist, and approved by the medical director to have appropriate knowledge to instruct in courses covering systematic disease, eye disease, pharmacology and surgical procedures.
- Current license, certification or other designation as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
- Must demonstrate knowledge in all areas of core teaching and skill competencies.
- Certificate, degree, or training in adult education and instructional theory preferred, or working towards this.
- One (1) year of instructor experience in related field of ophthalmology preferred.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.