Part-Time Instructor, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute   Hudson, NC   Part-time     Education
Posted on June 7, 2022
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Part-Time Instructor, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel

To assist in the coordination of the academic subject matter of the Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (OMP) program; to instruct classes, clinicals, and labs in assigned division; to coordinate assigned activities; to provide highly responsible ophthalmic student supervision and support to the Director, Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program.

Examples of Duties
Essential Functions:

Plan and participate in the instruction of classes, lab or clinical for the OMP program.
Instruct varying contact hours from 12-25 per semester; assist in the preparation of assignments, and course syllabus; and prepare instructional materials, supplemental aids, and tests.
Assist full-time faculty with objectives and course outlines for each class; begin and end each scheduled meeting on time; turn in reports, final grades and other forms on time; maintain accurate records of student atten­dance and performance; revise course content and objectives as needed; and administer student evaluations.
Participate in scheduled OMP faculty meetings, seminars and clinical agencies' competency workshops.
Participate in the review of OMP program content to ensure adherence to State and National standards.
Make student clinical assignments to include orientation of ophthalmic students to the clinical area, demonstration of proper procedures and clinical assignments, supervision of clinical performance, evaluation and counseling of each student as to progress and performance.
Assist in implementing and enforcing program and institutional policies.
Marginal Functions:

Stay abreast of new developments in the assigned area of study by attending professional meetings, continuing education workshops, and clinical site orientation for updates and changes
Participate in the academic program's efforts to recruit and retain students.
Participate in the development and delivery of public information efforts; support college functions and cultural activities.
Participate in community activities to promote the ophthalmic program and ophthalmic profession.
Assist with inventory of program equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice.

Qualifications and Working Conditions
Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques of classroom, lab and clinical instruction. The mission, goals and objectives of CCC&TI. Principles and procedures of record keeping. Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration. Safe work practices and procedures. Operational characteristics of equipment and tools used in the area of work assigned. English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Modern methods and computer equipment. Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment. Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regula­tions.

Ability to:

Interpret and apply college and assigned division and department goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, laws, and regulations. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Provide classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction to students. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Operate a variety of mechanical equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Environmental Conditions:

The employee should have the ability to effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve an office, classroom, lab, and clinical workspace. The employee must maintain the office and teaching environments by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Physical Conditions:

Physical and marginal functions require the ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following; standing, walking or sitting for extended periods, moderate lifting and carrying, general manual dexterity, operating assigned equipment, and extended exposure to computer screens. The employee is required to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, communicating with others, and handling varied tasks simultaneously. Additionally, the employee must maintain mental capacity, which permits making sound decisions and using good judgment, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel.

Scheduling Conditions:

This is a part-time position, with availability of contract hours and scheduling (day/evening/online) dependent on enrollment needs of each semester.

Traveling Conditions:

Local travel between the Caldwell campus, Watauga campus, or any off-campus experiential site may be needed.

Experience and Training

Two years full-time experience as an IJCAHPO certified ophthalmic assistant, technician, or medical technologist.


Associate degree and successful completion of an ICA (formally CoA-OMP) accredited ophthalmic medical personnel training program required.

License or Certificate:

Current unrestricted IJCAHPO certification as a certified ophthalmic assistant (COA), certified ophthalmic technician (COT), or certified ophthalmic medical technologist (COMT) is required.