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Company: Pima Medical Institute
Location: Denver, CO
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


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.

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