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Laser Center Associate Director/Research Assistant

Frontline National
August 10, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
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Frontline National is currently seeking a Laser Center Associate Director/Research Assistant for a full-time opportunity in San Antonio, Texas.  Please apply online or contact a Recruiter, at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Job Duties, including but not limited to:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the clinic healthcare workers  and be responsible for the patient screening; assist with all aspects of patient care.
  • Provide technical oversight of the PRK technician’s skills to include initial and annual skills assessments. In addition, the healthcare worker shall ensure full completion and compliance of all Composite Health Care System (CHCS) requirements within the PRK Clinic.
  • Perform initial medical screening of patients including history, distance and near visual acuity with and without correction or pinhole, pupillary light reflex, and applanation tonometry and assist with all aspects of patient care. (This is not an authorization of overtime hours.)
  • Coordinate all vision refractive surgery research projects to include assisting the Principal Investigator or designated representative with writing protocols, tracking consent, performing technical part of exams and evaluations, completion of required Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and reports, and prepare final presentation or journal.
  • Evaluate triage patients needing immediate attention. Answer or refer patient questions and chaperone patient exams, as needed.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Completion of the following:

  • Have an associate’s degree (AA) as a minimum or four (4) years’ experience as a Laser Center Associate Director/Research performing similar duties as described below. Duties, is considered as equivalent.

 Experience:  Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Have at least 7 years previous experience in an Ophthalmology Department or in a similar or equivalent clinic or hospital performing evaluations of PRK patients to include use of a topographer, Pentacam, ultrasound, A-scan, pachymeter, Wavefront analyzer, and Vario topolyzer.
  • Have at least 2 years research experience to include assistance with protocol development, maintenance and auditing of
    research source files, consenting of patients, and monitoring compliance for studies and FDA clinical trials.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of refractive surgery and the pre-operative and post-operative management of refractive surgery patients.
  • Knowledge of clinic regulations, policies, and procedures to receive visitors and patients, screen phone calls, and answer or refer questions.
  • Knowledge of the internal organization of patient records in order to search the record to extract medical information and data relevant to patient care. Knowledge required requisitioning equipment, supplies, and services.
  • Have experience and possess the necessary training and certifications for the medical fitting of contact lenses to include RGP, scleral, and hybrid lenses for the treatment of keratoconus, iatrogenic corneal ectasia, and other corneal irregularities.


  • National Background
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

 License/Certification and Training:

  • Must possess and maintain current certification as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) or higher from the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
  • Must possess and maintain current EXCIMER and femptosecond laser certifications, which includes programming, calibration, on-site maintenance, and sterilization procedures.
  • Must have and maintain Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program research certification in Human and Animal research.
  • Must be approved under the Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for the Protection of Human Subjects for the duration of this contract.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) with American Heart Association or American Red Cross


  • Monday-Friday
  • Between 6:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours per week)
  • Federal Holidays not required
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