Optometric Assistant Job Description Sample
Optometric Assistant - Part Time, Kensington Medical Center
Description: Performs initial work-up and specialized tests for optometry patients. Assists optometrists with clinical tasks as directed by the optometrist.
Greets patients, enters data into medical records, and escorts patients to examination room.
Interviews each patient to obtain information about symptoms and documents information provided by patient in medical record.
Performs initial tests for optometry patients using specialized equipment.
Provides test results to provider and brings attention to abnormal results.
Assists optometrist to conduct examinations as directed.
Assists patients to understand spectacle and contact lens options following diagnosis by optometrist.
Cleans and maintains specialized equipment and work areas.
Performs other related duties as directed.
This position is a 12 hour work day, one week will be three 12 hour shifts and one week would be two 12 hour shifts, then reversed
Average working hours for two weeks will be appoximately 60
Applicants hours may be 6:45 am to 7:30 pm, variable days during the week, possibility of weekend work
Applicant may be asked to float to other locations for backfill (LG, MH, CS, CH, GB, SS)
When 12 hour Optometrist on leave, applicant may be asked to work different range of hours to cover other Optometrists
Minimum one (1) year of experience doing patient work-up's to include visual acuities, manual and automated lensometry, auto- refraction, non-contact tonometry and knowledge of contact lenses including the teaching of insertion and removal classes or completion of inter-departmental training program emphasizing above skills developed by the Optometry department.
High school diploma or GED required.
License, Certification, Registration
One of the following certifications: Contact Lens Dispenser (US-CLD), National Contact lens Examiners Certification, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (US-COA, CPOA, CPOT), National Para-Optometric (US-CPO), Completion of any Optometric Assistant Program of studies, Completion of the Self-Study Paraoptometric Assistant Course, Ophthalmic Medical Assisting- Independent Study Course, or any comparable certification or Optometric or Ophthalmic course completion required or within six (6) months from date of hire.
Successfully demonstrated proficiency on initial skills assessment during the interview process.
Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
BLS Certification preferred.
Primary Location: Maryland,Kensington,Kensington Medical Center 10810 Connecticut Ave.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 30 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start:
Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type:
Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level:
Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Optometry Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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Associate Optometric Assistant - Ophthalmology
Job Title: Associate Optometric Assistant | Ophthalmology | International Falls
City: International Falls
Department : I FALLS/BAUDETTE OPHTHALMOLOGY
Job Schedule: Full Time
Hours Per Shift: 8 hr
Perform preliminary screening examinations and/or tests to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment by the physician. Assist the physician with procedures and care of the patient.
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant preferred. High School graduate is required.
Must have knowledge of medical terminology, graduate of a two year ophthalmic training course preferred. Previous health care experience in ophthalmology, optometry, and/or optical office preferred. Basic Life Support Certification required.
About Sanford Health:
At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.
In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.
The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.
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Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full Time
Req Number: req16909
The Optometric Assistant/Contact Lens Technician assists the optometrist with patient care. Performs preliminary testing on patients stressing the importance of an annual eye examination. Provide recommendations to patients regarding their eyewear needs. Provide Instruction to patients in the proper use and care of their contact lenses. Performs administrative tasks of the contact lens department, ensuring that inventory and products are kept at the required stock levels.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducting the following testing procedures – taking patient history, preliminary screening including color vision, stereo, visual acuities, retinal photography, automated visual fields, tonometry, subjective refraction and basic slit lamp.
Responsible for maintaining efficient patient flow throughout the examination process/family members, pre-selling, etc.
Responsible for instructing patients on proper use of contact lenses.
Promoting retinal photography, easy care packages and backup glasses.
Assist the Optometrist with trial fits of contact lenses and evaluate for proper fit.
Educate patients on proper insertion and removal of contact lenses, as well as communicate relevant information on care and handling of contact lenses.
Maintain the cleanliness of the preliminary testing area, contact lens area and examination lane.
Monitor and order inventory for trial lenses and supplies on a weekly basis.
Place and receive orders for contact lenses necessary for patients' daily – following company procedures.
Authorize patient contact lens supply via direct ship through General Manager.
Notify and re-notify patients when their contact lenses are available for dispensing, ensuring no pick-ups are over 30 days .
Notify patients immediately of any delays in regards to the delivery time of their contact lenses.
Clean and disinfect contact lens dispensing area daily.
Complete and submit contact lens returns to the Home office on a weekly basis.
Understand and promote all contact lens programs, rebates and special offers.
Attend all office meetings.
Participate in all training opportunities offered by the company.
Develop skills to assist patients in the optical dispensary, including dispensing, adjusting and selection of eyewear.
Assist the Optometrist with all related functional duties to ensure efficiency.
Other duties, as assigned.
AA or BA/BS in related field is desirable.
1-3 years of related optometry/vision care experience within a similar office environment.
Demonstrated success in a retail, office environment addressing a broad spectrum of customer requirements and preferences.
Demonstrated ability to establish positive patient rapport and build relationships to establish repeat customer-trends.
Strong communication skills (oral and written) with the proven ability to manage priorities in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.
Ability to multi-task, set priorities and ensure that patient commitments/deadlines are met
Proficiency in utilization of automated equipment and systems standard to the optometry industry
This position requires the ability to communicate and exchange information, utilize equipment necessary to perform the job, and move about the office.
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Optometric Technician (OD Tech)
Founded in 2006, Stanton Optical is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing optical retailers! With over 80 retail stores across the country, Stanton Optical offers tremendous career opportunities for our talented team members. Our growth strategy includes plans to open 10 to 15 new stores each year. This growth combined with our commitment to provide our patients with affordable quality eye care are the reasons Stanton Optical is quickly becoming one of the nation's leading optical retailers.
Under direct supervision of Leadership, the purpose of the position is to provide support to Doctor and provide customer service to patients. Colleagues in this classification perform customer service, sales, and doctor's assistance work. Position is responsible for greeting patients, preparing patients for doctor's visit, and assisting patients with purchase of contacts and glasses. Performs related work as directed. The optometric technician will be required to meet the productivity numbers outlined while maintaining a high level of customer service.
The OD Tech will create a customer experience for the patient while using proper dispensing techniques. Dispensing process will include determination of the power ranges and specific lens measurements by frame; measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Fosters a strong partnership between the retail environment and professional services.
Maintain a professional and supportive relationship with each individual doctor.
Answer phones; direct calls to appropriate individual/department.
Sell solutions, contact lenses, leader's specials, etc.
Schedule appointments, confirm all patient appointments, and greet patients entering doctor's office.
Eliminate "exam only" appointments.
Enter new patient history and personal information in system.
Complete pre-test; obtain brief medical history, complete noncontact tonometry auto refraction, visual acuity, color test, stereopsis test, amsler grid test, etc.
Instruct patients on wearing schedule and insertion and removal of contacts.
Neutralize old Rx lenses.
Maintain patient charts; update as necessary
Maintain inventory; replenish as necessary.
Maintain quality control standards; ensure total patient satisfaction.
Assist Management Team with patient complaint resolution and inform the status of all jobs; ensure all patient expectations are met
High school diploma required
Optical training helpful, but not required
Minimum of 1 year of optical or retail and customer service experience
Strong sales skills with a track record of beating sales goals
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to spend most of the day on your feet
Flexibility/ability to work any open store hours
Ability and drive to thrive in a fast paced environment with shifting priorities
Attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks efficiently
Eligibility to work in the United States
Administrative Optometric Technician will triage phone calls, in person patient encounters and secure messaging, detailing visual and ocular complaints and make independent decisions regarding scheduling appointments in the appropriate service; arranges and verifies insurance coverage; assists with patients arrival, communicates with other medical providers regarding patient care and referrals; supports Medical Records Department daily operations in accordance with state/federal regulations and college/university procedures governing medical records handling; understands HIPAA and data entry of confidential patient information; performs Release of Information duties in a secure and confidential manner; prepares and reviews medical records and prescriptions for completeness and accuracy; archives and purges medical records; manages spectacle, contact lens, and medication/medication refill requests from patients and attendings; scans documents/images into EHR and conducts quality reviews; delivers and retrieves records and manages supplies as needed; may assume other Medical Records duties in absence of manager; processes patient billing and coding sheets for accurate optometric procedures and diagnostic codes; understands and explains eye examination procedures and fees to patients, answers patient prescription related questions and patient questions based on medical record information; may order and dispense ophthalmic prescriptions, adjust spectacles and optometric aids and other optometric duties as necessary; may perform any of these duties in Patient Reception, Medical Records, Vision Rehabilitation, Binocular Vision/Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, Advanced Ocular Care or the Eyewear Gallery; performs other Administrative duties as needed.
Reports to: Operations Manager
Be a part of a new healthcare system that changes the way we think about our patients and healthcare.
We are in search of an Optometric Technician who would serve as a vital team member and work collaboratively to provide patient-centered quality care. We purposely seek out talented, passionate professionals who love to serve and have a mission that aligns with high quality consistent performance.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the interpersonal ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and exhibit the enthusiasm and passion for providing quality care to our patients. They must enjoy working as an integral part of a healthcare team, and possess strong values, a well-defined work ethic, and personal accountability. It is essential that this person be highly organized and detailed, enjoy routine and process, and deliver accurate and quality work each day.
This individual will work with our optometrists to assist in carrying out eye examinations and treatments.
Pre-test patients in office and assess eye care needs
Work directly with Optometrists to provide patients superior optometric services
Room patients and collect patient history and reason for visit
Skill, Knowledge, and Experience:
2+ years of experience as a Optometric Technician
Understand ocular terminology and diseases
Proficient computer skills
Strong service orientation/patient care
Who We Are:
Think Whole Person Healthcare is one of the largest independent primary care centers in the US. The clinic employs over 300 people across a wide range of primary care disciplines serving over 48,000 patients. Think is committed to its mission of providing better outcomes for patients, giving them an enhanced health care experience and lowering the cost of their care.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Visionworks is recruiting for an experienced, outgoing, friendly, and team oriented candidate to join our staff as an Optometric Tech (OD Tech). The OD Tech is responsible for scheduling appointments, verifying insurance coverage, maintaining accurate patient records, and assisting with preliminary testing under the Optometrist’s supervision. OD tech will also be charged with educating patients on lens insertion and removal and overall care of contact lenses.
Ideal candidate will be able to effectively sell and meet or exceed all sales goals. This position has some similarities to a Dr. Assistant position: i.e. customer interaction, insurance verification, patient records, etc.
Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Schedule appointments according to the SOP Appointment Scheduling/Check-In guidelines, including next year’s appointment.
Efficient in recommending patients fill out paperwork on-line and importing patient information from web daily.
Confirm the schedule: call appointments the day before to confirm the appointment time. Contact/reschedule no shows and cancellations.
Pull all charts for the next day’s appointments; scan/shred (if necessary) set-up color folders.
Has complete understanding of MVC plans and is able to articulate plans to customers and patients.
Preauthorize insurance day before appointment; .Reconciles all exceptions pre-closing using 35 report.
Handle patients’ FLOW efficiently. Answer patients’ questions, check patients in and out, collect payments, monitor and perform other front desk tasks as needed. Able to perform duties related to EMR proficiently. Maintain complete and accurate patient records according to SOP standards.
Perform preliminary testing data collection as directed utilizing Patient Flow form and entering in EMR
Instruct patients on the insertion, removal, cleaning, care and proper handling of their contact lenses.
Order (regular and trials), stock, notify patients when their contact lenses are available for dispensing, dispense contact lenses and eyewear using SERVE.
Recall patients daily using POS recall system; call and appt. goals met daily.
Able to effectively sell and meet or exceed all sales goals
Clean and maintain equipment and instruments in the optometric area and cover equipment nightly as well as supply inventories and ensure inventory is not expired
Other duties as assigned by management to include cross training, support of retail floor, etc.
Qualified Candidates will possess the following:
1 year of related experience, optical preferred
High School Diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent related job experience
Communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
Ability to read, analyze and interpret insurance forms
Must complete company training programs within the required time frame
Cross training in all departments as needed
Able to work a varying schedule to include: days, nights, weekends and holidays
If you are prohibited from working on a government contract, this may disqualify you from consideration for this position.
Visionworks provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious beliefs, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability or history of disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or disabled veteran, or any other status protected by Federal, state or local law.
Fixed-Term Optometric Appointment (Open Rank)
The Department of Ophthalmology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for a fixed-term Optometric position. Academic rank and salary are negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
This position will provide comprehensive eye exams with emphasis on contact lenses; teach ophthalmology residents optics, contact lenses and refraction; work closely with other clinical Ophthalmology faculty; provide contact lens care for all types of athletes referred by Sports Medicine. Qualifications include excellent patient care skills, experience and willingness to see patients of all ages, contact lens prescribing experience, and excellent professional references. Experience with specialty contact lens fitting is desirable. Consideration will be given to candidates with experience managing patients with medically indicted specialty lenses including, RGP, scleral, and therapeutic bandage lenses.Prerequisites include successful graduation from an American School of Optometry and licensure to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Target Optical - Optometric Tech Team Member
Requisition ID: 57746
Store #: 004328 Target Optical
At Target Optical, we help people see and look great – and have a blast doing it! We make caring for people's vision fun.
We offer flexible work schedules and a competitive compensation package including benefits, and because we are part of eyewear industry leader, Luxottica, there is plenty of opportunities to grow your career. Love fashion? We've got you covered. Want a flexible work environment? Done. Want to be the boss of your day? We love your thinking.
There's always more to see at Target Optical – more style, more fun, and more opportunities to find a career that fits your already-full life. Put your career in focus with us!
The Optometric Tech Team Member creates exceptional value in the lives of patients by delivering exceptional patient service and ensuring all patients receive the highest quality of care. Enthusiastically satisfies patients all the time through exceptional service.
MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Greets customers without delay when they enter the location. Shows urgency in providing service to customers and satisfying their needs.
Determines the reason for the customer's visit; in store explains how to shop at Target Optical; in Doctor's office explains all required paperwork, tests, products and services as well as the appropriate time frame.
Is attentive to details; reviews prescriptions and/or patient information carefully; identifies special needs, consulting with optician, Doctor or Retail Management when necessary.
Shows patience and courtesy to indecisive or difficult customers and patients.
Performs work accurately and thoroughly despite time pressure and customer volume. Identifies situations involving unsatisfied customers and acts quickly for resolution.
Demonstrates knowledge of appointment book/scheduling procedures and computer operation/procedures.
Handles and files all patient records in an organized and efficient manner.
Places contact lens orders, processes shipments and properly submits invoices for payment.
Accurately operates the POS system, when required, collecting proper payment following
Takes pride in the appearance of the store and shows initiative in keeping the displays clean, attractive and organized.
Informs management of potential safety opportunities.
Demonstrates safe work practices.
Complies with all safety/regulatory requirements ensuring supplies/chemicals are stored and used appropriately.
Demonstrates good product knowledge; takes initiative to accurately describe the features and benefits of various lenses and frames.
Assists the customer in selecting frames and lenses that are best suited for their lifestyle, prescription and price needs. Suggests improvements and recommends solutions to problems. Reinforces customer's final selection.
Takes time to help the customers and answer questions giving them a better understanding of available options.
Performs all pre-examination testing with accuracy and attention to detail; takes the initiative to explain all measurements and answers any questions the patient may have.
Utilizes clinical and product knowledge, provides coaching and guidance to patients on the care and handling of contact lenses.
Maintains and disinfects contact lens inventory; provides clinical support to the Optometrist as needed.
High School Graduate /GED or equivalent experience
Strong communicator and listener to customers and associates.
Strong basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
Strong inter personal skills (friendly, caring, patient)
Knowledge of store merchandise
Familiarity with cash register, computers and calculators
- Previous experience in customer service, retail or optical
Upon request and consistent with applicable laws, Luxottica will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who need assistance in the application and hiring process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Luxottica HR Solutions Group at 1-866-431-8484.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.
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Optometric Physician - Bellingham And Mount Vernon
Northwest Eye Surgeons is a premiere ophthalmic medical and surgical practice in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. As an Optometric Physician, we invite you to apply for a staff position as an important member of our multi-specialty professional staff of surgeons and physicians. We have an opening that will include clinic responsibilities at our Bellingham (3-4 days) and Mount Vernon (1-2 days) clinic locations. As a staff member, you will provide independent and coordinated diagnosis, treatment and management of medical, emergency, and peri-surgical patients for our clinics with an emphasis on medical retina and cataract patients. Your responsibilities will include medical patient care, organizing and providing continuing education courses, shared on-call service, and working closely and collaboratively with our medical staff and the medical and optometric physician communities. We encourage our doctors to provide care at the highest level of licensure in our caring and professional environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits.
Established in 1986, Northwest Eye Surgeons has 6 locations and 4 state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery centers located throughout the stunning Northwest Puget Sound area.
Our complex and diverse patient population requires a compassionate, flexible, team-orientated, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated clinical judgment and a willingness to continually learn.
- Licensed with the Washington State Board of Optometry
- Diagnostic and therapeutic license certification
- Comprehensive post-graduation experience desirable in a medical setting with commensurate diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Knowledge should include but not be limited to surgical post-operative management, anterior and posterior ocular segment disease, glaucoma, ocular trauma, and neurologic diseases.
- Possess leadership qualities and ability
- Willing to serve as a liaison between NWES and the optometry community
- Demonstrate interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate interest in organizing and providing continuing education (lecturing) to local and state optometry groups as a representative of NWES
- Support esprit de corps as a team member of professional staff
- Interest in practicing optometry at a high standard by staying abreast of new technologies and practice patterns
- Residency training is recognized, but not required
- Competitive Salary
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Continuing Education Reimbursement
- Flexible Spending Account
- 401(k) Plan
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Time Off
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