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Optometric Assistant – OptimEyes – Taylor


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Location: Taylor MI

Company Name: Henry Ford Health System

Occupational Category: 29-2081.00,Opticians, Dispensing

Date Posted: 2020-02-12

Valid Through: 2020-03-13

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Responsible for assisting the doctor with providing thorough comprehensive visual exams, medical exams, office visits, in-office minor medical procedures, and contact lens follow-ups by performing preliminary testing, electronic medical record entries, contact lens classes, support duties, and post exam follow-up.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform visual preliminary testing to include: auto refraction, inner-ocular pressure,
neutralizing prescription eyewear, blood pressure, visual acuity, motility testing, pupil
assessment, confrontation fields, anterior chamber angle assessment, dilation, but not
limited to these skill sets.
• Documentation recorded into the electronic medical record: Preliminary testing entries
and patient chief complaint, medical history, medications, and social history,
previous/current contact lens and eyewear prescriptions, but not limited to these entries.
• Escort patient throughout the exam process and transfer authority to appropriate
department: Eyewear Consultant, Dispenser, or Customer Service Representative
• Educate patients on contact lens handling, wearing schedule, care and importance of
owning prescription glasses.
• Accurately performs, follows, and adheres to the scheduling guidelines and to the allotted
time given to perform preliminary testing and electronic medical record entries for each
scheduled appointment.
• Interpret a doctor’s prescription and suggest products and enhancements to address
specific prescription requirements
• Responsible for completing department training program and all necessary educational
requirements to perform job responsibilities
• Answer and address customer concerns and questions. Direct customer to the
appropriate source when unable to address customer questions. Handle multiple
customers effectively with tact and a sense of urgency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Requires a High school diploma or GED
• Previous customer service or optometric tech experience preferred
• Retail and/or hospitality and/or customer service experience preferred
• Requires the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will
understand.
• Must be able to walk, bend and stand for extended periods of time