Optician Trainee I/II – AK0477788 in Kotzebue, AK, US

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Maniilaq Association

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POSITION SUMMARYProvides Comprehensive Optometric Technician Services..and.

Assists optometrist as directed or needed..and.

Develops and maintains the regional optical Shop..and.

Travels to each of the 11 villages and assists the optometrist to provide eye care services.PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs moderately complex clerical and reception duties with minimal supervision:Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties including answering phones, distributing mail, taking appointments, placing orders, typing correspondence, and making travel arrangements.Responsible for maintaining the patient schedule, and insuring that patient access to services is optimal.Complies and submits necessary reports.Physically able to lift fifty (50) pounds of luggage.Other duties as assigned.Acquires the following patient care and opticianry skills through on the job training by the optometrist:Performs diagnostic testing: visual field testing, optical coherence tomography testing.Performs various entrance tests: visual acuity, intraocular pressure measurements, automated refraction/keratometry.Administers medication as directed.Neutralizes patient s glasses with a lensometer and records appropriately.Maintain displays in the eye clinic, and ensures the exam room equipment are clean and arranged.Provided opticianry services: assisting patients with frame and lens selections, taking frame and facial measurements, ordering glasses, verifying and dispensing glasses, teaches patients how to care for their eyeglasses, and making repairs to glasses..and.

Develops and maintains the regional optical shop including preparing and maintaining dispensary displays and frame boards, monitoring frame and accessory inventory, and reordering supplies as needed.Training will assist the trainee in acquiring all necessary on the job requirements for a license as a dispensing optician..and.

Trainee is expected to obtain a license as a dispensing optician within two years of employment.Travel frequently, up to 10 weeks annually, in a light aircraft..and.

Providing eye care services to beneficiaries in the villages.

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