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Optician Dispenser- Licensed

Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Location: Lahaina
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Under indirect supervision, provides ophthalmic dispensing and related services through sales to members and non-members; provides direct supervision of unlicensed optical sales staff; serves as informational and training resource for unlicensed optical staff in determining patient's eyewear needs; prepares, dispenses, interprets, measures, adapts, fits and adjusts lenses, spectacles, eyeglasses or appliances as prescribed by optometrist or ophthalmologist Essential Functions: -Determines ophthalmic patient's occupational, lifestyle and cosmetic needs; advises and recommends lens style, color and material and frame shape, color and material; prices eyeglass order according to patient's Health Plan coverage - Takes facial measurements, i.e., pupillary distances, segment heights, lens base curves, frame size, etc. for spectacle fabrication by using PD ruler, pupilometer, and lens clock, vertometer, lensometer, etc - Provides direct personal supervision of unlicensed optical staff in regard to facial measurements, fitting or adjusting lenses or frames or duplicating frames - Understands and explains spectacle lens geometry to patients; applies spectacle lens principles of size, thickness and power in assisting patients in selecting proper eyewear - Knows impact of different lens indexes; recommends appropriate alternatives - Under indirect supervision, provides ophthalmic eyewear services by selling, fitting, ordering, dispensing, adjusting and repairing spectacles and other low vision devices - Measures and shapes lenses and adjusts frames utilizing ophthalmic equipment including lens edger, hand edger, lensometer, frame warmer and precision hand tools - Inspects patient's eyewear using ANSI Z80.1 standards and tolerances; performs and confirms with licensed dispensing optician in depth quality check functions; reviews patient's previous prescription and identifies changes, and refers as necessary to licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist for issuance of updated prescription or other appropriate action; identifies when bicentric grinding is/is not needed; confirms with licensed dispensing optician that simple and compound prism is manufactured according to specifications prescribed by licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist - Follows-through on rush orders by calling order into Optical Lab and making certain of lenses and frame availability - Performs variety of basic and technical duties to provide contact lens services; prepares patients for contact lens services; instructs patients in insertion, removal, and care of contact lenses; performs tear tests; rinses eyes, inserts and removes contact lenses; cleans and disinfects contact lenses; orders contact lenses and dispenses them upon prescription of Licensed Optometrist or Ophthalmologist; takes messages for follow-up by optometrist or contact lens technician; refers patients with ocular problems to clinic - Identifies patient concerns; recommends actions to be taken; discusses solution/action with optical management as needed; follows-through with resolution - Strives to achieve optical services sales goals; works collaboratively with optical management to improve sales and service in Region - Maintains attractive frame and lens displays by arranging, cleaning and changing product on regular basis; monitors clinic frame inventory status by ordering, pricing and placing stock on frame boards; keeps track of backorder products and takes action as necessary - Acts as informational resource for patient's eyewear needs - Additional essential functions as listed in the complete job description Basic Qualifications: Experience - One (1) year of ophthalmic dispensing experience. - One (1) year of demonstrated sales experience. - Six (6) months of contact lens dispensing experience. Education - High school diploma or equivalent combination of education (lesser) and experience may be considered in lieu of requirements. License, Certification, Registration - Valid Hawaii Dispensing Optician License (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure). Additional Requirements: - Demonstrated ability to educate patients and staff on ophthalmic dispensing principles (i.e., spectacle lens geometry and lifestyle dispensing). - Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth quality check functions. - Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, problem solving, interpersonal relations, and multi-task. - Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications. - Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, and on the telephone. - Reading, writing, speaking and understanding English. - Training/giving and receiving instructions. - Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g. organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration and alertness. Preferred Qualifications: - Post high school training in Ophthalmic Optics.

Keywords: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, Maui , Optician Dispenser- Licensed, Other , Lahaina, Hawaii

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