Eyewear Specialist (Float)
Gundersen Health System
Specialist Job in Decorah, IA
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Schedule Weekly Hours:
1.0FTE (working 80 hours every 2 weeks)
This position will focus on Optical sales & customer service. Optical experience not required, training provided.
Shift Core Hours:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Travel is required to Optical clinics.
*Starting Wage is $18.53-$26.56 based on experience!
**Extra Float Differential of $1.25/hour!
The Optician Float works with doctors, assistants, technicians, managers, and other department personnel to provide professional eyeglasses dispensing services. Designs vision correction devices to meet the visual, cosmetic, and lifestyle needs of the patients. Often works independent of doctor's supervision or instruction.
Major Responsibilities:1. Determines the visual, cosmetic, and lifestyle needs of the patient and provides counseling as to the optimal lens and frame design to meet those needs.2. Takes frame and lens measurements and enters into a computerized database. Emphasize benefits of new eyewear and explains cost to patient.3. Uses counseling selling to explain benefits of eyewear products to patients and meets sales goals established by manager.4. Utilizes Rx tracking system to process eyeglass and monitor orders with suppliers, and keeps patient apprised as to the status of the order.5. Inspects all eyewear products upon receipt from the vendor to ensure quality standards and dispenses new eyewear to patients.6. Adjusts, fits, repairs, and maintains patients eyeglasses as needed. Utilizes superior knowledge of optics and eyeglass fitting to resolve patient post-fit visual concerns.7. Cleans and maintains frame inventory and lens samples and contributes to efforts to keep dispensary/vision center neat and clean.8. Maintains expert product knowledge and patient service skills through attendance of department and clinic meetings, seminars, classes, and the use of resources such as journals, newsletters, and applicable texts.9. Understand and utilize eyeglass-related insurance and coding for patient orders with vision specific insurance and process accordingly.10. Performs other job related responsibilities as needed to ensure successful operation of dispensary/eye clinic.
Education and Learning:REQUIREDHigh School Diploma or equivalency DESIREDPost High School education in a specialized field: Completion of optician program
Work Experience:REQUIRED1 year of experience in a customer service related position.DESIRED1 year experience as an optician, fitting patients after cataract surgery, eye disease and/or injury. Experience fitting specialty lenses such as slab-off prisms and double segment multifocals.
License and Certifications:REQUIREDAmerican Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification required within 18 months of hire date DESIREDAmerican Board of Opticianry Master (ABOM) certification
Age Specific Population Served:Pediatric (1 - 12 years) Adolescent (13 - 17 years) Adult (18 - 64 years) Geriatric (65 years & older) OSHA Category:Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.Environmental Conditions:Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).Exposed to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:Sitting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Driving Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Stooping/Bending Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Squatting Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Kneeling/Half Kneel Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Reaching - Shoulder Level Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force 0-25Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact HR-Recruitment@gundersenhealth.org or call 608-775-0267
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