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Optometric Assistant

Company: Mitchell County Regional Health Center
Location: Osage
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionShifts: Days Monday-Saturday, hours will vary based on the needs of MCRHC.JOB SUMMARY The Optometric Assistant is responsible for assisting the clinic optometrist with patients and facilitating the optometric services at the clinic.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSA. Maintains and updates patient medical records, recall system and inventory controlB. Prepares patient prior to examination, performs diagnostic tests, assists during the exam, and administers ophthalmic medications as directed.C. Assists patients in eyewear selection, performs measurements, orders and dispenses eyewear, performs eyeglass adjustments, and/or makes minor repairs.D. Instructs patients on proper insertion, removal, and contact lens care.E. Orders supplies for the optometric department and verifies optometric invoices for the office manager.F. Triages phone calls and schedules patient appointments as deemed necessary.G. Meets with sales representatives, orders frame samples, and arranges attractive frame displays that meet with current optometric trends.H. Establishes pricing of frames and lenses for the cashier.I. Demonstrates effective communication skills and promotes good working relationships in a collegial manner.J. Utilizes the principles of teamwork effectively to complete tasks and keep patient visits timely.K. Provides other related duties, which may be requested by the office manager or the optometrist.L. Provides competent patient care to the above indicated patient populations by obtaining and appropriately interpreting data, making appropriate decisions based on demonstrated knowledge of age-specific growth and development, and appropriately adapting procedures and treatments.M. Supports and abides by all PHO, departmental, and safety policies and procedures.N. Acts in a professional manner reflecting the mission, vision, and values of Mitchell County Regional Health Center and Mercy Health Network.O. Performs other responsibilities as requested by Senior Director of PHO Clinics, Clinic Reception Supervisor and/or Administrative TeamP. Demonstrates Guiding Behavior Expectations in all interactions with all parties. Q. Regular and reliable attendance is expected.ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONSA. Attends departmental/PHO in-services and meetings as required or requested.B. Assists in CQI activities and process improvements.POSITION QUALIFICATIONSA. Education:1. Recommend demonstrated competence in optometry by the successful completion of a paraoptometric or optician programB. Experience:1. Recommend demonstrated competence in an optometric setting for at least two years.C. Special Skills & Aptitudes:1. The ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.2. The ability to work with people in a courteous and collegial manner.3. The ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS A. Must be able to tolerate frequent changes in position from sitting, standing, and walking. B. Must be able to communicate verbally. C. Must be able to distinguish sound, pitch, and tone; and hear speech. D. Must be able to work with fine discriminate detail such as contact lens work, repair glasses, small screws, etc. E. Must be able to distinguish colors due to the different colors of glass frames and colored contact lenses. F. Must be able to distinguish hot from cold for heating and cooling of glass frames for proper adjustment. G. Must be able to be subjected to interruptions.H. Must be able to be subjected to changing work priorities.I. For a complete list of the physical/cognitive requirements, please refer to the Working Conditions and Physical Demands Worksheet. The original will be maintained in the Human Resources Department and a copy in the PHO Clinic Department.

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Keywords: Mitchell County Regional Health Center, Rochester , Optometric Assistant, Other , Osage, Minnesota

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