Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Clinical Optometry Technician / SSOG
Job Code: 002346
This is instructive and technical work overseeing the daily operations of an eye care center and instructing students in optometric laboratory work.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Supervises student workers; instructs, observes and assists students as they perform clinical tasks; instructs laboratory sessions; instructs students in the use and purpose of optical lab equipment; evaluates student technicians and opticians; approves frame selection and fitting performed by students; monitors and evaluates job performance.
Reviews and verifies student lens and frame orders for patients to ensure accuracy and completeness; records orders.
Maintains and orders inventory; meets with sales representatives and orders frames; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budget.
Oversees daily operations; answers phones and greets patients; makes appointments; send orders to optical laboratory; monitors and maintains physical condition of facility; receives payments; reconciles balances and prepares deposits; maintains all necessary records.
Schedules student workers; prepares and grades exams and lab sessions; maintains log of student hours.
Provides technical clinical services as necessary; produces ophthalmic lenses; assists in maintaining and calibrating equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the functions, techniques, technical components and maintenance procedures of optometric equipment.
Knowledge of physics, algebra, geometry and mechanical drawing.
Knowledge of safety procedures.
Knowledge of computer and data base/spread sheet software.
Ability to use precision measuring instruments and related machinery and tools.
Ability to supervise.
Ability to work with wide range of people.
Good communication skills.
Education: Associates degree in Optometric Technology.
Experience: 1 year clinical optometry experience.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.