Optician Dispensing-Licensed LD
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- 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.
- Collaborates with optical management to achieve in obtaining optical services sales goals: 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.
- Serves as resource to staff and educator to patients on general ophthalmic dispensing principles.
- Trains and assists new hires and other staff members as needed.
- Provides direct personal supervision of unlicensed optical staff in regard to facial fitting or adjusting lenses or frames or duplicating frames.
- Plans, coordinates, and assigns tasks to department personnel in order to assure optimum quality and productivity; serves as resource in resolution of problems and introduction of new products and procedures; refers personnel issues to supervisor.
- Acts as liaison between clinic, Optometry and optical management; participates in clinic meetings and projects.
- Plans, coordinates, schedules work, orients and/or trains assigned subordinates; assures quality of work in timely manner to meet service standards for department.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.