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Optician Dispensing

Primary Location Olympia, Washington Facility Olympia Medical Center Job Number 1223093 Date posted 11/29/2023
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Job Summary:

Provide technical and patient care support to the Optometry and Ophthalmology Department and Doctors through participation as a member of the Eye Care Service Line team. Sell, fit, dispense, measure, adjust and fabricate eyeglasses, contact lenses and other optical devices in accordance with written prescriptions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collect and Analyze Data: Analyze and interpret prescriptions, collect and interpret data, and maintain customer/ patient records.

  • Fit and Dispense spectacles, lenses, and other ophthalmic devices: Identify customer/ patient visual requirements, need and wants, recommend and demonstrate eyewear and ophthalmic products, take measurements, order products, dispense eyewear, and provide follow-up services. Fit and dispensing contacts lenses: Obtain customer/patient history, identify visual requirements, need and wants, Discuss and explain options and recommend lens types, take measurements, determine lens type and parameters, insert trail lenses, evaluate findings of trail lenses, order products, educate customer/patient on all aspects of lens wear and care, provide follow-up assessment and services.

  • Fabricate ophthalmic products: Perform mathematical calculations, obtain materials, process materials, and verify finish products.

  • Operate and Maintain ophthalmic equipment.

  • Perform administrative duties: Maintain inventories, perform third party claims processing and filing, maintain MSDS files, perform bookkeeping duties, and provide customer service.

Basic Qualifications:

  • N/A


  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Dispensing Optician License (Washington) required at hire
  • American Board of Opticianry Basic Certification required at hire AND National Contact Lens Examiner - Basic Certification required at hire
Additional Requirements:

  • Communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of optical and basic medical terminology.
  • Computer skills in a MS Windows environment.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Optical dispensary, ophthalmology/optometry practice or other optical related experience.
  • Graduate of an accredited optician program.
Primary Location: Washington,Olympia,Olympia Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:15 AM Working Hours End: 06:15 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: J05|UFCW|Local 3000 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Olympia Medical Center - Optical Dispensing - 1130 Pay Range: $26.8 - $32.02 / hour The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest