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Optometric Assistant - On Call Evening Shift - Ventura

Primary Location Ventura, CA Job Number 1091790 Date posted 10/28/2022
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Provides assistive services and support to the Optometrist in the delivery of patient focused eye care. Balances multiple priorities to complete assigned tasks in a team-oriented environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Prepares examination and pre-screening rooms by cleaning and setting up equipment and instruments, and stocking and arranging appropriate supplies.

  • Reviews appointment schedules to determine patient visit order, making appointments and discussing fees and co-payments with patients as needed.

  • Greets and escorts patients to pre-screening, examination or treatment room and instructs and/or assists patient in preparation for scheduled procedures.

  • Pre-screens patients for vision examination and contact lens visits. Including completion of appropriate case history in relation to chief complaint, past and present ocular history, family history, systemic illness, allergies and medications, visual acuity test, auto lensometry of all spectacles, auto-refraction test, auto-keratometry, NCT and stereopsis, color testing and ocular motility, and pupillary screening.

  • Performs automated visual fields as directed following established policies and procedures.

  • Assists Optometrist in patient data documentation as needed and appropriate.

  • Performs routine clerical and reception duties as directed, including filing progress sheets, completing patient visit records, maintaining department logs, answering and screening phone calls, taking messages, copying, faxing and light typing as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to assisting in orientation and training of new employees, transporting equipment and patients, stocking departments supply shelves and taking inventories.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel, Health Plan members, and the public.

  • May perform other duties as required.

  • Pay Grade: 24

    Basic Qualifications:


    •  N/A


    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)

    • Ability to conduct recent visual fields, NCT, and other vision screening.

    • Optical and vision service background including customer service/retail experience.

    • Ability to demonstrate inter-personal skills, oral and written communication skills; must meet attendance requirements/standards.

    • Ability to efficiently manage patient flow to correspond with optometry appointment types and time lines.

    License, Certification, Registration

    •  N/A

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Preferred Qualifications: A hiring manager may specify Preferred Qualifications, which are desirable and above and beyond the requirements specified in the Minimum Qualifications section above. Please keep in mind that any such Preferred Qualifications should be job related and relevant (i.e.,directly related to the duties and responsibilities described in this Job Description) and stated in non-prejudicial language.

    • Optometry, Optical and/or Ophthalmology department/office training.

    • Understanding of contact lens fitting.

    • Legible penmanship, problem solving skills.


    • Must travel to all locations in service area including Woodland Hills, Porter Ranch, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura.

    • Must work nights and weekends.

    Primary Location: California,Ventura,Ventura 4949 Market St. Medical Offices Additional Locations:

    Thousand Oaks 365 E. Hillcrest Dr. Medical Offices, 365 E. Hillcrest Dr., Thousand Oaks,California, 91360
    Woodland Hills Medical Center, 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills,California, 91367
    Porter Ranch Medical Offices, 20000 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch,California, 91326
    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Evening Workdays: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 03:00 PM Working Hours End: 07:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Entry Level Department: MARKET STREET MEDICAL OFFICES - Optometry-Regular Clinic - 0806 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time 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.