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Optometric Assistant

Title: Optometric Assistant

Location: Port Alberni
Reports to: Director of Operations

Optometric Assistant

Our Optometric Assistants are a vital part of the practice. They are responsible for recording accurate patient history, performing diagnostic tests and taking accurate images with some of the most advanced technology available in Optometry. They are vital to maintaining efficient patient flow and preparing patient records. Our Optometric Assistants are team players and are expected to work in a professional manner while maintaining a fast pace. The ability to multi-task is a must for this position.

Attitude and Work Ethic

You have an energetic personality and smile (our patients like it when we’re happy)! At your core, you possess a true understanding that our patient’s come first. A pleasant demeanor, good organizational skills, attention to detail and computer savvy are a must to succeed in this position (Outlook, Word, Excel). We use electronic records so you must be competent with technology and beyond “hunt and peck” on the keyboard.

You must love to work with people and love to learn. You come to work ready with a 10 out of 10 attitudes, uplifting others around you. If you’re not open to change or you prefer to settle for average outcomes then we’re probably not a good fit.

If we’ve described your attitude, please apply by following the steps below and filling out our online application.

  1. Go to Talent Seeker
  2. Find “Optometric Assistant
  3. Then select “apply for this position
  4. Fill out the application in its entirety

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing examination rooms, including sterilization and calibration of instruments
  • Obtaining and recording patient’s preliminary case history in a professional and timely manner
  • Administering eye drops
  • Performing diagnostic tests and capturing diagnostic images (testing near and far acuity, depth perception, macula integrity, color perception, and visual field, utilizing some of the most advanced Optometric technology available today)
  • Scribing for the Doctor
  • Assisting patients in contact lens training, trials, ordering and follow up visits

Other Duties May Include:

  • answering phones and scheduling appointments
  • handling web store transactions; billing and receipt of payment for contact lens pickups
  • providing prescription release
  • ordering miscellaneous products and accessories
  • confirming patient appointments

Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of email, internet, Word, and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a busy environment
  • Post-secondary education an asset
  • Previous medical or optometric experience an asset but not a necessity
  • Quick learner and self-starter
  • Detail oriented and a great speller
  • 50+ WPM

Attitude:

  • Project self-confidence
  • Outgoing and optimistic personality
  • You look for the good in others
  • Able to remain calm and graceful under pressure
  • You innately understand that the comfort and caring of our patients is our primary objective
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