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Licensed/apprentice Optician

Company: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Location: Zillah
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

YVFWC has a compulsory vaccination policy including the Covid-19 primary series, the organization does not mandate the Covid-19 booster although it is offered through our employee health department. Medical and religious exemptions to the primary series will be considered and for those approved, the employee should anticipate following appropriate guidance around masking and other protective equipment offered.

Completes all tasks under the supervision of a licensed Optometry Professional. Assists patients with ophthalmic eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. In addition, this position is responsible for the Optical billing process and management of the frame inventory.

What We Offer

  • $17-$21/hour DOE with ability to go higher for highly experienced candidates.
  • 100% employer-paid health insurance for employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine; profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off, paid holidays, uniform allowance, and more.
    Essential Functions/Responsibilities/Duties
    • Sells contacts, frames, and contact lenses.
    • Meets with patients to review current lens prescription and take facial and eye measurements.
    • Consults with patient and provides recommendations for specific lenses, lens coatings, and frames based on prescription and patient preference.
    • Fills prescriptions for patients, ordering glasses and/or contacts, based on eye care consultation.
    • Prepares work order and instructions for lens grind and eyeglass production. Verifies that finished lenses meet production specifications.
    • Adjusts and repairs eyeglass frames.
    • Provides education and instruction to patients in the wear and care of eyeglasses and contact lenses.
    • Calculates the purchase amount for selected products and collects payment for services.
    • Assists the Optometrist as needed with patient support to include pre-testing, guiding patients to the exam room, and capturing patient information and documentation during the visit.
    • Processes the Optical billing and follows up with patients and insurance carriers as needed to resolve outstanding balances and payments. Answers Optical insurance billing questions from patients.
    • Manages the eyeglass frame inventory, notifying the Optician when inventories are low and orders need to be placed. Provides recommendations for repeat orders and new eyeglass designers and styles based on purchasing history. Works with vendors on product additions, orders inventory, and maintains stock.
    • Serves as a back-up to reception to include patient check-in and check-out as well as scheduling appointments.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Performs clinical responsibilities in alignment with The Joint Commission (TJC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and YVFWC requirements.
      • Education: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
      • Experience: Two years experience in a customer service related field. Experience in an optometry practice preferred.
      • Professional Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Registration as an Optician Apprentice is required within 6 months of employment. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification preferred.
      • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. This position is not eligible for bilingual differential pay. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and the general public. Effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Strong customer relations skills. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to prioritize work, handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Ability to work independently. Basic proficiency with a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
        About YVFWC

        We serve more than 197,000 patients across 28 medical clinics, 15 dental clinics, 11 pharmacies, and 49 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

        Working at YVFWC

        Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

        At Farm Workers Clinic
        • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
        • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
        • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
        • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
        • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
        • We will let joy in.
        • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.
          Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment. Associated topics: eye, optometric, optometry, sme, tpa

Keywords: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima , Licensed/apprentice Optician, Other , Zillah, Washington

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