OPTOMETRIST ASSISTANT

Eskenazi Health
Published
October 5, 2019
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Category
Job Type

Description

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Speciality Clinics  

Req ID:  2329 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Optometrist Assistant is a specialized medical assistant who works in the offices of optometrists, eye and vision care clinics, and other facilities that provide vision care services. Duties of an optometrist assistant can be both administrative and clinical, although clinical duties may be limited by state licensing requirements. Optometrist assistants help optometrists by conducting diagnostic tests, recording and measuring vision, testing eye function, instructing patients in inserting and caring for contact lenses, preparing examination rooms, cleaning and arranging equipment, answering phones, making appointments, handling bookkeeping and other tasks as needed.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Role models Eskenazi Health mission, vision, and shared values
  • Assists optometrist with eye examinations
  • Prepares patients before an examination by gathering medical history information, explaining the exam process, and administering tests to determine the visual capabilities of the patient
  • Under the direction of an optometrist, may perform some therapy exercises or procedures with a patient
  • Assists in maintenance of patient records
  • Maintains inventory within exam room or laboratory
  • May help with minor repairs of broken or damaged glasses
  • Educates patients on how to care for their glasses or contact lenses
  • May advise patients during frame selection and take measurements for preparation of lenses
  • Provides supportive care for patients at all times
  • Supports team members to accomplish daily activities
  • Assists others when needed
  • Listens to the voice of the customer and strives to exceed their expectations

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate of a formal training program
  • Previous experience within an optometry or ophthalmology clinic valuable
  • Certification in eyeglass dispensing and/or contact lens dispensing desired
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred
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