AFEC Optometric Assistant job in Springdale, AR

Job Title
Optometric Assistant
Job Type
Springdale AR
Springdale, AR 72762
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Optometric Assistant

We have a full-time opening for a Optometric Assistant.

Must be able to work various shifts per week.

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States.

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Minimum Age
18+ years old


Optometric AssistantCustomer-service oriented Optometric Assistant position is available! Our team members have positive, winning attitudes and work well with others. Our practice opportunity is for those friendly, flexible, organized individuals. As an Optometric Assistant, your responsibilities may include prescreening patients using the latest technology, patient work-ups, assisting the Doctors in the exam room with the exam and translating and accurately documenting patient records. Optical experience is not necessary; we will train the right person; customer service experience is necessary! We offer a competitive compensation package complete with benefits, above average pay, and incentive programs. Benefits include: medical, dental, life, paid holidays, paid time off, discounted eye wear and 401K. Essential Duties:1.Maintains records, schedules appointments, correspondence.2.Prepares patient for vision examination.3.Assists in testing for near and far acuity, depth perception, macula integrity, color perception, and visual field.4.Instructs patient in care and use of glasses or contact lenses.5.Ensures that exam rooms are tidied between patients and cleans equipment. 6.Performs accurate and consistent documentation and measurement tasks.7.Monitors and maintains a smooth patient flow, ensuring the exam rooms are always full. 8.Performs other work as needed or required by the Office Manager or Optometrist.Job Requirements:1.Education/Experience- High School diploma or equivalent.2.Certificates and Licenses: Certified Paraoptometric (CPO) optional.3.Math Ability- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.4.Reasoning Ability-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.5.Computer Skills-To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software; Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software; Microsoft Outlook, Fax machine and multiline phone system.6.Customer Service Skills.7.Bi-lingual is necessary.Competencies Required:1.Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments. 2.Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.3.Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Is able to translate Doctors explanations and instructions perfectly.4.Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Welcomes feedback;Contributes to building a positive team spirit.5.Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information. 6.Quality Management - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.7.Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.8.Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.9.Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values. 11.Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.12.Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.13.Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.14.Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.15.Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.16.Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.1.The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.2.Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.3.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms.

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