Optician - 0.5 FTE Owatonna

    Mayo Clinic
    Owatonna, MN 55060
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    Why Mayo Clinic

    Work with premier health care organization, providing high quality service and customer satisfaction. Mayo Clinic provides a vast array of support and resources to help employees achieve their career goals.

    Position description

    This position is responsible for fitting, ordering and dispensing of eyewear using physician prescriptions to assure customer satisfaction. Interprets prescriptions and assists patients in selecting appropriate eyewear. Instructs patients on cleaning and handling of eyewear. Measure and fits all eyewear using physician prescription and evaluates patients for assistance in lens design.Consults with ophthalmologist, optometrists, physicians and patients.Inspects glasses and lenses to assure quality eyewear. Responsible for marketing of all eyewear products and services in the shop.Orders, repairs, adjusts and dispenses prescription lenses and frames.Handles customer complaints and refunds.Responsible for ordering and purchasing of all eyewear and supplies, and for inventory control.Maintains required records and files and prepares monthly sales report.Provides training to new employees to provide a smooth transition and assure proper patient care. Keeps current and knowledgeable of insurance and third party payer requirements for eyewear.


    High School Education or GED

    The incumbent must have excellent communication skills (written, verbal and phone) and the ability to maintain a calm, courteous manner.

    The incumbent must be well organized, detail oriented, accurate and efficient.

    This position requires an individual with strong human relations and skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, physicians and other allied health staff.

    The incumbent must demonstrate a positive attitude and a genuine interest in helping others.

    Additional qualifications

    Preferred: One to three years of prior experience in an optical office.

    Knowledge of the field of optometry sufficient to dispense eyewear.

    Knowledge of equipment, lens, frames and new technology used in the optical field.

    Preferred: American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) certification at time of hire

    License or certification

    Must obtain American Board of Opticianry (ABOC) Certification within 3 years of hire

    Exemption status


    Compensation Detail

    Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $16.92 per hour.

    Benefits eligible



    Full Time

    Hours / Pay period


    Schedule details

    8-5 Mondays-Fridays, occasional Thursday nights until 7:00 PM.

    Weekend schedule

    No current weekend store hours.

    Site description

    Owatonna, Minnesota a thriving community of over 25,000 people, boasting one of the strongest economies in Minnesota. Located just 38 miles west of Rochester, MN and 60 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Owatonna is home to more than 40 industrial business firms as well as the headquarters for Federated Insurance. Minnesota State University, Mankato is located 40 miles west in Mankato as well as renowned private colleges, St. Olaf and Carlton located in Northfield, 35 miles north of Owatonna. Kaplan's Woods Parkway offers 225 acres for hiking, biking, jogging, picnicking and cross-country skiing. Excellent golfing is available at public and private courses, several of which are staffed by full-time golf instructors. For the tennis enthusiast, both outdoor and indoor facilities provide opportunities for year-round participation. Because many residents love music and the arts, the Owatonna Arts Center displays the work of many local and national artists.


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    Tricia Harding

    Equal opportunity employer

    As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

    Posting ID: 593243325Posted: 2020-12-23