SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.
Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
This is a career ladder position with three levels designed to provide progressively more technical and independent work experiences. Promotion between job levels is based on performance, skill acquisition, required certifications, and the demonstrated ability to successfully handle duties requiring progressively more responsibility.
The Optometric Assistant I position provides administrative assistance for the Eye Clinic and requires skills as a dispensing optician and paraoptometric technician. Services are provided to infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients. Essential job responsibilities include the ability to multitask, assist patients, schedule appointments, address phone calls, maintain and organize patient records, be comfortable working with numbers, accurately conduct and record financial transactions, order from and maintain vendor relationships, assist with patient frame selection and ordering, assist with patient care and demonstrate excellent customer service skills in support of the SEARHC Eye Clinics.
This position is essential in maintaining efficient eye clinic operations by supporting both the providers and the optical dispensary. Optometric Assistants must demonstrate good judgment, be self starting and able to work closely with fellow staff. Customer service, attention to detail, accuracy and precise measuring skills are integral traits for this position.
The Optometric Assistant position is expected to provide excellent eye care services and exceptional customer service so the eye clinic is the provider of choice for our patients. The position must abide by hospital and clinic policies and procedures. This position requires extensive knowledge of ophthalmic terminology and judgment based on experience in a medical or ophthalmic clinic. Employees are required to participate in on-line or self training modules to learn and maintain Optometric Assistant skills. The Optometric Assistant must be able to multitask and prioritize duties to keep the eye clinic flow moving well, since at times multiple patients will require assistance. This position requires attention to detail in order to accurately collect patient data, process eyewear orders, and maintain records, files and logs. The Optometric Assistant is required to work with both patients and staff of different backgrounds and educational levels and must be able to communicate clearly and accurately document in a timely manner.
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