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Job Description

Division/Department: Tribal Health Programs

Location: Absentee Shawnee Tribal Clinic
                 2025 Gordon Cooper Dr.
                 Shawnee, OK. 74801

Job Title : Optometric Tech

Reports To : Optometric Physician (Eye Care Program Director)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This position is located at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Authority Clinic in Shawnee, OK.   This facility provides general optometry and vision care for the members of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, their immediate dependent family members, members of other federally-recognized American Indian Tribes and Alaska Natives residing in the tribe’s health program catchment area and Medicaid eligible beneficiaries.  The optometric tech performs various services within a scope of care, quality, and quantity under the direction of an Optometrist, which are consistent with established professional standards of care and tribal policies and procedures.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides direct optometric services to those eligible for care using techniques of observation, examination, patient history, etc. 
  • Performs various services including pre eye exams, visual field testing, other testing including retinal photography, glaucoma screening.
  • Perform frame measurements and adjustments.
  • Verify spectacle prescriptions through use of a lens measuring instrument.
  • Prepares prescriptions and orders all glasses from optical vendor.
  • Assists Optometrist in chair side activities during various eye and vision exams.  
  • Provides assistance for patients with contact lens selection, frame selection, dispensing of frames/lens, and patient education under the supervision of the Optometrist.
  • Serves as a representative on the Absentee Shawnee Tribal committee as determined by appointment.
  • Assists Optometrist in the patient referral process, including maintaining records and systems to ensure appropriate follow up for patient services is completed.
  • Complete required patient records, electronic information, data input in a timely manner.
  • Provides support and coordination in the ordering, inventory and management of program supplies.
  • Assist with routine cleaning needs to provide a clean and safe clinical environment.
  • Participate in department and clinic staff meetings as required.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION GIVEN:

This is a non supervisory position. 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must be able to communicate effectively with Clinic staff and patients to ensure services are provided in a quality manner. Understand the scope of general eye care services as rendered within the Eye Care Program.   Take direction and work in a supporting role with the Optometrist.   Be capable of meeting the physical and mental demands of the position i.e. extended periods of standing; frequent interruptions; long, irregular hours; and the pressures and demand of dealing with ill and injured and their family members.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Be a high school graduate with work experience in the field of Optometry.

Previous training and experience as an Optometric Tech  is a preference. 

Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and background check required.

Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace

POSTED DATE:
June 29, 2010

CLOSING DATE:
Until Filled

 

Forward completed Absentee Shawnee Tribe applications with resume to:
Absentee Shawnee Tribe
Human Resources Department
2025 South Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
Fax: 405-273-2710
Email: HR@astribe.com