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Contact Lens Specialist

About the Position

The Contact Lens Specialist provides assistance to the Optometrist in providing care to the patient by instructing new contact lens wearers on how to insert and remove contact lenses. The Contact Lens Specialist creates and fits customized contact lenses and recommends a contact lens solution that provides comfort, stability, and clarity the patient needs.

Primary duties:
  • Enter/chart notes into the patient record, providing needed documentation for the Optometrist.

  • Order and receive contact lens for patients.

  • Keep up-to-date inventory of contact lens, contact lens solution, etc.

  • Prepare exam rooms for the Optometrist to perform exams on patients.

  • Perform doctor requested testing: VA’s, IOP, Color Vision, Visual Field Testing, Fundus camera, OCT.

  • Provide instruction and training for contact lens insertion and removal to patient.

  • Measure and polish gas permeable lenses.

Secondary Duties:
  • Understand insurance coverages to submit claims to different carriers.

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
Intellectual Competencies:
  • Must have the ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information (a quick study).

  • Must have the ability to analyze data from various sources and draw reasonable conclusion.

  • Must have sound judgment/decision making ability, must be able to apply consistent logic, rationality and objectivity in decision-making.

  • Must have the ability to be pragmatic and be ale to generate realistic and practical solutions to a problem.

Personal Competencies:
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and display ethical behavior in all business dealing; ability to be trusted by peers, clients and other; puts honestly and integrity above self.

  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, schedule work in efficient and productive manner. Ability to focus on key priority, juggles multiple projects, and manages time effectively.

  • Must have the ability to work independently of others without significant supervisory oversight or co-worker involvement.

  • Must have the ability to maintain poise and composure under heavy pressure from clients, supervisors and/or company officers.

  • Must have the ability to adapt and adjust quickly to changing priorities or work demands without adverse impact on performance or team dynamics.

Interpersonal Competencies:
  • Must have the ability to display appropriate demeanor, dialogue, interaction and attire when dealing with clients and/or co-worker

  • Must have the ability to personify and/or exhibit compassion, sensitivity, warmth, friendliness and trustworthiness.

  • Must be client orientated and driven by satisfaction.

  • Must have the ability to work in a team setting and establish collaborative peer relationship.

  • Must have the ability to take a stand on issues of importance, without being abrasive.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal communication.

  • Must have the ability to listen, comprehend directives, inquiries and/or comments, and decipher intent and meaning.

Motivational Competencies:
  • Must have the ability to exhibit high levels of energy, a strong desire to achieve, and appropriately high dedication.

  • Must have the ability to exhibit a can-do attitude.

Physical Demands:
  • Occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 25 lbs (+-30%) of the time

  • Occasional standing/walking/climbing (+-50%) of the time

  • Sitting in a normal position for an extended time (+-50%) of the time

  • Occasional reaching/handling/feeling (+-70%) of the time

  • Frequent use of finger dexterity (+-70%) of the time

Education:
  • Ideal candidate should have high school diploma/GED.

Experience:
  • Optical: 1 -2 years required

Computer Skills:
  • Proficient with keyboarding and ability to enter notes efficiently and accurately into patient’s EHR

Other Skills/Ability:
  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent time management, organizational, and planning skills with ability to work independently.

  • Ability to interact and communicate with a variety of people.

  • Strong attention to detail

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