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Optical Assistant - School of Medicine Optical Shop

Job ID: 48456
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Faculty Physicians
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
The Optical Assistant assists patients and the Optical Manager/Optician.

Responsibilities:
1. Instructs patients in the use of self-testing tools. Records results of QA administered tests. Instructs patients in the use of low vision aids. Performs ophthalmic tests and administers medications as ordered by the physician.
2. Interviews and screens patients regarding medical history. Records responses in clinic notes. Reviews the patient's previous clinic notes to determine if special testing or procedures are required.
3. Maintains current inventory of all items necessary for clinic operations. Maintains the clinic's medical and laboratory supplies. Places restocking orders. Stores supplies as they arrive.
4. Performs basic skills and lensometry. Autorefracts patient at physician's request. Checks patient's visual acuity. Measures intraocular pressure. Reads the patient's glasses to determine the current prescription.
5. Performs required maintenance on equipment in order to ensure operational effectiveness.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● No licensure or certification required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians

Organization Unit: SOM Optical Shop

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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