Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Optical
  • MI, USA
  • $11.86/hr.
  • Hourly
  • Year Round - Full Time
  • Yes



The Optical Assistant assists in organizing the optical dispensary.  This includes, but is not limited to front desk procedures, patient scheduling, frame/lens selection, fitting, and ordering, communicating individual orders to the lab as well as assisting patients with frame/lens selection, verifying, dispensing, and repair of spectacles using knowledge of both physical and ophthalmic optics. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Front desk procedures.
  • Patient scheduling.
  • Frame/lens selection, fitting, and ordering.
  • Ophthalmic optics, verifying, dispensing, and repairs.
  • Stocking of frames from suppliers.
  • Communicating individual orders to optical lab.
  • Pre-testing patients using ophthalmic instruments including, but not limited to auto kerato-refractometers and non-contact tonometers. 
  • Ordering and stocking of trial contact lenses.
  • Contact lens instruction, procedure, and education.



ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Coverage for other locations.
  • Insertion of eye drops.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers.




Position is sedentary, primarily sitting/lifting of maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing (good listening skills), near and midrange vision (computer use), color vision and typing; frequent standing, walking, sitting, use of far vision and bending; and occasional carrying, lifting under 10 pounds and pushing, including wheelchairs, climbing, stooping, reaching, manual handling, depth perception, field of vision and driving. Potential hazards include contact exposure to chemicals (CaviWipes), patient and/or client contact, computer use and equipment (medical). Protective equipment/clothing needed to perform the job including clean scrubs and no open shoes requirement.




Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.


Experience: No experience required with 3 years of Paraoptometric experience preferred.


Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of spectacle fabrication and ophthalmic optics preferred. Knowledge of frame adjustment and repair preferred. Knowledge of contact lens preferred. Good listening skills required. Must be able to prioritize responsibilities. Must be able to handle busy working conditions.  Native American preferred. 


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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