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Contact Lens Technician - 20 Hours - Quincy

Company: Atrius Health
Location: Quincy
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Atrius Health is a nonprofit healthcare leader delivering a system of connected care that enables us to know our patients better so that we can serve them well. Across 32 clinical locations, more than 50 specialties and 825 physicians, we provide proactive, customized care to more than 720,000 adult and pediatric patients across eastern Massachusetts. The Atrius Health practices including Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and PMG Physician Associates - together with VNA Care - work in collaboration with hospital partners, community specialists and skilled nursing facilities, to develop innovative and effective ways of delivering care in the most appropriate setting, making it easier for patients to be healthy. We believe that by establishing a solid foundation of knowledge, understanding and trust with each of our patients, we enrich their health and enhance their lives. SUMMARY Under supervision from an optometrist, performs duties of a clinical assistant/technician specializing pretesting and patient training in the use of contact lenses. This includes taking detailed patient histories, performing certain vision tests and measurements, ordering and checking in contact lenses and showing patients how to insert, remove and take care of their contact lenses. Duties for this role are the same as those of the N3 Certified Contact Lens Technician. This position is for employees who have limited direct experience working in an ophthalmic/optometric practice setting. Employees perform the technical tasks under close supervision and direction of an Optometrist or Ophthalmolgist who must be present for any skills which involve direct patient care. Employees hired as Contact Lens Technicians are required to receive certification by the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) within two years from the date of hire. If incumbents fail the test twice within 2 years, they will be terminated but able to apply for open available positions within the organization. EDUCATION/LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS High School diploma or equivalency certificate (e.g. GED, HiSET, TASC Test) from an accredited institution or governmental unit required. Certification as a Contact Lens Technician (NCLEC) by the ABO-NCLE as indicated by the most recent certification requirements for positions is required within two years from the date of hire. If incumbents fail the test twice within their first two years, they will be terminated but able to apply for open available positions within the organization. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) may be required based on specialty. EXPERIENCE 1-2 years' experience working in an ophthalmic/optometric practice setting and knowledge of basic visual testing required. Knowledge of and previous experience in patient education regarding the use of contact lens preferred. SKILLS Demonstrated passion for working with patients is required. Ability to learn and apply the concepts used in optometric care is required. A strong attention to detail is required. Communication skills that can put patients at ease and explain care procedures accurately are required. Is able to insert and remove all types of contact lenses into patients' eyes. Demonstrates knowledge of preliminary testing including pupil function, ocular motility, confrontation fields, amsler grid, color vision, lensometry, keratometry, vision (distance and near). Atrius Health is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. All patients, employees, applicants, and other constituents of Atrius Health will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, veteran status, marital/domestic partner status, parental status, sexual orientation and gender identity and/or expression, or other dimensions of diversity. BENEFITS INCLUDE: Up to 8% company retirement contribution, Generous Paid Time Off 10 paid holidays, Paid professional development, Generous health and welfare benefit package. Atrius Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting or any other employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, military service or application for military service, veteran or disability status.Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).VEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the statePDN-94b0873e-ab35-4f9c-b4d4-dc0f016ac2e3

Keywords: Atrius Health, Quincy , Contact Lens Technician - 20 Hours - Quincy, Professions , Quincy, Massachusetts

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