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Optician - Optical Shop FT; 40 hrs/wk Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm (6742)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring an Optician to interpet eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions written by ophthalmologist or optometrist and assist patients in obtaining appropriate eyewear.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Measure clients' bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, pupillary distance, and optical centers of eyes, using measuring devices.
  • Using tools such as microscopes and lensometers, opticians record the distance between the lenses and eye surface, and also measure the thickness, curvature and surface area of a patient's cornea.
  • Verify that finished lenses are ground to specifications. 
  • Prepare work orders and instructions for grinding lenses and fabricating eyeglasses.
  • Assist clients in selecting frames according to style and color, and ensure that frames are coordinated with facial and eye measurements and optical prescriptions.
  • Reviews prescriptions in conjunction with the patients vocational and avocation visual requirements
  • Interprets prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists
  • Repairs broken frames.
  • Maintains records of customer prescriptions, work orders, and payments.
  • Perform administrative duties such as tracking inventory and sales, submitting patient insurance information, and performing simple bookkeeping.
  •  Opticians must also measure the size and shape of the eye in order to fit contact lenses.
  • Verify optical insurance prior to appointment (both medical and vision)
  • Registers patients into the optical computer system
  • Accepts payments (Cash and Credit Card) and reconcile sales and receipts.
  • Tracks orders, prescriptions and inventory


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  1. Performs other duties as assigned



  • Associate’s degree from an accredited optician school required equivalent work experience may substitute for education
  • Minimum three years’ experience as an optician required



  • Current and valid certification as an optician from the American Board of Opticianry required, within one year of hire



Job Details

Date Posted September 4, 2018
Date Closes December 3, 2018
Requisition 947701-13335
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Optical Shop
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
M-F 8am - 4:30pm
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 29-2081.00 Opticians, Dispensing
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Optician
  • Pediatric Care

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  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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