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Kaiser Permanente Optical Dispenser-Temporary in Vallejo, California

Under general supervision of the optical sales branch manager, is responsible for all dispensing and optical activities. This includes all technical procedures of fitting, necessary bench work and allied optical procedures. Included also will be any necessary clerical functions required to satisfy patient needs which may include acting as liaison between pertinent departments.Essential Functions:

  • Assists patient with selection of eyewear, making such facial measurements and adjustments as are necessary to properly fit glasses to the patient.

  • Interviews patient to determine visual needs.

  • Interprets refractionist's prescription.

  • Instructs and counsels patient on proper methods of eyeglass care.

  • Enters prescription and sales information into computerized system and performs all other clerical functions required to satisfy patient needs.

  • Verifies Optical Benefit coverage.

  • Dispenses and adjusts optical product.

  • Inspects final product for accuracy in accordance with prescription requirements, original order and ANSI Z80 standards.

  • Reconciles patient's concerns to their satisfaction.

  • Performs all other dispensing functions consistent with the accepted professional.

  • Practice as authorized by the California Board of Medical Examiners and organizational policies and practices.

  • Conducts daily inventory of frames and accessories as requires.

  • Perform necessary shop work as required, including but not limited to cutting, edging, dyeing, and mounting of lenses.

  • Repairs frames as required.

  • Completes all required forms.

  • Dispensers may also repair; solder; check out prescriptions; edge; mount and complete eyeglasses for final delivery to patients.

  • Dispensers may sell other products or perform other services as deemed necessary by the Employer.

  • Recommend to branch manger improvements in sales and service.

  • Maintain written and verbal communication with lab as required.

  • Will perform customer service and floor coordinating duties.

  • Performs other related duties as necessary.

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Basic Qualifications:- Four (4) years as an Optical Dispenser (Optician).

  • Contact lens fitting experience preferred.

  • High School Diploma/GED.

  • American Board of Optician (ABO) certification, preferred.

  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.

  • Computer knowledge and ability to enter prescriptions into computerized system and place retail eyeglass orders.

  • Typing 25 wpm.

  • 50 mile travel.

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

  • Also, refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Skills Testing*: Typing 25WPM

*If it is determined that you need to complete testing to qualify for this position, you will receive an email inviting you to take the assessment(s) listed above. Passing test scores remain on file for one year.


TITLE: Optical Dispenser-Temporary

LOCATION: Vallejo, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.