• Optician

    Requisition ID
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Optical Shop Ozark
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications


    Assists patients in purchasing glasses, writes up orders and charges, checks and verifies completed orders, notifies patient when orders are ready or if there is a delay. Performs adjustments on glasses, maintains optical supplies and frames. Assists in lab when necessary. Answers telephone calls concerning optical; verifies monthly optical statement for payment; jointly works toward smooth and efficient operation in optical. All the duties, responsibilities and qualifications documented in this job description are subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description is not to be construed as a detailed statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees of St. John’s Health System are expected to comply with all federal, state and local regulations in addition to organization policy and procedures.


    Assists patient in purchasing glasses.

    Checks prescription for frame selection.

    Fits frames: eye size, bridge, temple length, color, shape.

    Discusses lens material: plastic or glass, high index, etc.

    Discusses style of bifocal or trifocal. Takes seg height measurements.

    Takes pupil distance measurement.

    Discusses extras: tint, UV400 filter, scratch coat, etc.

    Performs adjustments to frame before measurements for multifocal lenses taken.

    Writes up charge ticket and discusses charges with patient and escorts patient to cashiers.

    Places orders for frames and/or parts.

    Performs adjustments and repairs.

    Notifies patients that glasses are ready or if there are delays on orders.

    Orders supplies and sundries for department.

    Meets with frame representatives and other optical vendors.

    Works with outside labs and addresses patient problems.

    Assists in lab area as necessary.

    Prepares first of month statements.

    Cleans and maintains optical display area.

    19.1 Prepares and mails optical “thank you” letters.
    19.2 Opens and processes optical mail.

    20.1 Performs additional duties as assigned.
    20.2 Meets Health System attendance standards.
    20.3 Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
    20.4 Wears proper personal protective equipment when appropriate.
    20.5 Observes universal precautions consistently.



    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

    Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
    Licensure: None required.
    Experience: Must have good telephone and communication skills.
    Certifications: None required.
    Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies. Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Equipment Used: Previous experience with work on lensometer preferred.
    Preferred Experience: One year work experience preferred


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.



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