Optometric Technician NJ– Full Time
About Vision To Learn:
Join Vision To Learn and directly impact your community by helping provide vision services to school- aged children in underserved communities who would otherwise go without access to care.
Vision To Learn is the largest school-based vision care nonprofit in the country. VTL addresses one basic premise – if you can’t see, you can’t learn. Vision To Learn provides access to vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses to students in underserved communities to help them succeed in school and in life. Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, Vision To Learn has since expanded to schools across the country. Vision care is critical, as 80% of all learning that occurs during a child’s first 12 years is visual.
Vision To Learn works to solve the problem of lack of access by partnering with school districts and programs around the country to provide eye exams and glasses at no charge to families. In the last decade, we have provided over 2 million vision screenings, 500,000 eye exams, and 400,000 new prescriptions!
Who We Are:
We are friendly, high-energy, knowledgeable, and quality-oriented professionals committed to Vision To Learn’s mission. We approach our work with a value system of service excellence, empathy, integrity, open communication, empowerment, and an eagerness to help the communities we serve.
We are looking for an Optometric Technician like you to join our team with a positive, proactive attitude and commitment to our mission.
Vision To Learn is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time New Jersey Optometric Technician position. Work hours are Monday through Friday, with 2-3 Saturdays per year. The Optometric Technician will primarily work during school hours.
Key position responsibilities include:
x Oversee assigned mobile and/or inside lane eye clinic operation
x Maintain optimal professional standards.
x Pre-test children before seeing the optometrist
o Pretesting includes (but is not limited to) chief complaint, patient and family medical history, familiarity with auto-refractor, auto-lensometer, pupillometer, and fundus photography
x Assist patients with frame selections to ensure optimal fit and patient satisfaction
x Conduct vision screenings using a Welch Allyn Spot Check Vision Screener
x Complete and prepare daily reports at the end of the day
x Make follow-up calls to patients/caregivers
x Study and follow Vision To Learn health and safety protocols
x HIPAA compliance
x Maintain optimal driver safety standards when driving, parking, and using the vehicle
x Setup the clinic, monitor and replenish inventory, and ensure all patient and administrative paperwork facilitates an efficient workflow each workday
x Load, secure, inspect, and fuel vehicle as necessary
x Keep the vehicle and internal work areas clean and organized at all times
Additional responsibilities as needed
Who You Are:
x Self-motivated individual who is confident in implementing Vision To Learn protocols and embracing a remote setting with limited supervision
x Ability to display exceptional interpersonal skills when interacting with children, site contacts, patient families, and in all internal/external work interactions
x Desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and possess technical skills
x Desire to be cross-trained to expand your skill set
x Possess excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task
x Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
x Able to lift up to 20 lbs. and to exert well-paced mobility for an 8-hour shift, including standing, walking, bending, and squatting
x Optometric experience preferred
x Valid driver's license required, with a good driving record and familiarity with greater Northern
New Jersey geography and with phone GPS; a driving transcript must be provided
x Successful track record of working with children and diverse types of people
x Must pass company and CMS background checks and drug test
x Well versed with computers
o Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word)
o Previous experience with EHR preferred, but willing to train
o Ability to quickly learn EHR reporting and project management systems
x Bilingual English/Spanish written/verbal communication skills a plus
Successful candidates will have a proven track record for quality patient care, with positive, proactive attitudes and are dedicated to our mission. Vision To Learn is a rapidly growing organization, and team players are critical to our collective success.
News To Share
In 2022, Vision To Learn was selected by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof as a recipient of the well-known Holiday Impact Prize. This Prize recognizes non-profits helping children in need through outstanding, heroic work that improves communities.
The work done by VTL has also been featured in The Washington Post, ESPN, PBS News Hour, countless local television pieces and newspaper articles. VTL was commended by the US Senate in a bi-partisan resolution signed by 43 Senators. In terms of evidence-based service, glasses provided by VTL have been found to have a high impact on the academic success of students by researchers at both UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University.
Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
As a direct healthcare provider and to To protect the health and well-being of our employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and pass a background check), TB and drug tests. Qualified applicants should email resumes and cover letters to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit www.visiontolearn.org.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay Scale: $20-$25/hr
Paid Time Off
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Spending Account