Program: Fallon Tribal Health Center Salary Grade: GS-9
Supervisor: Associate Director – Clinical Services Salary Range: $16.23 – $19.38
FLSA Status:  Exempt      Non-Exempt      Public Safety Position Type: Regular Full-Time




This positions performs ocular screening and assist the Optometrist in gathering measurements with peripheral ocular equipment; assists and educates patients with selection of eyeglass frames, contact lenses and lens enhancements; orders and dispenses contact lenses, repair and adjust eyeglasses; provide office support and assist customers with appointments.



  1. Perform ocular screening examinations, refraction, and visual acuity testing, using various standardized means.
  2. Perform ocular photography, low vision, field of vision, topography and laser scanning devices.
  3. Performs JVN imaging for diabetic patients.
  4. Collect, organize, and maintain photographic and other medical data.
  5. Assist and educate patients with the selection of frames, contact lenses and lens enhancements based on the patient’s prescription and specific needs.
  6. Process eyeglass and contact lens orders, which includes pricing, measuring, collecting money, coding and documenting patient charts.
  7. Perform optical billing functions and enter data into appropriate systems.
  8. Teach new contact lens wearer how to insert, remove, clean and care for lenses.
  9. Repair and adjust eyeglasses while ensuring patient satisfaction.
  10. Maintain inventory of contact lenses, eyeglass frames, accessories, tools and office supplies.
  11. Provide office support by answering incoming calls, scheduling appointments and checking in patients for appointments.
  12. Maintain clean, organized and stocked eyeglass displays.
  13. Works with PRC Program to arrange patient referrals to other providers as needed. Maintain follow-up system to those referred.
  14. Assists ophthalmologist when onsite.
  15. Assist with school vision screenings as needed.
  16. Reconcile payments, deposits and sales the same day they occur.
  17. Other job related duties as assigned by the supervisor



  1. Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of ocular photography, including fundus photography.
  3. Knowledge of diabetes and how it affects the retina.
  4. Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic math.
  5. Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs in a Windows environment.
  6. Skill in performing ocular screening examinations, and visual acuity testing, using ETDRS or other standardized means.
  7. Ability and willingness to provide strong customer service.
  8. Ability to operate and use a keratometer, lensometer, visual field analyzer, topographer, fundus camera, HRT, NCT tonometer, pupilometer, JVN machine, and auto refractor.
  9. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  10. Ability to utilize, calibrate, configure and/or troubleshoot testing systems and instruments.
  11. Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  12. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  13. Ability to obtain First Aid Certification and CPR certification (if required).
  14. Must adhere to strict confidentiality in all matters and complete Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training.



(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. One of the following:
  3. Eye Care Related Diploma from an accredited College or University; two (2) years of work experience in patient history, visual screening, retinal photography, visual field analyzing, NCT tonometer and contact lenses; or
  4. Certification through a National Eye Care Association with two (2) years of work experience in patient history, visual screening, retinal photography, visual field analyzing, blood glucose monitoring and contact lenses
  5. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  6. An Optometric Assistant Certification preferred.





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