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Published: July 12, 2023

Licensed Optician

Fort St. John, BC, Canada | Full Time

North Peace Optometry Clinic

North Peace Optometry Clinic is looking for Optician to join our busy team in Fort St John, BC.

About us:

Our clinic has been serving the north for over 40 years. We are a locally owned, family-oriented practice dedicated to offering the best vision care services, contacts and eye wear for individuals and families in our community. NPOC has 4 amazing optometrists. We specialize in everything from comprehensive eye exams to contact lenses and more. We have the only vision therapy clinic in the Peace Region.

With hundreds of frames our eyewear boutique has something for everyone.

Job Summary:

As an Optician, you will be working with our Optical Team fitting patients with proper lenses/frames, completing adjustments and repairs while providing them world class service and enhancing their quality of life. The ideal candidate takes pride in their work, possesses a successful track record in sales, exceptional customer service, and can build relationships with people from all walks of life and is genuinely passionate about helping people. Optical experience is required for this position. This position is a long-term position with lots of opportunity.

What do we expect from an Optician?

  • Help patients choose frames that work best with their face shape, personality, style and need.
  • Understand a patient's visual needs and recommends a lens that will provide the best vision for them.
  • Take measurements on lenses that can be made correctly for each patient.
  • Uses different techniques in fitting patients with special visual needs.
  • Create eyewear orders to send to labs and receiving them to dispense to patients.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as receiving payments, patient billings, recalls, document management and data collection. We are seeking an experienced optical candidate with the right attitude who is self driven, friendly, flexible, and adaptable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help patients choose frames that work best with their face shape, personality, style and need.
  • Understands a patient's visual needs and recommends a lens that will provide the best vision for them.
  • Take measurements on lenses that can be made correctly for each patient.
  • Uses different techniques in fitting patients with special visual needs.
  • Creates eyewear orders to send to labs and receiving them to dispense to patients.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as receiving payments, patient billings, document management and data collection.
  • Keep the boutique clean and well organized; maintain all patient charts in an organized manner; update all patient information in the electronic medical record system (EMR) upon completion of each visit/call.
  • Always provide excellent customer service!
  • With a focus on team leadership, business growth, and fostering a positive work environment, you will contribute to the continued success and reputation of the practice.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve issues.

We are seeking an experienced optician candidate with the right attitude who is self driven, friendly, flexible, and adaptable.

Skills:

  • Proven work experience as an Optician; experience as an assistant or similar role is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of optical equipment.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • We will train you on how to use our computerized medical records system (EHR) to enter data into the system e.g., create lab orders, schedule appointments etc.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

What we offer as a licensed optician:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Health spending account and vision benefits.
  • Positive workplace culture based on values of collaboration, respect, knowledge, and community.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Comprehensive training.
  • Permanent Full-time hours: 35-40 per week.
  • We use the latest clinical technology and offer a full range of top-quality products that you will be proud to offer.
  • We offer opportunities towards attendance of industry events and Opticianry development training programs.
  • We will be cover 100% of your OAC membership and licensing renewal fees.
  • 5 paid sick days.

All applicants must be available to work within the hours of 7am-7pm Monday to Friday. Must be authorized to work in Canada.

Schedule:

• 7–8-hour shift

• Day shift

• Evening shift

• Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus Pay
  • Incentives

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