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SBVC Volunteer Optometry Assistant – Goleta, CA

Reports to: Director of SBVC and Domestic Programs

The Volunteer Optometry Assistant provides assistive services and support to the Optometrist in the delivery of patient-focused eye care. Balances multiple priorities to complete assigned tasks in a team-oriented environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prepares examination and pre-screening rooms by cleaning and setting up equipment and instruments, and stocking and arranging appropriate supplies.
  • Greets and escorts patients to pre-screening, examination, or treatment room and instructs and/or assists patients in preparation for scheduled procedures.
  • Pre-screens patients for vision examination and contact lens visits. Including completion of appropriate case history in relation to chief complaint, past and present ocular history, family history, systemic illness, allergies and medications, visual acuity test, auto-refraction test, auto-keratometry, and pupillary screening.
  • Ability to efficiently manage patient flow to correspond with optometry appointment types and timelines.
  • Performs automated visual fields as directed following established policies and procedures.
  • Assists Optometrist inpatient data documentation as needed and appropriate.
  • Performs routine clerical and reception duties as directed, including filing progress sheets, completing patient visit records, copying, faxing and light typing as required.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, cooperative relations when interacting with other personnel, and the public.
  • May perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
  • Ability to speak Spanish.
  • Ability to conduct recent visual fields, and other vision screening.
  • Optical and vision service background including customer service/retail experience a plus.
  • Ability to demonstrate inter-personal skills, oral and written communication skills; must meet attendance requirements/standards.
  • Ability to efficiently manage patient flow to correspond with optometry appointment types and timelines.

Hours Per Month – 16
Workdays: Every other Tuesday (twice a month)
Work Hours: 08:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Student Volunteer Credits Given

To Apply:

Submit your application on our volunteers page or email us at volunteers@seeintl.org.