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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Number: SRGV5348
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide full-service outpatient care for newly written eyewear prescriptions, assist the Optometrist in the outpatient setting, perform adjustments in equipment refraction as indicated, and participate in patient teaching in proper use of spectacles and contact lenses.

Description of Duties:
• Assists Optometrist within the outpatient setting.
• Assists clients with insertion, removal, care and education of contact lenses.
• Uses lensometers or lens analyzers to determine current lens prescriptions for clients.
• Assists clients to select appropriate frames and in the style/color desired and coordinates frames & client measurements to the optical prescription. May require making specific recommendations to client based on the received prescription. Advises clients in proper wearing and care for lenses.
• Uses appropriate technology to take client measurements including bridge & eye size, vertex distance, pupillary distance, temple length, optical eye center for glass size.
• Prepares work orders and communicates with optical laboratories that relate to the grinding & mounting of lenses for the chosen frames.
• Verifies finished lens/frames match the optical prescription & order placed. May require verification from prescribing optometrist/ophthalmologist. Documents same as instructed.
• Makes adjustments to frames/lens position to fit a client’s facial structure, shape or reshape frames by heating, shaping, or bending plastic & metal frames as required for proper fit.
• Arranges and maintains optical merchandise displays. Maintains and tracks all inventory by regular ordering and purchases. Verifies all merchandise received and properly submits quantity receipts. May assist in submitting client insurance for purchases.
• Maintains records of client prescriptions, payments and work orders sent to laboratories.
• Sells contact lenses, glasses, sunglasses, and other stocked optical merchandise. Maintains records of all sales and submits them to revenue cycle as indicated. Maintains data on inventory and sales.
• May be required to provide coverage at other clinical sites as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Special supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Direct supervision of assigned staff, if given.

Required Education:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:


Required Experience:
One (1) year of optometry office experience with associated retail lenses experience.

Preferred Experience:
Bilingual (English - Spanish)

Use of standard office equipment. All optical equipment including lensometer and all other optical equipment as required for office practice. Inventory management with documenting received merchandise and managing merchandise display. Use of inventory system/software daily.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.

Skills in optometry generally obtained by on the job training and optometry office settings. Knowledge of lensometers and associated eye equipment commonly used in the outpatient office. Excellent customer service skills. Bilingual, preferred. Ability to multi-task, maintain organization within the work setting, and function within a team setting.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 09/20/2021
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at for detailed contact information.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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