Oregon Health & Science University

Optician - Trainee (Longview, Washington)

Job Locations US-WA-Longview
Requisition ID
Position Category
Optical Services
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology in Longview, Washington
Salary Range
$23.93-$28.39/hour, depending on experience. Relocation package will be offered if willing to move.
Monday through Friday
Hours to be determined by manager
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

This position assists the Optical Shop Director in providing high-quality service and products in the area of eyewear at the Casey Eye Institute Optical location in Longview, WA.


Relocation package will be offered if willing to move.


Note: This is a Trainee Position. Candidates American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) cerified or willing to be certified are strongly encourged to apply. 

Function/Duties of Position

Fit, adjust, and dispense eyeglasses, assuring the accuracy of prescription. Advise patient/guardians on features and benefits of frame choice and lens design. Verify insurance eligibility and process patient payments. Maintain clear communication with prescribing physicians and CEI departments.

Computer data entry to maintain patient and product database in optical software system.

Miscellaneous duties as assigned by Director of Optical Shop.

Required Qualifications

Requires 5 years experience as an optician or equivalent combination of experience and training.  Depending upon state law, Medicare requires optician licensure and/or board certification by the American Board of Opticianary.

• For OHSU locations based in Washington - The State of Washington requires an Optician to be licensed under certain working conditions. When OHSU determines that licensure is required, a 5% differential in pay will be provided to the assigned individual for all hours worked.

Work experience in a medical office setting, including high volume direct patient contact.  Highly motivated self-starter with strong work ethic, able to manage competing priorities and meet deadline, system, and patient needs. Demonstrated evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills. Consistently professional presentation, dress, and appearance desired. Strong relationship-building skills with patients, health plans, providers, staff, management.  Exceptional customer service skills - both in person and on the phone.  Exceptional interpersonal skills - able to resolve conflicts and to problem solve between parties.  Patient advocacy skills - evaluate patient concerns for timely resolution.  Sensitivity to patient needs.  Training and skills in fitting glasses and adjusting frames are required. Proficient in network computer applications using Windows, WP.  Proficient typing skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to work independently; willingness to serve as a positive and professional role model.  Must have demonstrated record of reliable attendance, punctuality, and proven successful performance in past and present. 

In states that do not license opticians, American Board of Opticianry certification is required.  BLS certification at the provider level through the American Heart Association is required.

Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma or GED preferred.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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