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Optometric Technician

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Optometric Technician
Working Title Administrative Optometric Tech
Department Optometry
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433713
Summary of Duties

Administrative Optometric Technician will triage phone calls, in person patient encounters and secure messaging, detailing visual and ocular complaints and make independent decisions regarding scheduling appointments in the appropriate service; arranges and verifies insurance coverage; assists with patients arrival, communicates with other medical providers regarding patient care and referrals; supports Medical Records Department daily operations in accordance with state/federal regulations and college/university procedures governing medical records handling; understands HIPAA and data entry of confidential patient information; performs Release of Information duties in a secure and confidential manner; prepares and reviews medical records and prescriptions for completeness and accuracy; archives and purges medical records; manages spectacle, contact lens, and medication/medication refill requests from patients and attendings; scans documents/images into EHR and conducts quality reviews; delivers and retrieves records and manages supplies as needed; may assume other Medical Records duties in absence of manager; processes patient billing and coding sheets for accurate optometric procedures and diagnostic codes; understands and explains eye examination procedures and fees to patients, answers patient prescription related questions and patient questions based on medical record information; may order and dispense ophthalmic prescriptions, adjust spectacles and optometric aids and other optometric duties as necessary; may perform any of these duties in Patient Reception, Medical Records, Vision Rehabilitation, Binocular Vision/Pediatrics, Vision Therapy, Advanced Ocular Care or the Eyewear Gallery; performs other Administrative duties as needed.

Additional Information for Applicants:
Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Two year college degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

One year of experience in optometric or health care setting; graduate of two year optometric technician program, optician or apprentice optician; knowledge of practice management software; understanding of medical and administrative procedures; positive attitude and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Target Salary $12.10 - $13.00 Hourly
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/11/2017
Posting End Date 11/26/2017
Dept Contact Name Oyer,Kimberly A
Dept Contact Phone 614/247-8802
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Select the box which best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
    • No Response
  2. * Select the box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 or more years
    • No Response
  3. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  5. * Do you have at least one year of experience in optometric or health care setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you a graduate of a two year optometric technician program, optician or apprentice optician?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other