Rio Grande Valley
May 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SRGV3910 Working Title OPTICAL TECHNICIAN (Jackson) Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Department School of Medicine / Clinical Affairs FTE 1.0 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.
•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


Employment Category Full-Time Minimum Salary Commensurate with Experience Posted Salary Commensurate with Experience Position Available Date 05/14/2019 Grant Funded Position No If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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

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. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-2451 and/or [email protected]

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.

Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21133 Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  2. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Reference Letter 1
  4. Reference Letter 2
  5. Reference Letter 3
  6. Certifications and Licenses
  7. Training Certificates
  8. Other Document
  9. List of 3 References
  10. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  12. Letter of Interest
  13. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  14. Additional Document

Similar jobs

Similar jobs