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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 3, 2022
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  • Sigma Consult is a key player in business consulting and advisory services within Nigeria with focus on the healthcare industry. We bridge gaps between inputs and outputs thereby increasing the productivity of its clients.
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    Optician

    We’re seeking an experienced Optician or Dispensing Optician, who’ll be responsible for helping customers achieve the right type of eyeglasses, lense shape or contact lenses in accordance with their eyesight or eye conditions. Their duties include communicating with other eye care professionals to receive prescriptions and send them to Laboratory Technicians, providing customers with sample frames to fit their prescriptions and maintaining accurate customer data regarding their current or updated prescriptions.

    Responsibilities:

    Clinical

    • Measure, fit, adapt, adjust and repair eyewear.
    • Evaluate customer’s facial structure to determine proper frame and fit;
    • Discuss customer’s needs, occupation and hobbies to determine best lenses to suit lifestyle
    • Repair frames by replacing hinges, nosepads or temples.
    • Manufacture lenses in on-site finishing lab (when possible) to measurements taken.
    • Prepare and deliver work orders to the laboratory for lens grinding and eyewear fabrication, as needed.
    • Verify quality and measurements of materials returned from the lab.
    • Maintain knowledge and awareness of current trends in eyewear and ophthalmic lens technology.
    • Maintain a neat and orderly appearance to the dispensary at all times.
    • Participate in student education.
    • Order, verify and receive credits for ophthalmic lenses, eyewear and contact lenses.
    • Contact patients regarding their materials (i.e., spectacles, contact lenses) which have arrived.
    • Work with patients to provide patient education on how to use their new eyewear.

    Administrative/Fiscal

    • Supervise optometric technicians.
    • Place all orders for lab materials and/or other maintenance items, or supervise other personnel in this.
    • Maintain inventory of eyewear, accessories and supplies, along with the rationale for the ordering and selling of selected eyewear products.
    • Work with representatives of frame manufacturers to determine appropriate frames to purchase for population served.
    • Negotiate responsible and favorable prices for lab and frame products and services.
    • Reconcile statements from suppliers for purchases made.
    • Establish pricing at the retail level for all eyewear products and accessories.
    • Assist patients in the selection of eyewear appropriate to their ability to pay.
    • Counsel patients with third party insurance as to the specifics of their coverage, including (but not limited to) patient’s responsibility, time for filing, etc.
    • Maintain patient information on database.
    • Provide data for analyses of profit-loss margin of optical services.
    • Assist in the establishment and/or revision of guidelines, policies and warranties regarding the dispensary.
    • Inventory frames and accessories 3-4 times a year at all sites.
    • Work with patients when they are not satisfied with their purchase.
    • May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
    • Liaising with sales representatives from vision care product suppliers
    • With further training, fitting contact lenses and giving advice on their care and use.
    • Taking frame and facial measurements to ensure correct fit and positioning.
    • Interpreting optical prescriptions written by optometrists or ophthalmologists.
    • Checking lenses on delivery to ensure that they meet the required specifications.

    Requirement:

    • Minimum of 8 years proven work experience as an Optician.
    • A license or certification to practice as an Optician
    • Training and certification in fitting contact lenses.
    • A degree in related field

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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