Sansum Clinic - Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: August 1, 2018

Sansum Clinic seeks an Optician for it's Optical Shop in Santa Barbara! This is initially a temporary position to go full time for the right person.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: This position uses the prescriptions ophthalmologists and optometrists write for their patients, and assists patients with selecting glasses and contacts in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBLITIES:  (This list may not include all of the responsibilities assigned.)

Assist patients in selecting eyewear.
May manufacture, assemble, adjust and fit eyewear.
Interprets prescriptions.
Consults with physicians as appropriate.
Order eyewear from laboratory, perform quality inspections, adjusts eyewear, and instructs in the maintenance of eyewear and lenses.
Maintain and conduct equipment inventory and supplies as requested.
Completes special projects as assigned.
Works as a team player supporting a variety of staff.
Displays a caring and responsive attitude and conducts all activities respecting patient, family and employee rights and expectations.
Demonstrates sound cost containment techniques.
Adheres to established safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
Maintains and evaluates own clinical expertise and practice. Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice.
Maintains certification and license requirements and submits required evidence of certification/licensure as needed.
Adheres to all policies and procedures.
Regular attendance is an essential job function
Completes annual performance and competency evaluation process with management and participates in goal setting, performance improvement and educational training as needed.
Participates in department quality improvement, clinic safety, infection control and hazardous materials programs/activities. 
Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Adheres to HIPAA regulations.
Exercises discretion and maintains high level of confidentiality.
Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS: Knowledge of clinical policies and procedures. Knowledge of clinical practices and medical terminology. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.  Ability to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, etc. Ability to adapt to varied, age-specific and/or specialized groups. Ability to understand use, function, interpret, document, and keep records. Ability to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English.  Ability to organize and prioritize work.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to reason and make sound judgments. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management, patients, medical staff, and the public. Skill in accepting constructive criticism and giving suggestions in a professional manner.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Some secondary college preferred. 
  • Employee must have a minimum of 2 years experience dispensing optical wear or in an optical laboratory. 
  • Employee must have considerable knowledge of optometry sufficient to dispense lenses and other eyewear.


Sansum Clinic

Sansum Clinic

Santa Barbara, CA

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