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Optometry Technician – 2 positions

Opening Date: January 19, 2023
Closing Date: February 2, 2023
Job Title: Optometry Technician – 2 positions
Salary/Wage: $22.37
Tribal Level: TL 113
Location: Siletz, Oregon
Classification: Full time, Non-exempt
Job Posting Number: 202285


This position assists optometrist with eye examinations, provide optical services and administrative support.  Responsible for providing optical assistance to patients, ordering vision prescriptions, routine laboratory procedures, daily bookkeeping tasks dispensing of vision hardware and accessories, maintenance of optometry room and optical including updating inventory of supplies and frames.  Development and maintenance of Optometry policies and procedures, charting of patient records, supplying orders, and assisting Optometrist as needed.


High School diploma or GED and one year experience in the medical field. Ability to: Work with a wide variety of people, and able to communicate effectively and apply good judgment and in a professional manner when interacting with tribal and community members, staff and vendors. Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Work a consistent hourly schedule determined by the clinic’s schedule. Demonstrate working knowledge of computers and office equipment, word processing skills, record keeping and inventory maintenance experience. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making. Demonstrate confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all patients and staff. Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct. Complete training necessary for limited special licenses and continuing education units if necessary. Learn and utilize electronic medical records procedures for daily tasks. Proven ability to work within the guidelines of good Optometric practice.


Assist the Optometrist with patient services. Schedule patients using NextGen. Verify phone number, insurance and physical address. Maintain a recall list and contact patients as necessary. Maintain general appearance and cleanliness of optometry office and optical. Clean and sterilize frames, implements, and diagnostic equipment to ensure quality and infection control. Prepare, replenish, and bookkeeping of necessary optometry and optical supplies. Assist patients in selecting eyeglass frames, choosing lens types, dispensing, adjusting, and repairs of hardware. Measure and fit patients for glasses including single vision, bifocals, trifocals, progressive, tints, and photochromic lenses. Pupil Dilation on patients as required. Accurately order and verify prescription of eyeglasses and contact lenses as prescribed by the Optometrist. Perform delegated optometry functions such as visual field testing, using the auto-keratometer/refractor, and verifying with the lensometerUtilize NextGen to chart all orders, billing for services and dispense all vision-related items. Instruct and train patients on proper insertion/removal of contact lenses and proper care of eyeglasses and contacts. Answer, call, send, and receive optometry information to and from other providers by means of telephone, fax machines, computers, using appropriate means to ensure patient confidentiality. Assist with the updating of optometry policies and procedures.  Collect data for quarterly reports. Other duties as assigned.

After the six-month probation the employee will be evaluated of his/her performance and at that time, it will be, decided if the employee is entitled to a regular employee status.


How to Apply

All applicants must submit a Tribal “Application for Employment Form”, found here:

Employment Application (PDF)
Apply Online

Applications must be received by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.


If applying for more than one position, separate applications will be required for each position.
The high school diploma/GED requirement will be waived for Tribal Elders

Send Applications To

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
Attn: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 549
Siletz, OR 97380

Fax number: 855-573-1032
Human Resources: 1-800-922-1399 ext. 1274

Conditions of Employment

The selectee will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use before employment.

New employees are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their first day of employment or submit a request for medical exemption to the Human Resource Manager, prior to starting employment.

May need to provide DMV Driver Record and proof of Automobile insurance.

The Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy will apply. Tribal government will not discriminate in selection because of race, creed, age, sex, color, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, membership, and non-membership in an employee organization.