The Optometric Assistant is a dynamic role central to enhancing patient care and clinic efficiency. Responsibilities span from patient reception and scheduling to ophthalmic testing, as per the scope of practice of the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA) certification. The role also encompasses managing the dispensary, assisting with frame and lens selection, and overseeing adjustments and repairs. Ideal for a candidate with strong organizational and customer service skills, this position offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to patient care while supporting the clinic's operational, educational and revenue goals in a stimulating professional environment.
This position is contingent on funding.
Patient/Administrative Records Maintenance
Payments/Supplies & Inventory Maintenance
Clinic Staff, Optometrist and Student Support
Patient Safety & Quality Assurance
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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