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Optometry Assistant

Republic, Missouri
Job Type
19 May 2023

Optometry Assistant

Full Time, 36 hours per week

Will offer on the job training.

We offer competitive salary, benefits (including medical, dental, vision), retirement, PTO, and recognize 9 paid holidays.

If you are a compassionate professional who provides exceptional quality care, Jordan Valley is for you! We are Missouri's largest Federally Qualified Health Center founded in 2003 and we serve 75,000 patients each year. The mission of Jordan Valley is to improve the health of our community by providing high-quality and accessible medical, dental, and behavioral health services to Southwest MO. We're collaborative and believe in always going above and beyond as part of our commitment to deliver excellent care to our community!

Job Overview:

The Optometry Assistant will perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of the optometrist. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Optometry Assistant clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, run pre- tests for ocular tonometry and auto refractor, assist patient with picking frames or contact lenses, and perform glasses fittings.


Enters patient information on schedule, creates electronic chart, bills out services properly and records patient's medical history.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
Show patients to examination rooms and prepare them for the physician.
Explain treatment procedures, or optometrist' instructions to patients.
Help optometrist examine and treat patients, handing them instruments or materials and assisting as needed.
Responsibly follows the Clinic Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
All other duties as assigned.


Our benefits are designed to encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Health (Both HSA and FSA options and access to our Telemedicine program)
Free dental and life insurance, and long term disability. Affordable rates for family dental and life insurance.
403b retirement match on the 1st of the month after 30 days.
Employee Assistance Program
Day One PTO Accrual
9 Paid Holidays
Free On Site Fitness Facility at our Springfield Tampa Clinic

Required Qualifications:

Current BLS Certification (Can obtain through Jordan Valley).
Covid vaccine required for all new employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.
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  • Job Reference: 1010170962-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Jordan Valley Community Health Center
  • Location: Republic, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent