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Optician/Optometric Assistant

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID347243

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyLR-Technical

Full/Part TimePart-Time


Job Code4913

Employee ClassAFSCME Unit 7 - Technical

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General Statement of Responsibilities:Assist patients in choosing eyewear as well as dispensing and adjusting glasses. This position is 30 hours a week

  • No nights or weekends
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid Vacation and sick time
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • MSRS pension plan
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition Detailed Job Responsibilities:
    • Maintaining optical inventory,
    • Assisting patients with frame and lens selection
    • Dispensing glasses to patients, making adjustments, and troubleshooting to resolve any problems that our patients may be having with their eyeglasses.


      Required Qualifications:
      • Three years of opticianry experience with or without certification from the American Board of Opticians or equivalent certifying agency.
      • Experience in retail optical with fitting glasses etc.
      • Experience with optical terminology and optical equipment.
      • Excellent communications skills. Must be excellent at multitasking and computer skills.
      • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion. Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

          About the Department

          About Boynton Health, Eye ClinicBoynton.umn.eduBoynton Health, a nationally recognized leader in college health, is transforming health and academic success for students. Our mission is to create a healthy community by working with students, faculty and staff to achieve physical, emotional and social well-being. Boynton provides comprehensive health care to students, faculty and staff. Boynton conducts significant outreach efforts including student-led health promotion in the areas of sexual health, nutrition and stress management. It conducts a comprehensive survey of college students to give postsecondary institutions a look at the health of their students. And it conducts community-based public health initiatives to support the health of everyone on campus.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


          The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

          Employment Requirements

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

          Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

          About the U of M

          The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

Keywords: University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Optician/Optometric Assistant, Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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