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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Ophthalmology is seeking a 100% Optician I to provide all services associated with a retail optical dispensary.



Customer Sales:

·         Provide direct customer sales.

·         Enter all sales data completely and accurately into point-of-sale terminal.

·         Maintain the optical dispensary’s cleanliness and appearance for display of goods and equipment.

·         Maintain smooth customer flow during hours of operation.

·         Monitor wait time for service and for goods ordered - keeping customers informed on what we are doing to resolve any problems.

·         Provide best possible eyewear solution that is responsive to each customer's needs.

·         Handle customer relations.


Clinical Care:

·         Measure pupillary distance in order to correctly center lenses.

·         Perform lensometry in order to confirm prescription, duplicate present glasses, verify prism and bifocal corrections.

·         Assist in selection of spectacle frames and lenses.

·         Answer telephone inquiries from customers regarding prescription eyewear.

·         Use lens clock to confirm that the base curve is correctly prescribed.

·         Fit, confirm, adjust, repair and dispense eyewear.

·         Maintain technical competency by participating in continuing education for technical, merchandising and sales.


Inventory Control and Product Promotion:

·         Maintain the optical dispensary’s database.

·         Select and promote products to customers.



·         Act as a resource/consultant for customers.

·         Educate consumers on proper fit and use of new lenses during adjustment phase including what to expect from their lenses.


Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®


Percent of Time: between 50% - 100%

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p

Location: UIHC, Iowa City

Rotations: N/A

Salary: $36,026 – $54,503

Pay Level: 24

Required Qualifications

·         A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Some (6 months – 1 year) experience as a full service optician

·         Basic computer skills

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Desirable Qualifications

·         Customer Service


Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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