Job Opening: Optometric/Optical Assistant

Optometric/Optical Assistant

We are a boutique practice focused on superior patient care and service, located downtown near King & Spadina. We are looking for the right person to join our eye care team as an optometric assistant/optician. Attention to detail and exceptional communication skill is essential. Experience in the optical industry is preferred. We are looking for a full time assistant although we would consider part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advising patients on lens and frame selections
  • Ordering glasses and contact lenses
  • Repairing and adjusting eyeglasses
  • Training contact lens patients
  • Keeping the office clean and tidy
  • Assisting the doctors as required
  • Reception and telephone handling
  • Scheduling patients on the computer
  • Responding to email inquiries
  • Preparing charts and filing
  • Calling patients to confirm their appointments
  • Billing OHIP, third-parties and patients
  • Preliminary testing of patients

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of at least a two-year post secondary certificate or diploma program or two years previous experience in an optometric office or optical
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills and work in a team environment is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office suite or similar software

Apply

Please send your contact information, a resume in PDF, MS Word or RTF format.
Applicants must be eligible to work legally in Canada.
Please note only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please our application form including your contact information, a cover letter detailing your optometric experience, and a resume (in PDF, MS Word or RTF format). And don't worry, as health care professionals we recognize and respect your privacy by complying with existing labour and privacy laws. We'll never sell or disclose, or trade your email address.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but must advise that only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted. No phone calls please.
  • Cover Letter, Resume & Work Authorization

  • Please include detailed description of your optometric or medical practice experience, and your salary expectations.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, rtf.
    Only PDF, MS Word or RTF format accepted.
    To work in Canada, you need to be legally authorized / eligible to be employed by way of:

    * being a Canadian citizen,
    * being a Candian Permanent Resident (legal immigrant status equivalent to USA Green Card), or
    * having / obtaining a employer sponsored from CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)Work Permit duly authorized in certain cases by Service Canada formerly called HRSDC (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada)

New Regulations Improve Eye Care

Photograph of woman putting in eye dropsThe Ontario Government approved a regulation today that allows Ontario’s optometrist to start prescribing medications for their patients.

“Optometrists will now be able to prescribe treatments for conditions ranging from routine bacterial eye infections to more serious diseases including glaucoma.

The change will alleviate wait times in emergency rooms and walk-in clinics for patients with eye-related problems.”

This means Dr. Heeney & Dr. Wilkinson can prescribe treatment for conditions including red eyes, infections, allergies, dry eye, glaucoma etc without having to refer you to a walk-in clinic or your family doctor. This means faster easier access to treatment when you need it.

For more information on the eye conditions that optometrists can now treat and prescribe, please visit the Ontario Association of Optometrists website at: www.eyecareoao.com.


Moving to 127 Spadina Ave

After 8 years at 25 Brant Street, we’re moving around the corner. On Monday, December 20, 2010 you can find us at our new home just around the corner at  127 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON. The new location is about 350 meters away from the old location, here’s directions in case you need help finding us.

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Feel free to stop by next week and say hello. If you have any questions feel free to contact us.