Kaiser Permanente Dispensing Optician (Temporary, Seattle) in Seattle, Washington

Provide technical and patient care support to the Optometry and Ophthalmology Department and Doctors through participation as a member of the Eye Care Service Line team. Sell, fit, dispense, measure, adjust and fabricate eyeglasses, contact lenses and other optical devices in accordance with written prescriptions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collect and Analyze Data: Analyze and interpret prescriptions, collect and interpret data, and maintain customer/ patient records.

  • Fit and Dispense spectacles, lenses, and other ophthalmic devices: Identify customer/ patient visual requirements, need and wants, recommend and demonstrate eyewear and ophthalmic products, take measurements, order products, dispense eyewear, and provide follow-up services. Fit and dispensing contacts lenses: Obtain customer/patient history, identify visual requirements, need and wants, Discuss and explain options and recommend lens types, take measurements, determine lens type and parameters, insert trail lenses, evaluate findings of trail lenses, order products, educate customer/patient on all aspects of lens wear and care, provide follow-up assessment and services.

  • Fabricate ophthalmic products: Perform mathematical calculations, obtain materials, process materials, and verify finish products.

  • Operate and Maintain ophthalmic equipment.

  • Perform administrative duties: Maintain inventories, perform third party claims processing and filing, maintain MSDS files, perform bookkeeping duties, and provide customer service.

Basic Qualifications:


N/A Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Washington State Dispensing Optician License is required by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of optical and basic medical terminology.

  • Computer skills in a MS Windows environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Optical dispensary, ophthalmology/optometry practice or other optical related experience.

  • Graduate of an accredited optician program.


TITLE: Dispensing Optician (Temporary, Seattle)

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.