Optician, Eye Care Department

Job Requisition #: JR58285

End Date: 8/19/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking for an Optician at the Optometry Health Care Center located in Newark, DE.

ChristianaCare's experienced, award-winning optometrists specialize in the treatment, diagnosis and management of eye diseases and disorders. We provide a full range of eye-care services, including: comprehenseive eye examinations for adults and children, prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses, treatment of eye diseases and injuries, diabetic eye care, laser vision correction, and treatment for glaucoma, cataracts, retina and macular degeneration, and other ailments.


  • Maintains and manages frame inventory, contact lens inventory and optical accessories stock in a cost-effective manner.
  • Assist patients in choosing appropriate spectacle frames and ophthalmic lenses given the patient's prescriptive, occupational, avocation and safety needs.
  • Performs anatomical measurements for fitting of frame and lenses to ensure optimal optical performance.
  • Orders ophthalmic materials in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Prior to dispensing, verifies spectacles or contact lenses comply with FDA or ANSI standards and tolerances.
  • Performs spectacle adjustment, modifications and repairs to ensure proper fit and function.
  • Manages all ophthalmic good that are returned, defective, abandoned or expired.  Is responsible for returning or exchanging goods in an efficient and verifiable manner to ensure least amount of lost revenue and/or expense to the department.
  • Fits and dispenses contact lenses within the scope allowed by state regulations. 
  • solve optical design and fabrication problems for high and unusual prescriptions and accurate measurements for the proper fitting of contact lenses or multi-focal spectacle prescriptions
  • Performs in-office contact lens modification, cleaning and verification.
  • Maintains proper documentation of services performed in the patient's health record with SOAP format.  Is responsible for keeping staff appraised of new products and services.
  • Adheres to HCC Eyecare Department policies and procedures regarding sale of products, pricing, fee collection, billing, discounts, and purchasing.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality by following policies and procedures.
  • Performs tasks assigned by the Department Head when indicated.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.  Reports to the appropriate personnel, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.


  • High School diploma/equivalent required. 
  • Certified Optician. Must have completed the National Opticianry Competency Examination (NOCE) through the American Board of Opticianry.
  • Associate degree in opticianry or related field is preferred.
  • A resume is required to be submitted in order to be considered for this position.


EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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