Optometric Aide - PART TIME - Lincoln
PERM PART TIME
Department of Correctional Services
4/30/2021 11:59 PM Central
Under limited supervision, conducts basic eye exams on inmates
confined to a correctional facility; schedules appointments with
optometrists/ophthalmologists; fits, orders, adjusts, and repairs
eyeglasses. The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS)
employs nearly 2,300 team members operating 10 institutions, which
house approximately 5,200 inmates, statewide. The department's
focus includes inmate programming and education, physical and
behavioral health care, re-entry services, and community programs,
and is accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA).
Candidates will model the NDCS Values of integrity, respect,
compassion, growth, and excellence as we accomplish our mission,
"Keep people safe." Information about the Department can be found
at: www.corrections.nebraska.gov. For Americans with Disabilities
Act (ADA) accommodations, please contact ADA Coordinator Hayden
Thomas at 402-479-5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule: 20 hours per week, M-F
Examples of Work
Conducts eye exams on all inmates entering the assigned
institution and annual exams on all inmates having a documented
need. Schedules on-site appointments for inmates with an
optometrist. Coordinates between facility and optometry diagnostic
service vendors to attain timely and technically adequate service.
Initiates inmate files and fills out forms, labels and reports.
Dispenses eye-wear and other eye related products. Fits, orders,
adjusts and repairs eyeglass frames. Maintains equipment and tool
control inventories. Performs routine and preventative maintenance
on equipment. Reviews all Inmate Interview Requests and responds
within 48 hours. Schedules emergency travel orders for contract
ophthalmologist and community hospitals. Assists NDCS medical
records department with records requests and filing.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIRED: High school education or equivalent and experience or
training in office support functions.
OTHER: Successful completion of background check. Applicants
accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams
in this order: medical exam, and at a randomly announced time, pass
a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully
complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: institutional rules and regulations; inmate rules;
tools and equipment used in eye care; computer and software
applications used on the job; Ability to: communicate effectively;
follow instructions; use a computer; establish and maintain files;
properly use equipment and tools of the job; document inmate care;
complete all required training.