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Optical Technician

Optical Technician

ATTACHMENT 3( x) Page 1 of 2
OPTICAL TECHNICIAN

Rev. 1/15/20

Note: The terms Con tractor, Contract Provider and O ptical Technician /Optician shall mean the provider
or providers of care throughout this document.

1. Scope of Work . The Contractor shall supply an individual to provide personal medical services to
all Active Duty beneficiaries within the capabilities normally granted to an Opt ical Technician .

A. The Opt ical Technician shall meet or exceed the industry standards in accordance with
esta blished principles, pract ices and ethics of the Optician profession. The standards of
performance for all employees provided by the contractor shall reflect the degree and care, skill
and learning expected of a reasonably prudent heal thcare provider in the Optician profession in
the state of their practice.

B. The Opt ical Technician will provide professional service, instruction and supervision to
U.S. Coast Guard locations specified in the Performance Work Statement (PWS)
(Attachment 1).

2. Qualifications . The provider of Optician service s shall possess and maintain for the duration of this
agreement:

A. High School Diploma or equivalent
B. Certificate of completion or an associate’s degree from an accredited s chool of Opticianry ; or
Certification from a military opticianry program (i.e. Tri -Service Optician School) ''C'' school
C. A current unrestricted active license to practice as an optician, optical technician, or optical
dispenser from one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Pu erto Rico, Guam, or the U. S. Virgin
Islands;
D. A current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider by the
American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety and Health
Institute (ASHI), or the Am erican College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP);
E. A minimum of two (2) years recent experience (immediately precedin g the submission of this
offer)

3. Credential Review . The contractor shall submit the following credentials in order to be evaluated
for technica l acceptability.

A. A current curriculum vitae including AT LEAST the following information:

(1) Social security number;
(2) Date of birth (to be used only for the purposes of independent query of the NPDB);
(3) Degrees earned;
(4) Career history;
(5) Professional Training/Courses attended in the past two years;
(6) Professional organization affiliations and memberships;
(7) Previous work references including name of organization, number of years services rendered,
address and name of point of contact with telephone number;
(8) Awards and certifications received.

ATTACHMENT 3( x) Page 2 of 2
OPTICAL TECHNICIAN

Rev. 1/15/20

B. Copies of:

(1) Certificate of completion or an associate’s degree from an accredited school of Opticianry; or
Certification from a military opticianry program (i.e. Tri -Service Optician School) ''C'' school
(2) A current unrestricted active license to practice as an optician, optical technician, or optical
dispenser from one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Pu erto Rico, Guam, or the U. S.
Virgin Islands;
(3) Evidence of immunity to Hepatitis “A” and “B” and evidence of freedom from chronic
communicable disease(s) i.e., HIV, TB and Sexual transmitted diseases (within 30 days
of start of work) ;
(4) A current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) for the Health Care Provider by
the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), American Safety &
Health Institute (ASHI) or the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP);
(5) At least three (3) letter s of recommendation from recent employers addressing dental hygiene
services.

4. Professional Services . The Contractor shall perform a full range of professional Opt ician concepts
and practices on site using Government furnished facilities, equipment and supplies for a variety of
patients. All aspects of Optometry service shall be commensurate with the capabilities of the
provider and the Medical Department including but not limited to the items listed below; and in PWS.

A. Collect detailed h istory and complete required documentation .
B. Us e of vision testers, and other optometry equipment to complete u naided and aided distant and
near visual acuity and c olor vision testing
C. Assists patients in the selection and ordering of proper fitting standard and safety eye wear frames.
D. Takes detailed measurements including pupillary distance and segment height.
E. Adjusts eyeglasses for proper fit.
F. Verifies eyeglasses using lensometer.
G. Perf orms minor eyeglass repairs.
H. Obtains release forms and maintains patient medical records documentation.
I. Receives and directs patients, answers routine inquiries and makes referrals.
J. Determines nature of inquiry and visitors, and other requesting informatio n, guidance or referral
for special assistance.
K. Performs supervised technical procedures to provide optometrists and ophthalmologists with
information and data necessary to assist with delivery of comprehensive eye vision care services.
L. Utilizes proper inf ection control practices before and after each patient use in addition to following
standard protocol for hand hygiene.
M. Monitors patients for adverse reactions and takes corrective action based on established policy;
N. Maintains excellent rapport with other clinical staff, prosthetics department, and contracted
vendors and participates in clinical staff communication and training efforts.
O. Performs other related duties as necessary.
P. Prepare and submit appropriate documentation as specified in applicable regulations.
Q. Instruction of clinic staff on an ad hoc basis

5. Hours of Performance . The contractor shall provide all aspects of personal Opt ician services at
locations in the PWS (Attachment 1) and hours specified by the Clinic Administrator.

Optical Technician

Cape May, NJ 08204
Full Time
Early Career (2+ yrs experience)

Published on 09/23/2022

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