Provide primary eye care for outpatients: Responsible for testing vision sharpness, prescribes corrective lenses, and is an expert in handling equipment that is used to examine the eyes of the patient. Perform thorough routine eye examinations. Provides solutions to patients with eye disorders.
- Provide outpatient care for patients with eye-related disorders and conditions.
- Conduct eye exams using optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretation.
- Determine each patient's visual acuity, field of vision and hand-eye coordination.
- Diagnose and treat ocular disease
- Identify eye health safety factors that could impact vision, such as working around chemicals or in front of a computer
- Evaluate eye defects
- Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and care options.
- Prescribe, fit, and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids.
- Take detailed medical histories for all patients, including current and past prescription medications.
- Develop treatment plans
- Advise patients about proper eye hygiene and care.
- Maintain accurate medical files.
- Direct staff and assist in the development of the overall practice.
- Adheres to the organizations mission, vision and values.
- Adheres to the organization’s policies regarding time and attendance.
- Complies with accepted dress code and maintains a professional image.
- Demonstrates reliability and trustworthiness.
- Manages time and other resources to meet established goals within the agreed upon time frames.
- Demonstrates flexibility in the acceptance and completion of work assignments.
- Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities.
- Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.
Observes the Health Care System’s compliance policies.
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from an accredited Optometry program
Active PA state Optometry license
Valid CPR license
Essential Skills & Experience:
- Two years of optometrist experience required
- Applied understanding of general principles of optometry and best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related disorders and conditions
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to patients of diverse backgrounds
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
- General computer proficiency
Demonstrated problem solving skills and multitasking ability
- This position requires compliance with Health Center’s written standards, including its Standards of Conduct and policies and procedures (“Written Standards”). Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the employee’s regular performance evaluation.
- Failure to comply with Health Center’s Written Standards, which may include the failure to report any conduct or event that potentially violates legal or compliance requirements or Health Center’s Written Standards, will be met by the enforcement of disciplinary action, up to and including possible termination, in accordance with Health Center’s Compliance Program Policy and Procedure: Addressing Instances of Non-Compliance Through Appropriate Disciplinary Actions.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.