Job ID: 215968236

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The Optometrist, reporting to Optometry Director, will perform routine eye exams. This includes diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the visual system. Supports and follows the CARE model.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducting routine eye examinations, including visual field tests
  • Diagnose and provide appropriate vision treatment plan to patient including discussion and explanation of treatment plan with patient and/or guardian
  • Educate patients and guardians on the importance of maintaining proper vision health
  • Communicate with the optical technician and/or patient coordinator regarding patient treatment plans
  • Prescribe Medications as necessary and appropriate
  • Execution of proper follow up and continued care of patients involved in multistep treatment plans, particularly for those patients referred for specialty care
  • Assists in outside specialist referrals
  • Responsible for taking preliminary case history including current medical and ocular conditions and drug allergies.
  • Performs pre-testing with assessment of visual acuities, pupils, eye muscle alignment, visual fields, color vision, depth perception, tonometry, and pupillary distance
  • Instills eye drops for purpose of dilation
  • Assists patients in frame selection
  • Makes adjustment to frame and lens position to fit patients facial structure by heating, shaping or bending frames
  • Repairs damaged frames
  • Perform and document repairs, calibration and testing of equipment
  • Maintains inventory of materials and cleans instruments
  • Assists patient with insertion, removal and care of contact lenses
  • Arrange and maintain optical displays
  • Use lensometers to determine and /or verify lens prescriptions
  • Verify finished lens spectacles match the optical prescription
  • Ensures optical room is properly disinfected and set up for patient
  • Other Duties as assigned

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Diploma from accredited School of Optomerty
  • Licensed to practice in the practicing state
  • Continuing Education (CE) as required by state
  • Current CPR certification

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Moderate physical activity; requires handling average-weight objects up to 10-15 pounds
  • Standing, sitting and/or walking more than 4 hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposer to potentially dangerous material and situations that following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.

** In accordance with DentaQuests Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQs Compliance Officer. **

DentaQuests Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.

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