As one of the Top 50 eye care practices in the country, Westminster Eyecare Associates clearly understands that you are the most important resource in our service commitment to our patients. We live our values through every level of the company and never forget why we are here…for our patients to “See Life’s Special Moments, More Clearly.”
Would you like to have a career with true work-life harmony? One where you can feel empowered and safe to express your ideas? A work family where you could create an environment of teamwork and positivity? Somewhere to have the opportunity to continuously learn and grow? A workplace where you are involved in the planning of the work that actually affects you? Our work environments are beautiful, and our optometric technology is state-of-the-art. We invite you to explore our organization.
The Associate Optometrist functions as the primary eye care provider for the practice. This includes growing into a leadership role, mentoring and educating staff members, and aligning with our vision of being the most loved and trusted eye care practice in the community.
We are THE WECARE GROUP, and our mission is to help our patients and each other “See Life’s Special Moments, More Clearly”. We are aligned in our pursuit to see every team member reach their personal, professional, and financial goals through the work we do together. Our core values are the backbone of our business and guide our hiring process: we are Accountable, Aligned, Ethical, Excellent, Community Focused, and Results Driven.
- Conduct full-scope ethical eye exams using optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretation.
- Diagnose and medically treat ocular disease.
- Properly prescribe, fit, and adjust eyeglasses.
- Properly fit and prescribe contact lenses.
- Help coordinate emergency referrals to specialists.
- Effectively communicate with optical associates to maximize optical sales through proper education.
- Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and care options.
- Answer questions and provide advice to patient community regarding vision and overall ocular health.
- Establish an excellent doctor/patient relationship which will foster a high patient retention rate and build a strong patient base.
- Provide guidance and leadership to fellow staff members and work well in a group setting while fostering a positive work culture.
- Assist in the development of the overall practice through accountability and driving results.
- Be a respected leader in the community.
- Align all work-related decisions with our Mission, Vision, and Core Values
- Conduct all services in accordance with Company protocols and the optometric standard of care.
- Demonstrates superior emotional intelligence with colleagues and patients
- Electronic health record experience
- Ability to prioritize work
- Problem solving and decision-making skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; utilize R3s before staff meetings
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with staff members and patients, HIPAA compliant
- Collaborate with doctors by keeping a finger ‘on the pulse’ of patient experience
- Keep current with optometric technology and research to best serve the patients
- Accurately code eye examinations and procedures in coordination with office billing and insurance protocols.
- Follows all company policy and procedures to ensure safety and security of the business.
- Maintains the organization and cleanliness of the building.
- Proper interpretation and reporting of diagnostic testing including Optos, OCT, VF, topography, pachymetry, corneal hysteresis, meibography, retinal and anterior segment photography, punctal plug insertion, corneal and conjunctival FB removal, K epithelial debridement, meibomian gland expression, amniotic membrane services welcome, Specialty Contact Lens Fittings/Services welcome.
- May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Doctorate in Optometry by an accredited college required
- Active Rhode Island State Optometry License (TX RX Amplified Glaucoma & Controlled Substance Registration required)
- Meets all required state standards for COPE approved hours of continuing education
- Certification CPR & BLS preferred
- Basic Medical Spanish preferred
- Ability to spend prolonged periods of time standing, sitting, or walking
- Must be able to lift at least 25lbs
- Perform work with OSHA required PPE; Including COVID19 PPE
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential requirements
- Offering Health and Dental Insurance:
- Premier PPO Coverage Plans
- Paid Holidays
- PTO Program
- Professional Training & Development Opportunities
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, THE WECARE GROUP recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, candidates, and partners.
If this position caught your eye, send us your resume! Already a WECARE GROUP candidate? Please connect directly with your recruiter to discuss this opportunity.