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Optometrist Medical Group- Alexandria- ($50,000 Incentive)

Primary Location Alexandria, Virginia Job Number 1091724 Date posted 07/21/2022
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Description:
Job Summary:

To examine patients having full range of visual problems, diagnose visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies, and prescribe treatment as licensed and credited.  To refer patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by using a full field of optometry instruments and techniques.

  • Diagnoses visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies and prescribes treatment according to the laws of the State of Maryland, District, or Commonwealth.

  • Prescribes and fits contact lenses.

  • Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted.  Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients.

  • In the state or jurisdiction in which licensed or under the standing orders of a physician, uses diagnostic pharmaceutical agents to detect and diagnose ocular pathology.  Uses examination techniques to determine ocular signs of systemic diseases and medications.

  • Refers patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.

  • Participates in departmental and educational meetings including peer review activities within the department and medical facility.

  • Consults regularly with internal medicine, pediatrics, and ophthalmology on patient care issues.

  • Assists in implementing eye care in-service education programs for medical center staff and at patient education seminars.

  • Under the standing orders of a physician and in co-management with an ophthalmologist, evaluates and manages stated anterior segment disorders.
 


Rotating Saturdays (1 Sat per month).


Will require travel to all NOVA optometry centers based on business need. Preferred  tristate licensed (VA, MD, DC).


 


Basic Qualifications:


Experience



  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience or successful completion of accredited optometry residency program.




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Education



  • Graduation from an accredited school of Optometry required.



License, Certification, Registration



  • Licensed Optometrist (in location where applicable)




  • National Provider Identifier



Additional Requirements:



  • Enrollment in PECOS within 90 days of hire date required.



Preferred Qualifications:



  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an interdisciplinary health care environment preferred or successful completion of accredited residency program.

  • Accredited residency in Optometry preferred.


Primary Location: Virginia,Alexandria,Alexandria Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M45|OPEIU|Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Alexandria MOB - Optometry - 1808 Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.