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Optometrist

Location Lafayette, Colorado Job Number 977966 Date posted 07/27/2021
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Description:
Local 7 -  $59.07 - $68.71 


“May be entitled to translation/bilingual, shift or other wage premiums as governed by the applicable collective bargaining agreement. Please refer to the respective collective bargaining agreement for additional information on such wage premiums:  https://www.lmpartnership.org/local-contracts."            




Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Optometry, examines eyes to determine visual status & performance by means of instrumentation & observation, & prescribes corrective procedures.



Essential Functions:

• Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by taking patient’s case history & reviewing medical records, if available

• Examines patient’s eyes & adjoining structures for evidence of pathology

• Investigates the state of patient’s visual functioning by using a full field of optometric instruments & techniques

• Diagnoses visual deficiencies & prescribes corrective lenses

• Prescribes & fits contact lenses

• Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted

• Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients

• Prescribes & fits contact lenses

• Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted

• Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients

• Examines patients presenting w/ ocular emergencies

• Prescribes medications when appropriate

• Refers patients w/ indications of possible ocular pathology to an Ophthalmologist as needed

• Refers patients to other appropriate KP providers as needed for further evaluation & required treatment

• Participates in departmental & educational meeting including peer review activities within the department & medical facility

• In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives

• Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendorsSupports compliance & Kaiser Permanent’s Code of Conduct by adhering to federal & state laws & regulations, accreditation & license requirements, by policies & procedures

• Responds appropriately to observed fraud & abuse


Basic Qualifications:

• Graduation from an accredited college of optometry w/ a Doctor of Optometry degree, plus currently licensed as an Optometrist in the State of Colorado including certification in the use of diagnostic & therapeutic pharmaceutical agents

• National Provider Identifier (NPI) & Taxonomy code required at time of hire

 


This is an on call as needed position.

Primary Location: Colorado,Lafayette,Rock Creek Medical Offices Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:00 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: C02|UFCW|Local 7 Job Level: Entry Level Department: Rock Creek Medical Offices - Optometry - 1608 Travel: Yes, 100 % 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.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.