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Clinical Operations Optometry Manager

Location: McLean, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 781255 Date posted: 05/23/2019
The Chief of Optometry provides leadership,management, and supervision for the Optometry Department of the Mid Atlantic States Region by organizing, managing and overseeing optometry services in a cost-effective manner ensuring members receive appropriate, quality driven, accessible eye care services. The Chief of Optometry, taking clinical direction from the Chief of Ophthalmology (through a dotted line accountability), ensures that high quality Optometry Services are provided based on access, service, and quality targets that are established for Vision Services. This position reports administratively (solid line reporting relationship) to the Area Administrator or their designee for the specific service area.

Essential Functions:
- Manages all aspects of Optometry Services including personnel, quality, access, and cost to support the provision of high quality, service-oriented, and cost effective eye care.
- Supervises all activities of the Optometry staff, interviews, hires, disciplines, evaluates (with input from Ophthalmologists and peers), counsels and terminates doctorate level clinical providers in conformance with EEO/AA goals, personnel policies and performance standards.
- Receives clinical direction and oversight from the Chief of Ophthalmology. Works in collaboration with the Chief of Ophthalmology to communicate and facilitate the integration of best practices for vision care in the region, clinical and administrative allocation of time, and to assure continuous improvement in the delivery of optometric services.
- Coordinates with Service Area Leaders to ensure that a strategic service delivery plan exists for Optometry that meets the needs of the Service Area. Participates on Area Councils as required.
- Monitors key performance indicators for the range of services within accountability, identifies trends/issues and implements improvement programs.
- Effectively coordinates services with Retail Services to optimize revenue opportunities for the department. Maximizes productivity of Optometrists to increase revenue capture.
- Gives input into the activities and evaluations of the Optometry support staff as they relate to the optimum functioning of the Optometry Department.
- Manages membership issues and provider relationships in coordination with Medical Center administration.
- Develops, monitors and assures maintenance of all assigned regional equipment in good working order. Develop capital purchase plans for optometry equipment purchase.
- Responsible for the leadership and direction of any Optometry Educational and Training Programs with which the Region may be involved.
- Functions as a key member of the Vision Services Leadership Team, working with the Chief of Ophthalmology, the Regional Manager of Retail and Support Services, and the Business Manager to ensure that Vision Services functions in a collaborative and cohesive manner.
- Functions as a member of the Regional Clinical Services Leadership team.
- Serves on National teams for Optometry as required leveraging the best practices and coordination opportunities across all KP Regions.
Required to travel for meetings and trainings.

Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum ten (10) years of experience with three (3) years of supervisory experience required.
- Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited institution required.
License, Certification, Registration
- National Provider Identification (NPI) required.
- Licensed in good standing in Optometry with the Commonwealth of Virginia, (NOVA Chief) State of Maryland and District of Columbia (DC/SM Chief) to the fullest extent of the law is required.


Additional Requirements:
- N/A


Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience in a managed care multidisciplinary environment preferred.
- Experience as a supervisor in a multi-location operation preferred.
- Basic business skills preferred.
- Active membership and participation in state and local associations preferred.

Primary Location: Virginia,McLean,Tyson's Corner Medical Offices 8008 Westpark Dr. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Optometry Travel: Yes, 15 % 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.

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