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Optometrist

Location: San Diego, CA Job Number: 918892 Date posted: 12/01/2020

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Description:

Provides visual examinations, including those conducted to identify the presence of  pathology. Conducts detection and differential diagnosis of abnormal visual, ocular and/or systematic conditions. Provides complete high quality optometric/vision care services to members.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids.

  • Provides additional specialized testing and therapy such as contact lens examinations, visual fields (perimetry), tonometry, orthoptics (for therapy of amblyopia, suppression, diplopia, extraocular muscle problems and associated conditions), low vision evaluation (for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances), fluorescein angiography (for diagnosing and documenting ocular conditions) and ocular photography (for photo examination of the external and internal structures of the eye under the direction of Ophthalmology).

  • Maintains compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to Optometry.

  • Reports and coordinates with the Coordinating Optometrists to ensure member satisfaction and promote financial viability of the Permanente Vision Services Program.

  • Works effectively as team member with other areas of Vision Services which includes Optical Lab and Optical Dispensing.

  • Promotes member satisfaction by ensuring the provision of a high level of quality of service and care.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel.

  • May perform other duties as required.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • N/A.



    Education



    • Graduate of a school or college of Optometry accredited by the California State Board of Optometry.



    License, Certification, Registration



    • California Certificate to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.

    • Current California license issued by the State Board of Optometry.

    • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.





    Additional Requirements:



    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to apply the principles, theories, practices and techniques of optometric practice, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and mechanics of the human eye, visual processes and  detailed knowledge of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics.

    • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.

    • May rotate to other MOB's within the Medical Center Service Area*.

    • Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.





    Preferred Qualifications:



    • Completion of a one year ACOE accredited residency program.

    • A hiring manager may specify Preferred Qualifications, which are desirable and above and beyond the requirements specified in the Minimum Qualifications section above.

    • Please keep in mind that any such Preferred Qualifications should be job related and relevant (i.e., directly related to the duties and responsibilities described in this Job Description) and stated in non-prejudicial language.



     



    Notes:



    - Saturdays required.



     


    Primary Location: California,San Diego,Clairemont Mesa Medical Offices 6911 Convoy Ct. Additional Locations: California
    Bonita Medical Offices Building B, 3955 Bonita Rd., Bonita,California, 91902
    Carlsbad Medical Offices, 6860 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad,California, 92011
    El Cajon Medical Offices, 250 Travelodge Dr., El Cajon,California, 92020
    Escondido Medical Offices, 732 N. Broadway, Escondido,California, 92025
    La Mesa Medical Offices, 8080 Parkway Dr., La Mesa,California, 91942
    Otay Mesa Medical Offices, 4650 Palm Ave., San Diego,California, 92154
    Vandever Medical Offices, 4405 Vandever Ave., San Diego,California, 92120
    Vista Medical Offices, 780 Shadowridge Dr., Vista,California, 92083
    Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B16|AFSCME|KPASCO Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Optical Services Department: Vision Essentials 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.

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