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Optometrist Medical Group

Location: Springfield, VA Job Number: 896015 Date posted: 08/13/2020

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Description:
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.

  • Schedule: Mon and Tue at Springfield; Wed Off; Thu and Fri at Woodbridge; Saturdays at Reston, with 75% travel to other NOVA sites to cover for Business Needs.


     


    Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



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

    • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.



    Education



    • Graduation from an accredited school of Optometry required.



    License, Certification, Registration



    • License in good standing in State of Maryland, District of Columbia, or Virginia required.

    • National Provider Identification (NPI) required.



     


    Additional Requirements:



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

    • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



     


    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.

    • Must have Virginia license; Expectation to start Tri-licensure process to obtain Maryland and D.C


    Primary Location: Virginia,Springfield,Springfield Medical Center 6501 Loisdale Ct. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OPEIU - Local 2 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Optical Services Department: Optometry 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.

    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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