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Optometrist

Location: Wheat Ridge, CO Additional Locations:
Job Number: 844613 Date posted: 11/27/2019
Description:
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 & vendors
-Supports 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


Strong knowledge of medical contact lenses and glaucoma management desired. 


Primary Location: Colorado,Wheat Ridge,Wheat Ridge Medical Offices 4803 Ward Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 7 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Optical Services Department: Optometry Travel: Yes, 25 % 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.

About Vision Services Careers

Vision Services

Our focus on total health extends to one of our most important senses: our sight. As a member of our vision services team, you'll contribute to our members' comprehensive eye care and individual style by supporting them with a variety of services, including optometry, ophthalmology, optical sales, laser vision correction, intraocular lens implantation, cataract surgery, and more. Working directly with members, you'll promote vision health and a positive outlook as you contribute to our collaborative team.

From providing great medical care from trusted Kaiser Permanente Ophthalmologists and Optometrists, to supporting that with a great selection of eyewear at our Optical Centers — often in the same convenient location — our Vision Essentials team makes sure our members feel, see, and look their best.

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