Hunter Health Clinic

  • Optometrist

    Job Location US-KS-Wichita
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/11/2019 5:40 PM)
    ID
    2019-1324
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Optometrist leads Hunter Health’s Optometry department and ensures that all patients receive quality care while maintaining compliance with all federal grants, HIPPA, OSHA, and Hunter Health policies and procedures.

     

    Provides direct, comprehensive primary, preventive and therapeutic optometric care to individuals across a broad spectrum of age and development within a high-risk population. Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment/management of visual and ocular disorders/diseases. Coordinates with community partners, for example Envision, to help ensure comprehensive, integrated care.

    Responsibilities

    • Independently provides direct, comprehensive optometric care in an outpatient setting, including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services.
    • Uses optometric instruments to diagnose and manages disorders, including but not limited to
      • visual acuity and refraction
      • convergence
      • binocular coordination
      • astigmatism
      • visual fields
    • Conducts funduscopic examination through bio microscopy, with dilatation as indicated, including viewing with fixed lens and camera. In particular, assessing for diabetic retinopathy would be frequently needed.
    • Employs laboratory and imaging studies when needed for diagnosing or monitoring conditions
    • When higher level of care is required, will refer to ophthalmologist or other consultants
    • Employs low vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses for correction of sub-normal vision.
    • Calculates proper prescription employing formulas ranging from simple, single corrective lenses, contact lenses, prisms, iseikonic and aphakia lenses.
    • Determines proper remedial alternative and discusses and interprets finding with patients suggesting appropriate remedial method, including coordination of medical eye care services with other physicians and/or specialist through use of Internal and External referrals.
    • Performs minor surgical procedures (e.g., corneal foreign body or rust removal, treatment of hordeola, removal of skin lesions near eyes, suture removal, etc.) consistent with clinical privileges.
    • Assures preparation and completion of comprehensive medical records in a timely appropriate manner in compliance with Electronic Health Record and applicable guidelines; Maintains continuity of quality medical care data gathering and reporting; and coding and billing.
    • Provides quality patient care that is carried out in a respectful caring manner. Works with competency pertaining to others’ culture, traits, characteristics and experiences.
    • Effectively manages relationships with a variety of internal and external customers including patients and their families.
    • Maintain linkages with external and community partners, including fostering our relationship with Envision to support our low vision patients.
    • Knowledge of clinic-wide policy and procedures, and medical functions to coordinate and participate in departmental activities.
    • Provides care in accordance to the highest professional, ethical standards, and current Benchmarks set by the organization, licensing boards, clinical guidelines and best practices.
    • Meets the required number of encounters per department and individual productivity standards.
    • Attends meetings with medical personnel and All Staff as required.
    • Submits timely reports and data to the Chief Medical Officer and Director of Primary Care as required and directed.
    • Responsible for routine care and cleanliness of workspace.
    • Leads Optometry Department quality improvement initiatives, and anticipates in initiatives to improve patient satisfaction across all areas of the practice
    • Participates in initiatives aimed at organizational improvement
    • Respects cultural differences, morals and customs of various ethnic groups and languages.
    • Completes other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    • Completion of an accredited Optometry Residency Program.
    • Doctoral of Optometry degree or professional degree in Optometry from a school accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association. Must be therapeutic pharmaceutical agents [TPA] and Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents [DPA] certified. Active unrestricted Optometrist License from any U.S. State or Territory. Current, valid, unrestricted Drug Enforcement Agency [DEA] License.
    • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities pertaining to optics, eyes, and vision. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventative health-care measures.
    • Skill in tactful communications, judgment and persuasiveness. Ability to communicate clearly with verbal and written instructions.
    • Skill in the use of all forms of topical ophthalmic diagnostic and oral therapeutic pharmacological agents to evaluate, diagnose and manage disorders of the visual and ocular system.
    • Ability to be educated in the proficient use of numerous technical medical and ophthalmological devices.
    • Meets the criteria for Credentialing Privileging of Hunter Health Medical Staff Membership. A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers

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