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Optometrist- Topeka, KS

  • Full-time at GraceMed Health Clinic,
    Posted Friday, April 13
  • Topeka, KS, Full-time
  • Contact: Amanda Marceau
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    316-866-2075

Job Title: Optometrist                          

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Chief Medical Officer

Essential Role:  Provides professional optometric services to complement the delivery of primary health care services at GraceMed Health Clinic; provides clinical leadership to support staff. 

Salary/Benefits:  GraceMed offers the following competitive salary and traditional benefit options; Base Salary, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, participation in 403b retirement with matching, Paid CME/CDE, health, dental, and vision insurance for self and family, Life, Short and Long Term Disability, and many other voluntary benefits. Company provided scrubs and weekends off.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Examines eyes to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases; tests patients’ visual acuity, depth and color perception with ability to focus and coordinate the eyes.

  2. Prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses and provides vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation.

  3. Analyzes test results and develops treatment plans.

  4. Administers drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe drugs to treat eye diseases and conditions’.

  5. Provides postoperative care to surgical patients.

  6. Diagnoses conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and refers patients to other health practitioners as needed.

  7. Completes of all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.

  8. Works closely with supervisor to provide leadership and direction for the optometry clinic.

  9. Attends all staff, clinical, board or other special meetings as requested.

  10. Represent GraceMed at functions as requested.

  11. Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  12. Assists with orientation and training of support staff.

Qualifications:

  1. Education/Certifications/Licenses/Registrations

  • Doctor of Optometry degree.
  • Current State of Kansas OD licensure.
  • Current DEA certificate preferred.
  • Board Certification in Specialty preferred.
  • CPR certification (must be obtained within 30 days of employment).
  • Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements.

Experience

  • Previous medical office experience preferred.
  • Experience in public health preferred.

Technical Skills

  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment, including computers, copiers, and other standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work independently, organize, monitor, and adjust work as necessary to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and solve problems.
  • Understands ethics of confidentiality.

Behavioral

  • Ability to strongly embrace and personify the mission and values of GraceMed with socio-economic and cultural sensitivity in mind.

  • Must display good verbal and written communication skills, and be able to professionally receive and follow oral instructions.

Compassion for patients, family members, and others; along with a nurturing spirit to provide care during stressful situations.

Work Schedule: 

  • Normal schedule is Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm., Thursday's 10:00 am- 7:00 pm. schedule may vary.

Working Conditions:

Medical office environment. Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. Bending, stooping, and lifting (up to 50lbs.) may be required.  Interaction with physicians, patients and other office personnel. May involve contact with angry, upset or ill persons.  May involve potential exposure to blood and body fluids and other hazardous substances.  Must have visual acuity and manual dexterity to interface with computer.  Must have auditory acuity to handle phone calls.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

This job description has been examined for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (May 1995).