About the Position
Provides professional optometric services to complement the delivery of primary health care services at GraceMed Health Clinic; provides clinical leadership to support staff.
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.
Reports to the Chief Medical Officer
Duties & Responsibilities
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
Prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses and provides vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation.
Analyzes test results and develops treatment plans
Administers drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe drugs to treat eye diseases and conditions
Provides postoperative care to surgical patients
Diagnoses conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and refers patients to other health practitioners as needed
Completes of all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner
Works closely with supervisor to provide leadership and direction for the optometry clinic
Attends all staff, clinical, board or other special meetings as requested
Represent GraceMed at functions as requested
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
Assists with orientation and training of support staff
Experience & Qualifications
Education & Experience
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
Previous medical office experience preferred
Experience in public health preferred
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
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 Environment & Schedule
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).
Normal schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Thursday from 10am-7pm. Schedule may vary.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
As an employee of GraceMed Health Clinic, Inc., you are bound by principles of medical ethics. You have both a legal and moral obligation to protect the privacy of our patients. In the course of your work, you will have access to confidential information regarding patients, and/or the practices’ confidential business. It is essential that you refrain from any discussions regarding personal information about a patient, a patient’s condition, a patient’s finances, proprietary company information, and/or the practices’ confidential business with any third person. This includes, but is not limited to, other employees, your spouse, family or friends.
Confidentiality is so important that any breach of this policy will be considered grounds for termination. Review and signature of the Agreement is a condition of employment. Successful skills testing, drug screening, and a background check are required for employment.