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Optometrist

Company: Sacramento Native American Health Center
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: September 15, 2018

Job Description:

POSITION: Optometrist DEPARTMENT: Medical REPORTS TO: Medical Director PHI LEVEL: 3 (Editing Access-Modify/Edit) FTE: 100% Full Time (40 hours weekly) SALARY: Salaried, Exempt Position Summary: The Optometrist provides primary vision care examinations for the purpose of prescribing eyeglasses, fitting contact lenses, diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the visual system, eye diseases, injuries and ocular and/or systematic conditions. The Optometrist provides complete high quality optometric/vision care services to underserved patients and populations. Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Performs vision tests and analyzes results. 2.Diagnoses sight problems such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and eye diseases such as glaucoma. 3.Prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and medications as necessary. 4.Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids. 5.Provides treatments such as vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation. 6.Provides additional specialized testing and therapy such as contact lens examinations, visual fields (perimetry), tonometry, orthoptics (for therapy of amblyopia, suppression, diplopia, extraocular muscle problems, and associated conditions), low vision evaluation (for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances), fluorescein angiography (for diagnosing and documenting ocular conditions) and ocular photography (for photo examination of the external and internal structures of the eye). 7.Provides pre- and postoperative care to patients undergoing eye surgery such as post-surgery examinations. 8.Evaluates patients for the presence of diseases such as diabetes and refers patients to other healthcare providers as needed. 9.Promotes eye health; counsels patients and provides training on the proper cleaning of contact lenses and how to wear them. 10.Maintains compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to Optometry. 11.Monitors staff compliance with universal precautions, and ensures staff is aware of and updated on changes. Documents all training and incidents for investigation. 12.Functions as the departmental lead for fire drills and mock code exercises. 13.Documents in a E.H.R. physical findings, formulates plan/prognosis based on patient's condition and follow-up with patient in an accurate, timely way. 14.Abide by industry best practices (e.g. proper PPE, ergonomic posture, etc.) to maintain a safe working environment; report safety issues or concerns to your supervisor or the Safety Officer immediately; review Safety and Health plans, understand, and ask questions regarding safe practices in work areas. 15.With the support of the Safety Officer, responsible for ensuring the physical site is safe according to regulatory requirements (e.g. Cal OSHA); identifying and coordinating the correction of hazards; and training department staff on required elements. Monitor staff compliance with universal precautions, and ensure staff are aware of and updated on changes. Document all training and incidents for investigation. Function as the departmental lead for fire drills and mock code exercises. Minimum Qualifications: 1.Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree is required. 2.Must be certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. 3.Must possess current California state required licensures. 4.Familiar with Medical and Medicare billing requirements 5.Proficiency with computers, information systems and experience working in a Electronic Health Record (EHR) (Nextgen) environment. 6.Ability to chart visits comprehensively and complete E&M coding in compliance with medical coding standards. 7.Experience in retail optometric practice preferred. 8.Bilingual in Spanish is preferred 9.Must possess strong decision-making skills. 10.Must possess highly effective verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills. 11.Demonstrated ability and competence with EMR and practice management software. 12.Must have experience with vision insurance plans and billing processes. 13.Must be able to maintain an extremely high degree of confidentiality and adhere to all requirements of the Privacy Act regulations. 14.Ability to work well under pressure, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. 15.Knowledge and understanding of the Native American community is desirable. 16.Compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations, as they pertain to the position including; HIPAA, sexual harassment, Scope of Practice, OSHA etc. 17.Understands and promotes the mission, vision, and values of the health center both in the work place and in the community. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with SNAHC policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference are encouraged to submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, medical condition or physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic, pregnancy, marital status, veterans status, or other non-merit factors. Note to Applicants: Please be advised that you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment. Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at SNAHC. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc. abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations. Furthermore, SNAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants and employees may request an accommodation of a physical or mental disability at any time in the application process or during employment.

Keywords: Sacramento Native American Health Center, Sacramento, Optometrist, Other, Rancho Cordova, California

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