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    VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) is the second largest and most complex VA system in the nation, comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic. VANTHCS includes five Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) locations as well as an annex clinic located three miles from Dallas VAMC. A Fisher House is located on campus at Dallas VAMC. VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 5,000 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. Through these four facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS offers health care services to approximately 500,000 veterans. 

    Dallas VA Medical Center is the corporate headquarters for VANTHCS and serves as the tertiary referral center. Through its partnership with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, it also has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center. The Research Program operates $8.7 million in grants. Primary care and multi-specialty outpatient clinics are also provided, making VANTHCS the first in bed days of care, the second in unique Veterans served, and the second in outpatient visits. Dallas provides a variety of cultural and educational opportunities, affordable housing and is easily accessible nationally and internationally.

    VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.

    The VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) has a full-time vacancy for an Optometrist in the Ophthalmology Section of Surgical Service.  The Optometrist must be interested in participating in a comprehensive optometry program.  This is a non-surgical position. This position is located at the Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic.


    A Recruitment or Relocation Incentive will not be authorized. 

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    The Optometrist examines adult patients in consultation as requested by other health care providers. Performs examinations of vision, eye, and related structures to detect the presence of refractive error, vision anomalies, diseases, or other abnormalities. Diagnoses a full range of optometric visual and ocular disorders. Conducts optometric diabetic evaluations. Treats refractive disorders by prescribing and adapting spectacle lenses, contact lenses, or other optical aids. Additionally, the Optometrist participates in co-management with Ophthalmology for specified ocular disorders, referrals of patients to Ophthalmology when indicated for further diagnostic evaluation and additional medical or surgical treatments. Performs administrative duties and participates in clinic management functions. Participates in quality assurance activities. Provides in-service training to medical staff.

    Work Schedule: Full-time, 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    Functional Statement Title: Optometrist.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

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    United States Citizens

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