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The VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is seeking a full-time Staff Optometrist at the Redding Outpatient Clinic to join the eye care team.
The optometrist will provide direct patient care to include delivering high quality primary optometric & vision care services as delineated in the clinical privileges for optometrists. Includes examination of the eye, lids, adnexa, and the visual system; providing basic low vision evaluation and services; diagnosis, management and treatment of refractive conditions, binocular function, ocular disease and conditions, ocular complications of systemic disease, and ordering diagnostic ocular imaging. Provide patient & family education regarding ocular health issues. Refer patients to ophthalmology for diagnosis, treatment & management of systemic & ocular conditions revealed through optometric examination. Evaluate/manage/triage emergent, non-surgical eye conditions; manage patients referred with complaints typical of routine eye care disorders; preventive health services, perform mandated examinations such as diabetic retinopathy & glaucoma screenings. Clinical evaluation such as: medical & ocular history; visual acuity measurement; pupillary function testing; color vision testing; extraocular muscle function & binocularity testing; refractive & accommodative testing; external examination of the eye & adnexal structures; biomicroscopic evaluation of the ocular adnexa, anterior, and/or posterior segments of the eye, including gonioscopic & fundus lens evaluation; ophthalmoscopic, tonometric, & perimetric evaluations; collaborate with other optometrists, ophthalmologists, nursing staff, technicians & administrators to facilitate operations within the service to meet common goals; perform the administrative components of patient care management, including timely completion of progress notes, consults & encounters for all patients. . Incumbent is responsible for appropriate documentation in medical records, in accordance with VA policies and regulatory bodies. The incumbent must perform as part of a team, with excellent communication skills and interpersonal relationships with all other eye care providers and support staff.
Rotating Shifts: No
Required to work Holidays and/or weekends: No
Work Schedule: Full-Time, 40 hrs. an alternate work schedule may be available
Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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