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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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    Responsibilities

    The Optometrist is responsible for the overall care of patients with ocular disorders in accordance with the health care delivery mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs. This includes evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of vision disorders, as well as provision of consultative services and care-coordination. The scope of these activities covers hospitalized patients and all phases of ambulatory care within the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.

    The Optometrist (when called upon) is also responsible for participation in medical center committees, workgroups, peer review, performance improvement, administrative functions and supervision/education of clinical trainees.

    • Keeps informed of developments in the management and treatment of diseases and illness through continuing education, both formal and informal
    • Consistently demonstrates expertise in diagnosing and managing wide range of ophthalmic conditions, many of which are complex
    • Demonstrates expertise in ophthalmic imaging and interpretation of results
    • Works collaboratively with other disciplines to provide integrated care services
    • Revises work schedules and assignments on short notice to meet unpredictable changes in workloads and/or deadlines, in order to meet the needs of the Veteran and facility performance targets
    • Participates in OPPE (Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation) and other peer review activities when requested
    • Conducts disability/compensation exams when requested
    • Reviews teleretinal images and makes clinical recommendations, when requested
    • Provides quality, comprehensive vision care services to outpatients and inpatients as assigned
    Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 4:30pm
    Functional Statement Title/#: Optometrist
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533197100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.