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    Summary

    The Optometrist functions as an integral part of the eye care team. They are responsible for participating in all aspects of the Optometry program, including clinical, administrative & academic components.

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    Responsibilities

    The primary duties & responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: delivering high quality primary eye & vision care services; examining for & prescribing corrective lens, ordering diagnostic imaging & laboratory studies; preparing referrals for diagnosis, treatment & management of systemic & ocular conditions revealed through optometric examination. Provide patient & family education regarding ocular health issues. Primary optometric eye & vision care; emergency care, evaluating/managing/triaging emergent, non-surgical eye conditions; problem-oriented care, managing patients referred with complaints typical of routine eye care disorders; preventive health services, performing mandated examinations such as diabetic retinopathy & glaucoma screenings. Clinical procedures, 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 patient; provide clinical coverage at the Hot Springs VA Community Based Outreach Center Eye Clinic. The incumbent is to have a high level of flexibility & commitment to meet the dynamic needs of an evolving patient care system.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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