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    Summary

    The position is located at Veteran Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) in Las Vegas, NV at Southwest Primary Care Clinic (SPCC). The Staff Optometrist at the VASNHS operates in an ambulatory care setting within the facility. The Optometry Service is organizationally aligned under the Chief of Staff Administrative Group and reports to the Deputy Chief of Staff.



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    Responsibilities

    Clinical:
    Exercises independent professional judgment in diagnosing the full range of complex ophthalmic conditions as well as planning and executing the necessary treatment programs to meet complex and frequent changes in treatment objectives.

    Promotes communication/interactions between Eye Clinic team members, patients, and their families to facilitate the medical treatment process.

    Provides clinical supervision to residents and senior student interns.

    Refers, when indicated, patients with multiple health problems to other providers within the facility and the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN). Consults with physicians and others, when requested, to augment the care of their patients as it relates to emergent and traumatic conditions as well as ophthalmic manifestations of systemic conditions.

    Utilizes the general clinical privileges which include: ordering diagnostic tests as appropriate, writing prescriptions for medications or other items on the hospital formulary, hospitalize patients within the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) as appropriate and discharge patients from outpatient care if it is determined that care is no longer required.

    Independently exercises creativity in solving problems without direct supervisory guidance to meet the varying needs of patients while under care in the Eye Clinic and assures that a high degree of quality patient care is provided at all times.

    Administration:
    Participates in clinical and administrative committee assignments at the direction of the Chief of Staff/Chief, Optometry Service. In addition, the incumbent will attend at least 50% of regularly scheduled Medical Staff meetings. Attends no less than 91% of Optometry Service Staff Meeting per calendar year.

    Participates in required Performance Improvement programs.

    Follows accepted infection control and safety procedures as well as other station policy procedures.

    Maintains accurate and timely patient medical record entries in Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS). Also complies with all Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Privacy Policy, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) and Cybersecurity requirements.

    Research:
    Participates, where appropriate, in research in basic visual science and clinical optometry to address questions pertaining to anomalies of the human visual system including epidemiological studies, clinical trials and the evaluation of alternative health care delivery systems to enhance patient care.

    Participates in surveys within the Optometry Service to ascertain patient satisfaction of care provided.

    Education:
    Participates fully in educational development through staff and section meetings and assumes responsibility for professional development by attending relevant training and regularly reviewing the literature to improve clinical competencies and meeting professional continuing education requirements to maintaining current competence and licensure. Incumbent will attend at least 50% of the regular Medical Staff Meetings and actively participates in the monthly lecture series associated with the Residency in Ocular Disease.

    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 7:30AM - 4:00PM
    Telework: Not Available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Functional Statement #: PD000000
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
    Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
    Financial Discloser Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/611523200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.