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Optometrist

Description:
Provides visual examinations, including those conducted to identify the presence of pathology. Conducts detection and differential diagnosis of abnormal visual, ocular and/or systematic conditions. Provides complete high quality optometric/vision care services to members.
Essential Responsibilities:
Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids.
Provides additional specialized testing and therapy such as contact lens examinations, visual fields (perimetry), tonometry, orthoptics (for therapy of amblyopia, suppression, diplopia, extraocular muscle problems and associated conditions), low vision evaluation (for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances), fluorescein angiography (for diagnosing and documenting ocular conditions) and ocular photography (for photo examination of the external and internal structures of the eye under the direction of Ophthalmology).
Maintains compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to Optometry.
Reports and coordinates with the Coordinating Optometrists to ensure member satisfaction and promote financial viability of the Permanente Vision Services Program.
Works effectively as team member with other areas of Vision Services which includes Optical Lab and Optical Dispensing.
Promotes member satisfaction by ensuring the provision of a high level of quality of service and care.
Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel.
May perform other duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
N/A.
Education
Graduate of a school or college of Optometry accredited by the California State Board of Optometry.
License, Certification, Registration
California Certificate to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.
Current California license issued by the State Board of Optometry.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.
Additional Requirements:
Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to apply the principles, theories, practices and techniques of optometric practice, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and mechanics of the human eye, visual processes and detailed knowledge of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics.
Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.
May rotate to other MOB's within the Medical Center Service Area .
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.
Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a one year ACOE accredited residency program.
Experience in medical management of ocular pathology through either previous employment in ophthalmology practice or residency training.
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Proficient in managing glaucoma and certified by state board.
Proficient in Specialty Contact Lens fitting (RGP, Sceral Lens, Keratoconus).
Proficient in Orthoptics.
Proficient in Low Vision.
Able and willing to take call patients from urgent care/ED.
Primary Location: California,Panorama City,North 2 Medical Offices 8250 Woodman Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: KPASCO - Optometrists Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Optical Services Department: Optometry Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
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