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Optometrist - Bakersfield
Acuity Eye Group Bakersfield, CA

Optometrist - Bakersfield

Acuity Eye Group
Bakersfield, CA
Expired: November 18, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Optometrist -Acuity Eye Group-Bakersfield California

Acuity Eye Group is the largest physician owned, privately managed (no private equity) Eye Group in the U.S. Based in Southern California, Acuity Eye Group has 50 locations with 40 Optometrists and 40 Ophthalmologists representing the subspecialties of Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Oculoplastics and Pediatrics. Patients can find a variety of services within a single clinic, ensuring the best use of their time and a comprehensive approach to care. acuityeyegroup.com

Acuity Optometrists practice full scope medical optometry practice working alongside comprehensive, glaucoma and vitreoretinal surgeons including interpreting imaging, managing ocular disease, pre and post operative care for cataract, glaucoma, and vitreoretinal diseases as well as prescribing glasses, contact lenses, and medications.

  • New office with experienced Optometrist, Comprehensive Surgeon, and Retina Surgeon Ophthalmologists
  • Advanced Bespoke EMR "FOCUS" with imaging and remote access.
  • Maximum efficiency designs with 4 lanes, opticians, multiple technicians, and support staff including full optical shop.
  • Well established practice for you to learn and grow.
  • State of the Art technology -Acuity 360+ -the latest digital scanning technology, plus OCT, B-Scan, Optos, pachymetry, IOL master, biometry, corneal topography, and tomography
  • Telehealth Optometrist services for remote assistance
  • Salary 150,000-160,000 plus optical bonus
  • Sign on Bonus/Relocation allowance
  • $5000-$10,0000 referral bonus for referring other Optometrists-Ophthalmologists
  • Minimal call 1:8 after hours triage phone call only-no onsite
  • Teaching environment with Retina and Glaucoma Ophthalmology fellowships
  • Specialty interests welcomed- Dry Eye, Specialty lenses, Myopia.

Bakersfield is located at the southern end of the great San Joaquin Valley just 100 miles (1.5 hours) from Los Angeles, surrounded by three mountain ranges that provide a stunning backdrop. The Temblor range to the west, the Tehachapi range to the south and the magnificent Sierra Nevada range to the east. Bakersfield's central location puts it close to a variety of recreational and business resources. Temperatures are mild year-round; summers are warm and dry, and winters are cool with mild rainfall and snow about once every 30 years. Dubbed "Nashville West," Bakersfield is renowned for its contributions to country music and is the home of many recording artists, including Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. Educational institutions include Bakersfield (community) College and California State University, Bakersfield.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Perform comprehensive eye and vision tests.
  • Diagnose defects of the eye, such as myopia, astigmatism, and glaucoma.
  • Provide personalized temporary and permanent solutions to sight issues based on each patient's specific case and medical history.
  • Prescribe medications, eyeglasses and contact lenses.
  • Advise patients on proper eye care techniques.
  • Promote eye and general health by evaluating and counseling patients.
  • Keep updated and accurate medical records for all patients.
  • Book next appointments in cases where re-examination is required.
  • Train patients on how to use and maintain their contact lenses.
  • Refer eye doctors and ophthalmologists when patients need to undergo a surgery or in cases of severe eye injuries.
  • Maintain patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
  • Maintain an appropriate professional appearance and demeanor in accordance with Company policies.
  • Maintain strict compliance with State, Federal and other regulations (e.g., OSHA, WC, HIPAA, ADA, FEHA, DOL, HR policies and practices).
  • Stay current with changes in the healthcare environment and act accordingly in the best interest of the Company.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.


Requirements

REQUIRED:
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree and active California license in good standing.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth understanding of eye conditions and vision defects.
  • Hands-on experience with eye examination tools, such as ophthalmoscope and tonometer.
  • The ability to explain medical terms simply and calmly.

DESIRABLE:
  • Glaucoma Certification a plus.


CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:
  • Current, unrestricted California Optometrist License.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES/TALENTS:
  • Applied understanding of general principles of optometry and best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related disorders and conditions.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to coach, teach, and inspire.
  • Team player and individual contributor coupled with excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to provide guidance to less experienced team members.
  • Computer proficiency including knowledge of Word, Excel and use of standard office equipment.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from customers, staff, vendors, or other members of the business community.
  • Ability to draw valid conclusions, apply sound judgment in making decisions, and to make decisions under pressure.
  • Ability to direct the work of others and work as a Team Leader and Coach in attainment of goals.
  • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures.
  • Ability to address others professionally and respectfully by actions, words and deeds.
  • Detail oriented, organized, process focused, problem solver, self-motivated, proactive, customer service focused.
  • Display independent judgment by willingness to make timely and accurate decisions based on available information that is sometimes vague or limited in nature.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and work in a fast paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, without compromising quality of work.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects with limited direction, while understanding and contributing to the success of the Company.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • This is primarily a medical office classification and may require frequent visits and driving to medical offices in the designated region, which requires the ability to drive an automobile. Temperature conditions are controlled with limited direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. There is regular exposure to doctors, patients, staff, and vendors.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, keyboard, to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, see, talk and hear. The employee will frequently lift and/or carry reports, records and other materials that typically weigh less than 20 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, bend, or crouch.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, calculator, and other standard office equipment.


All of the information contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this classification, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the duties and/or work assignments of all positions, without advanced notice, and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing described job responsibilities, employee shall not engage in activities that constitute the practice of ophthalmology as prohibited under applicable law. Employee shall neither exercise control over nor interfere with the clinician-patient relationship. Clinicians shall have sole responsibility for all professional services provided to patients.

Salary Description

150,000-160,000

Address

Acuity Eye Group

2323 16th Street

Bakersfield, CA
93301 USA

Industry

Healthcare

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