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Optometrist

PRISM Vision Group Union ,NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
OPTOMETRIST PRISM Vision Group is a private-equity backed, independent, integrated eye care organization, currently affiliated with Associated Retina Consultants LLC (d/b/a “NJ Retina”), with its corporate headquarters in Union, New Jersey. The company has over 350 eye care professionals and business support roles across a growing network of over 26 eye care clinic locations, spanning New Jersey, Pennsylvania, with plans to affiliate with other eye care practices in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and nationwide. The Optometrist is a key member of the patient care team responsible for delivering primary eye care as well as participating in the medical, surgical and laser eye care delivered at Practice. The Optometrist will care for patients of all ages including children and young adults. The Optometrist provides eye exams to diagnose and manage routine vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, focusing, muscle balance and eye coordination problems including prescription of eyeglasses, recommendation of eyewear and ophthalmic lens types and fitting of contact lenses. In addition, the Optometrist will be responsible for testing and examination for eye health problems such as dry eye, glaucoma, corneal disease, ocular surface disease including eye allergies and infections, external eye and eyelid disease, macular degeneration, cataracts and ocular manifestations of systemic disease including diabetes, retinal vascular disease as well as peripheral retinal disorders. The Optometrist will be expected to work within the preferred practice patterns of the American Academy of Ophthalmology for all disease groups in terms of examination, follow up and referral and treatment pathways and protocols. The Optometrist will administer topical pharmaceutical agents to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and to treat eye conditions and diseases within their licensed scope of practice and Practice protocols. As a member of the patient care team, the Clinical Optometrist will provide preoperative patient examination, counseling and recommendation for laser cataract surgery, multifocal and toric lens implants and refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, as well as postoperative care for cataract surgery & lens implant patients and refractive surgery patients. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Conducts comprehensive primary eye care examinations and consultation for all age patients consistent with patient care flow requirements of practice to provide eye health and vision exams for routine “well eye” patients for eyeglasses and contacts lenses and contact lens fitting. Conducts comprehensive as well as limited specialized eye exams and testing for patients consistent with patient care flow requirements of practice to provide diabetic eye exams, glaucoma patient management and post-operative evaluations of cataract and refractive surgery patients. Conducts limited specialized eye exams and testing for patients consistent with patient care flow requirements of practice to provide ocular allergy evaluation and testing, ocular surface disease and dry eye testing and management, glaucoma patient management and assistance with and co-management of other eye diseases, conditions and problems as requested by the Medical Director. As requested by Medical Director, conducts aspects of pre-operative testing and consultation to ensure and facilitate confirmation of internal and external ocular health and medical suitability for ophthalmologic surgery treatment by physician staff. Demonstrates and utilizes with a high level of proficiency all aspects of coding, ICD-10, electronic medical records and specialized testing indications and protocols for all disease groups, diagnosis and conditions. Delivers all aspects of patient care in compliance with best clinical practices and standards of care for patient satisfaction, clinical outcome and accepted guidelines. Participates in clinical audits, reviews, staff training and mentorship. Achieves patient satisfaction levels, staff and physician feedback and overall functioning within practice to provide timely patient care consistent with practice and patient needs. Education and Experience 1-3 years clinical experience in ophthalmology setting preferred, of which residency training may be substituted for some or all of preference depending on program. Current Connecticut Optometric license or ability to be licensed and credentialed by payors. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary to Perform Primary Functions: Communication Skills: An empathetic and reassuring personality. Good listening skills. A manner that shows respect, concern, and instills trust. Computer Skills: Facile with Microsoft Products: Windows and Microsoft Office. Facile with Internet Clinical Skills: In addition to a high level of clinical optometric skills for the routine examination, diagnosis and treatment of common eye conditions and diseases, a solid “hands on” working knowledge of indications and interpretation of specialized testing including but not limited to visual field testing and protocols, optical coherence tomography (OCT), digital optic nerve & fundus photography and fluorescein angiography are required. PRISM Vision Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are selected solely on the basis of legally permissible job-related criteria without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

PRISM Vision Group

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Union, NJ
07083 USA