Optometrist

Denver, COLORADO | 4 days

Job Summary

Denver
Kaiser Permanente

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Optometry, examines eyes to determine visual status & performance by means of instrumentation & observation, & prescribes corrective procedures.

Essential Functions:
- Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by taking patient-s case history & reviewing medical records, if available
- Examines patient-s eyes & adjoining structures for evidence of pathology
- Investigates the state of patient-s visual functioning by using a full field of optometric instruments & techniques
- Diagnoses visual deficiencies & prescribes corrective lenses
- Prescribes & fits contact lenses
- Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted
- Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients
- Prescribes & fits contact lenses
- Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted
- Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients
- Examines patients presenting w/ ocular emergencies
- Prescribes medications when appropriate
- Refers patients w/ indications of possible ocular pathology to an Ophthalmologist as needed
- Refers patients to other appropriate KP providers as needed for further evaluation & required treatment
- Participates in departmental & educational meeting including peer review activities within the department & medical facility
- In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives
- Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendorsSupports compliance & Kaiser Permanent-s Code of Conduct by adhering to federal & state laws & regulations, accreditation & license requirements, by policies & procedures
- Responds appropriately to observed fraud & abuse


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