The overall purpose of this position is to provide patient care in diagnosing, treating and correcting visual disorders. This position must also oversee the work of a resident Optometrist and assigned Optometric Technicians.
- Conduct tests to determine if a patient is far sighted or nearsighted and prescribe corrective eyeglasses.
- Conduct tests to determine depth and color perception, ability to focus and coordinate the eyes.
- Prescribe corrective eyeglasses or recommend other treatment options like low-vision rehabilitation or vision therapy in helping blind people.
- Encourage preventive measures by promoting correct reading habits, nutrition and hygiene.
- Test for glaucoma and other eye disease such and diagnose conditions caused by systemic disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure and refer patients to an Ophthalmologist if needed.
- Update physicians and work with members of medical staff which allows for consultation, collaboration or referral.
- Input data into computer regarding patient treatments, x-rays and/or charts and plans for ongoing treatment.
- Network with other Optometry professionals through associations and community functions and help recruit volunteers and foster their relationships.
- Oversee and review the care and work of Clinic Assistants assigned to Optometrist.
- Assist with other miscellaneous tasks as necessary.
- Four-year college degree in Optometry from an accredited school.
- One-year postgraduate residency preferred.
Special Skills & Knowledge
- 3-4 years of experience as a licensed and practicing Optometrist.
- Thorough skill and knowledge in the use of diagnostic devices.
- Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and people management skills.
Compensation & Benefits
Church Health offers competitive wages to attract and retain employees with great skills and ideas that align with our mission, and to reward achievement. Regular performance reviews are held between each employee and his or her direct manager to ensure that achievements are recognized, and that goals and expectations are being met.
Medical, Vision & Dental
Church Health offers employees working 20 or more hours per week group major medical, vision and dental coverage, effective the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
Medical and vision is currently offered through BlueCross BlueShield of TN. Dependent coverage is also available. The organization currently pays approximately 50% - 80% of premiums dependent upon coverage level and number of hours worked per week.
Affordable dental coverage is currently available through Delta Dental of TN, and spouse and dependent dental coverage is also available.
Flexible Spending Accounts &
Health Savings Accounts
Church Health offers two flexible spending account options, allowing you to save and pay for you and your family’s eligible medical, dental, vision and childcare expenses.
For participants in the High Deductible Health Plan, Church Health offers an HSA. Church Health also offers a one-time lump sum and a per pay period match for those who enroll in an HSA!
Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
Church Health offers basic life and AD&D insurance at no cost to employees. This also covers a spouse and dependent children at no cost to the employee. Employees may purchase additional supplemental group term life and AD&D for themselves, their spouses, and dependent children.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Church Health offers short term and long term disability coverage at no cost to employees after 90 days of employment. Short term coverage pays 70% of an employee’s eligible pay for up to 11 weeks. Long term coverage pays 60% of an employee’s eligible wages after short term has been exhausted. Employees must be on an approved leave of absence.
Employees working 20 or more hours per week may participate in a 401(K) deferred compensation plan that is designed to provide income for all covered employees beyond the working years. Church Health will contribute a 3% safe harbor after one year of service and match up to an additional 1% if the employee participates.
Paid Time Off (PTO) is a benefit provided to full-time and regular part-time employees each year based on years of service and scheduled hours per week. PTO is accrued throughout the year and employees are eligible to use their accrued PTO after 90 days of employment. Employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for PTO.
Church Health also observes 10 paid holidays per year.
Employee Assistance Program
All employees and members of their household have access to Church Health’s EAP provided by Lincoln Financial Group. This service offers free and confidential assistance on topics ranging from stress management to substance abuse.
Church Health offers various opportunities for professional development, including Church Health University, our Quality Curriculum Course and external training and seminars such as Dale Carnegie Training.
Staff Health Program
All employees are eligible for Church Health's Staff Health Program. Participants are rewarded in cash or PTO (if eligible for PTO) based on the number of points earned for making healthy decisions and participating in other events and activities.
ABOUT CHURCH HEALTH
Church Health has served people since 1987 with our clinical services and outreach programs. Church Health seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and our spirits.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
At Church Health, we are committed to diversity, striving to create a staff that reflects the diverse communities with which we work. We seek individuals of all backgrounds to join our team.