Optometrist

Work Area: Integrated Health

FULL TIME

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

Posted June 24, 2019

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Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 (Full Time)

 

Competitive Salary

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Health & Dental

We offer employees working 20 or more hours per week a comprehensive package of group health and vision, dental and life insurance benefits. Dependent coverage is also available. 

 

 

401k 

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.

 

 

Paid Vacation

PTO is a benefit provided to full-time employees each year on the basis of years of service. Summer, temporary and part-time employees working less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for PTO.

 

 

Professional Development

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

Employees working 20 or more hours per week are eligible for Church Health's Staff Health Program. Participants are rewarded in cash or PTO for making healthy decisions. 

 

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.

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