By | January 31, 2023



Primary Location San Rafael, California

Job Number 1082894

Date posted 06/24/2022


Performs routine procedures using independent professional judgment in the practice of optometry within the parameters of the laws of the state of California, the rules and regulations of the California Board of Optometry, and the policies of The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., under the general direction and supervision of the exempt optometrist or exempt designee.


Significant Duties:

Conducts and records the patient's history, noting the principal complaint, any pertinent symptoms, pertinent ocular health, family and medical history, medications, current eyewear, and any other information necessary to manage the patient's vision and ocular health needs.

carries out the bare minimum of extra testing, along with any that are necessary based on each patient's individual requirements. properly records findings is adept in using and interpreting common ophthalmic equipment.

These include, but are not limited to, fundus contact lenses, subjective refraction, lensometry, visual fields, mobility and pupil testing, slit lamp examination, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, etc.

analyzes clinical exam data precisely. develops reliable clinical diagnoses.

finds and reports system issues that lead to waste and subpar services, and suggests potential fixes.

upholds all certifications and employment requirements (CE, CPR, safety training, PPD).
Writes or dictates letters of recommendation or information for other agencies or providers as necessary, or uses other suitable methods of communication with parents, teachers, or other providers.

does additional associated tasks including filling up school forms, DMV, FAA, and other similar paperwork.

N/A for supervisory responsibilities

Competencies: In order to do the work successfully, a person must exhibit the following abilities:

Analytical: Combines complex or disparate information; gathers and assesses data; draws on experience and critical thinking to round out data.

Effectively absorbs and analyzes information, develops alternative solutions, and works well in group problem-solving settings. Problem-solving also includes using reason, even when dealing with sensitive issues.

Technical Skills: Determines one's own strengths and shortcomings; seeks out training and development opportunities; aspires to continuously increase knowledge and skills; and shares expertise with others.

Focuses on resolving disputes rather than placing blame; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interjecting; controls emotions; is open to other people's ideas; and is willing to try new things.

Oral Communication: Speaks convincingly and clearly in both favorable and unfavorable circumstances; listens and seeks clarification; appropriately handles inquiries; exhibits group presentation abilities; takes part in meetings.

Written Communication: Writes with clarity and information; proofreads for spelling and punctuation; adapts writing style to demands; successfully delivers numerical data; reads and interprets written material.

Teamwork: strikes a balance between individual and group responsibilities; demonstrates objectivity and openness to other people's points of view; offers and welcomes feedback; contributes to the development of a positive team environment; prioritizes the success of the team over one's own interests; fosters morale and group commitment to goals and objectives; and supports everyone's efforts to be successful.

Assignments are distributed, responsibilities are matched to the person, authority to operate autonomously is granted, expectations are made, activities are monitored, and feedback is given.

Leadership: Showing self and others confidence; inspiring and motivating others to perform well; successfully influencing others' actions and opinions; accepting comments from others.

Quality Management: Shows accuracy and thoroughness while searching for ways to enhance and promote quality.

Cost-consciousness – Looks for ways to strengthen efforts at cost-saving.

Diversity – Has knowledge of EEO policy; demonstrates respect and compassion for people with physical impairments and those with different cultural backgrounds; informs others about the importance of diversity; and supports a workplace free from harassment.

Supports organizational goals and values, adheres to policies and procedures, and appreciates diversity and affirmative action.


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Basic Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • OD degree from an accredited School of Optometry. 1 year is desired but not required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Current California Optometric License.
Additional Requirements:
  • Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (T.P.A.) are required for external employees hired after November 2009 (TPA is not required for internal applicants).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Optometry. Certification: Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA). Meets all of the specifications of staff Optometrist. Work and coordinate concerns in a designated location. Direct and oversee daily operations and report to the local Chief of Optometry or exempt designee. Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
  • Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Primary Location: California, San Rafael, San Rafael 1650 Los Gamos 1650 Los Gamos Dr.
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 8
Shift: Day
Workdays: Sat *Staff alternate campuses (San Rafael, Petaluma) and Sat shift may be modified to one 8hr Sat per PP based on operational need.
Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM
Working Hours End: 05:00 PM
Job Schedule: Short Hour
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: A13|IFPTE|Local 20
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: San Rafael 1650 Los Gamos – Optometry-Optometrist – 0206
Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

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