Primary Location Stockton, California
Job Number 962185
Date posted 03/10/2022
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.
-Obtains and records information about the patient’s history, including the main complaint, any pertinent symptoms, relevant ocular health information, family and medical history, medication use, current eyewear, and any other information necessary to manage the patient’s vision and ocular health needs.
-According to each patient’s unique demands, performs the bare minimum of testing in addition to any extra tests that are appropriate. 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.
-Interprets clinical exam results precisely. develops reliable clinical diagnoses. takes the necessary steps to address the patient’s primary complaint(s) and make sure their visual and ocular needs are addressed. includes referrals to other physicians, long-term medical management, and/or optical and therapeutic medications supplied in the chart that clearly documents impressions and the clinical action plan.
-Uses the above-mentioned tests and treatments to identify and manage conditions common to the aged, including as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Maintains open lines of communication with the optical, ophthalmology, support, and other OD teams to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. ophthalmologists and optical professionals work together to ensure that patients receive the most convenient and timely care possible.
-Maintains all licensing and job requirements (CE, CPR, safety training, PPD).
-Dictates/writes referral and information letters to other providers or agencies, as appropriate, or otherwise communicates with parents, teachers or other providers as appropriate. Performs other related duties such as completing school forms, DMV, FAA and other like documents.
-Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
-Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and evaluates data; uses critical thinking and experience to complement data.
- Problem-Solving –
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Technical Skills
– Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
- Interpersonal Skills
– Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
- Oral Communication
– Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; response well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
- Written Communication
– Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively reads and interprets written information.
Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; builds morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
– Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides feedback.
– Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others.
- Quality Management
– Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Cost Consciousness
– Looks for opportunities to improve cost containment efforts.
– Knowledgeable of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and persons with physical disabilities; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.
- Organizational Support
– Follows policies and procedures; supports organization’s goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
- OD degree from an accredited School of Optometry. 1 year desired but not required.
- Current California Optometric License.
- Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (T.P.A.) required for external employees hired after November 2009 (TPA is not required for internal applicants).
- 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.
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