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Kaiser Permanente Optometrist - Per diem in North Hollywood, California

Provides visual examinations, including those conducted to identify the presence of pathology. Conducts detection and differential diagnosis of abnormal visual, ocular and/or systematic conditions. Provides complete high quality optometric/vision care services to members.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids.

  • Provides additional specialized testing and therapy such as contact lens examinations, visual fields (perimetry), tonometry, orthoptics (for therapy of amblyopia, suppression, diplopia, extraocular muscle problems and associated conditions), low vision evaluation (for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances), fluorescein angiography (for diagnosing and documenting ocular conditions) and ocular photography (for photo examination of the external and internal structures of the eye under the direction of Ophthalmology).

  • Maintains compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to Optometry.

  • Reports and coordinates with the Coordinating Optometrists to ensure member satisfaction and promote financial viability of the Permanente Vision Services Program.

  • Works effectively as team member with other areas of Vision Services which includes Optical Lab and Optical Dispensing.

  • Promotes member satisfaction by ensuring the provision of a high level of quality of service and care.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous and cooperative relations with the public, patients and other personnel.

  • May perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • N/A.

Education

  • Graduate of a school or college of Optometry accredited by the California State Board of Optometry California Certificate to use Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current California license issued by the State Board of Optometry.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required as of May 23, 2007.

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to apply the principles, theories, practices and techniques of optometric practice, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and mechanics of the human eye, visual processes and detailed knowledge of ocular pharmacology and therapeutics.

  • Must be able to work evenings and Saturdays.

  • May rotate to other MOB's within the Medical Center Service Area*.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a one year ACOE accredited residency program.

  • A hiring manager may specify Preferred Qualifications, which are desirable and above and beyond the requirements specified in the Minimum Qualifications section above.

  • Please keep in mind that any such Preferred Qualifications should be job related and relevant (i.e., directly related to the duties and responsibilities described in this Job Description) and stated in non-prejudicial language.

  • Experience in medical management of ocular pathology through either previous employment in ophthalmology practice or residency training.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

  • Proficient in managing glaucoma and certified by state board

  • Proficient in Specialty Contact Lens fitting (RGP, Sceral Lens, Keratoconus)

  • Proficient in Orthoptics

  • Proficient in Low Vision

  • Able and willing to take call patients from urgent care/ED.

Notes:

  • May be scheduled to work in Department of Ophthalmology.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Optometrist - Per diem

LOCATION: North Hollywood, California

REQNUMBER: 908267

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

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