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Optometrist

Company: Prairie Band, LLC
Location: Warm Springs
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
We offer a competitive compensation, Long term assignment with comprehensive Benefits package. Apply now!Join a professional team full time, Clinic Operation hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on all Federal Holidays. More information about this clinic and location details is in this link,https://www.ihs.gov/portland/healthcarefacilities/warmsprings/Within specialty area, assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, and therapy, in the capacity of an optometrist. Optometry support to be provided shall include, but is not limited to the following:1. Diagnosis of optometric and ocular problems through external and internal physical evaluation of the eye and adnexa; detects neuromuscular impairment of binocular function; treats visual disorders through the prescription of corrective lenses such as glasses, contact lenses, or low vision aids, vision therapy, and pharmacological means; treats unusual visual disorders through the application of advanced optometric techniques; may consult with Area or I.H.S. Optometry Specialists on complex cases; refers patients requiring medical services or surgery to the appropriate medical specialty, refers patients requiring other health services to appropriate health professionals; provides emergency eye services including diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic trauma or pathology, on an outpatient basis; provides vision and eye care education and counseling to patients. Responsible for recording all patient care examinations and procedures in appropriate health records in compliance with professional community standards and other available guidelines.2. Provides Head Start, school vision, and diabetic retinopathy screenings; maintains liaison with and provides advisory eye services to other professional personnel on patients; provides vision safety services for the Service Unit; provides optometric and eye specialty clinics; acts as community educator providing vision education and in-service training to other health professionals and the public; develops and executes community clinics providing complete optometric care.3. Any required treatments shall be provided or referred appropriately following evaluation of the patient's ancillary test results.4. The eye care provider shall work with the optometry clinic support staff to arrange the scheduling.5. The optometrist shall prescribe drugs and tests necessary to provide including the use of radiology and laboratoryi. The optometrist shall become familiar with and be guided by the Indian Health Service formulary and shall follow IHS procedures when prescribing drugsii. The optometrist authorized to prescribe pharmaceuticals shall do so according to the availability of drugs listed in the IHS formularyiii. IHS pharmacy services will provide instructions to the prescribing contract optometrist as to the substitution of generic drugs for prescribed drugsiv. The service unit pharmacy must approve drugs, not on the formulary6. Refer patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided at the local Indian Health Service facilities. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the health record at the Service Unit, and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as required, as pertaining to optometry. All referrals shall be done utilizing the Patient Referred Care (PRC) process. The PRC Committee utilizing PRC guidelines will review these referrals.7. Shall assure the preparation of appropriate and timely medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive optometry care. Coordinate clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals, and other individuals and facilities.8. Shall manage all aspects of optometry care electronically, using knowledge and skill of existing automation equipment required to support all clinical/ medical programs i.e. IHS-EHR, Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.9. Will work closely with allied health professionals (i.e. community health nurses, social workers, health educators, etc.) to utilize and coordinate the services of other health care professionals in the management, as needed.10. Strive for excellence in providing general optometry medical services.11. Comply with all IHS facility infection control and safety procedures, practices, and standards12. Respect and maintain the basic right of patients, to include but not limited to personal dignity.Prairie Band Health Services is subject to Title 22: Employment Code of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. In accordance with Title 22, this position is designated as a TIER 1 position. Preference will be given to individuals to the extent required pursuant to Section 22-2-4(B). To be considered for employment with Indian Preference, documentation is required to be provided at time of application.

Requirements:
Please submit the following documents along with your application-Licensure: Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted Licensed to practice optometry in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. State licensure must permit independent practice.Optometry Graduate Training: Must possess a degree of Doctor of Optometry, approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada.Board Certification: current board certification in Optometry.The provider is recommended to hold DEA, but not required.Certification of Education and InsurancePI191036031

Keywords: Prairie Band, LLC, Bend , Optometrist, Healthcare , Warm Springs, Oregon

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