BRISTOL BAY AREA HEALTH CORPORATION
JOB TITLE: Optometrist
The Kanakanak Hospital is owned and operated by the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation which is located in Dillingham, Alaska. Dillingham is home to about 2,347 residents and is also home to the largest state park in the country, the Wood-Tikchik State Park. The Kanakanak Hospital is located on a beautiful landscape that overlooks the Nushagak River that is full of salmon during the spawning months as well as freshwater Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Dolly Varden all year around. This facility is currently in need of an Optometrist to provide eye care for the persons utilizing Kanakanak Hospital or the village health clinics. To organize, supervise, and provide long range planning for the Corporation’s Optometry Clinic. To advise administration and Board on eye care questions and needs of the residents of Bristol Bay.
Must have degree from an accredited college of optometry and be licensed by the State of Alaska to practice optometry, including a diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical endorsement.
Experience: Three years’ experience as optometrist required. Contact lens training and work experience background. Management skills. Experience working with vendors to place orders, pricing, etc.
Develop, coordinate, supervise, and implement the BBAHC eye care program. Responsible for personnel issues within the department, including hiring, performance evaluations, development and training.
Develop and administer eye care budget.
Provide orientation, technical guidance, clinical instruction and assistance on eye care matters to the village health aides.
Direct, administer and conduct on-site clinics in the villages associated with BBAHC.
Serve as member of the active medical staff.
Serve as chief advisor to corporation administration on eye care matters.
Function as primary consultant to the medical and corporate staff for ocular health questions and concerns.
Loan Repayment Sites:
National Health Service Corps
Indian Health Service
State of Alaska - SHARP