Provides and manages optical diagnostic and treatment procedures and other care as needed for a specified patient population.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide outpatient care for patients with eye-related disorders and conditions
Conduct routine eye examinations, including visual field tests
Determine each patient’s visual acuity, field of vision and hand-eye coordination
Take detailed medical histories for all patients, including current and past prescription medications
Evaluate eye-related symptoms, such as discharge, redness and inflammation
Prescribe corrective lenses when required
Refer patients to board-certified ophthalmologists when required
Educate patients on proper eye care
Identify eye health safety factors that could impact vision
Advise patients about proper eye hygiene and care
- Record and report pertinent observations and patient reactions to office staff, as appropriate; documents lab procedures and ensure follow up on result
- Assist with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment or patients
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
- Attend and participates in staff meetings
- Adhere to dress code
- Current CPR certification
- Diploma from accredited School of Optometry
- Current Alabama Board of Optometry Licensure
- TPA controlled substance license
- Federal DEA (when applicable)
- NPI number
- Professional Liability Insurance
- Ability to analyze medical records and prescribed protocol to formulate effective therapeutic treatment plans.
- Knowledge of Federal, State, an institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental outpatient services.
- Ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, both periodontal and caries risk assessments, and associated conditions and pathology in dental patients.
- Ability to perform, a full range of established Optometrist protocol and procedures
- Knowledge of patient screening, charting, and medical history procedures and documentation.
- Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical co-workers
- Knowledge of patient admission, triage, transfer and Discharge procedures and documentation.
- Managing the dental office infection control plan to meet OSHA, CDC, ADA, HIPPA standards.
- Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors, and or loud noises.
- Moderate Physical activity. Requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than 4 hours per day.
- Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.
- Work Environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest’s Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ’s Compliance Officer. **
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