Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Division of Ophthalmology
Job Summary: Provides general and specialized eye care to patients within the full scope of Optometric practice. Works with Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Residents and other healthcare providers as a collaborative care provider in the co-management of patient care that affects eye health and vision.
Provides optometric evaluations with referral to an Ophthalmologist as necessary. Performs comprehensive eye exams, reviewing patient's history, selecting and administering specialized tests and measurements, and administering non-medical/surgical treatments. Designs and implements individual treatment programs and selects and applies corrective/therapeutic devices.
Provides emergency and triage ophthalmic care to patients, referring patients to an Ophthalmologist when the need for specialized care is appropriate. Refers patients to the appropriate provider when additional expertise outside of ocular care is needed. Records evaluations, diagnoses and treatment provided in patient medical record.
Participates in the development and implementation of the unit quality improvement program. Assists in maintaining a safe and efficient examination and technical environment.
Provides patient support and education. Participates in interdisciplinary education programs of the unit/department and provides clinical precepting for new staff members, students, Residents and others. Participates in formal and informal peer review processes to improve the overall quality of Optometry practice.
Provides leadership that supports hospital and departmental policies and goals, and influences change in the health care delivery system. Interprets issues related to health care and its delivery for support staff, patients and the community. Proposes and implements strategies to assist in the advancement of Optometric practice in the delivery of care to consumers.
Doctoral degree in Optometry required.
License Optometrist required.
1-3 years related work experience required.
Completion of an accredited Optometry training program.
Current licensure for the State of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Controlled Substance license to use and prescribe diagnostic and therapeutic pharmaceutical agents in accordance with State regulations.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Residency/fellowship in Optometric practice; 3-5 years in an Optometry practice.
Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus