Provides preventive, educational, and corrective eye and visual system services within the scope of a community based eye care health program; supervises the optometry staff, clinic workflow and performs administrative duties that are in conjunction with direction of Jemez Health and Human Services. Evaluates, diagnoses, and treats patients in an outpatient clinic setting.
• Plans, organizes, administers, coordinates reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff.
• Makes effective recommendations regarding selection of staff; provides for training and professional development of staff; administers discipline as required.
• Assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the unit; prepares and administers the unit's budget.
• Provides and manages direct patient care, including eye examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
• Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed eye and visual system conditions.
• Responsible for maintaining an appropriate record of all treatment provided to eligible patients.
• Counsels on eye and visual system problems, impairments or eye hazards; refers patients for medical surgery and/or other treatment to the appropriate medical specialty, when appropriate.
• Coordinates and participates in health promotion, education and prevention programs.
• Consults with private physicians and public agencies in securing treatments for patients requiring services beyond those available at the clinic.
• Ensures compliance with regulatory and legal requirements.
• Stays current on developments in the field of optometry; responsible for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
• Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Education and Experience: Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.) from an accredited optometric school; AND two (2) years of clinical optometry experience.
Required Certificates, Licenses, And Registrations: Valid license from the New Mexico Optometry Board