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Optometrist, Watsonville, CA


Salud Para La Gente

Optometrist

Watsonville, CA

March 16, 2018


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TITLE Optometrist - Part Time (24 hours)

DESCRIPTION

Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville in 1978 as a storefront free clinic With the ever growing need for health services, in 1992 we became a federally qualified community health center (FQHC). Today we are a primary health care network with 12 clinic sites, over 390 employees and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.

We are seeking an Optometrist to join our Optometry Department and to provide direct primary eye care and guidance to our patients.

SALUD offers a collaborative culture that values excellence, achievement, innovation, teamwork and compassion while ensuring respect, dignity and fairness for our patients.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. To serve as an advocate for patients and their families during their entry into Salud health care system.
  2. Perform assessments, general and ocular history, and eye examination on new and returning patients.
  3. Assess visual status, ocular motor status, ocular pathological conditions, ocular development status, and optometric needs of patients through appropriate ophthalmic examination methods.
  4. Develop the optometric treatment plan with the patients for visual problems and abnormalities to be implemented. The optometric treatment plan with patients may contain all or any of the following:
    1. Diagnostic procedures
    2. Specific ocular therapies including special ocular aids, i.e. contact lens (hard, soft, torics) low vision aids, therapy;
    3. Ocular health education;
    4. Follow-up, including referral and consultation.
  5. Communicate when necessary with patients and or patient's family by phone or letter.
  6. Provide guidance to patients and or their families relevant to ocular health education.
  7. Provide sympathetic care, communicate effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and lifestyles
  8. Provide consultation for the professional staff.
  9. Provide technical supervision to para-optometric staff
  10. Efficiently use the EHR system and complete chart write-ups and review laboratory works in a timely manner.
  11. Participate in Salud's Continuous Quality Improvement program.
  12. Comply with the referral/utilization procedures and standards.
  13. Comply with all regulations pertaining to the practice of optometry and licensure in the State of California.
  14. Comply with the principal of practice.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation with Doctorate Degree from a school of Optometry approved by the State of California.
  • Possess and maintain a current California License to practice optometry.
  • Must have and maintain a certificate in Ocular Pharmacology issued by the State Board of Optometry.
  • Must maintain an average of sixty post-graduate hours in Optometric-Medical Education in the last three years.
  • Bilingual, Spanish and English highly preferred.
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Current valid CPR certification.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 25 pounds.

SALARY & BENEFITS

Competitive salary and benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k), voluntary long term disability, holiday pay, PTO and CE allowance.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please apply online with your current resume and cover letter: SaludParaLaGente.appone.com

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Salud Para La Gente (SPLG) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville, CA, in 1978 as a storefront "free clinic", and with the ever growing need for health services, became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)for our community in 1992. Today we are a primary health care network with over 14 clinic sites and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.

SPLG offers a collaborative culture that values excellence, achievement, innovation, teamwork and compassion while ensuring respect, dignity and fairness for our patients.

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

THIS POSITION IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS.

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