Jan 13, 2023

Associate Optometrist in Pawtucket, RI

  • Eyetastic Services
  • Pawtucket, RI, USA
Full-time Optometrist

Job Description

We have a wonderful opportunity for an Optometrist in Pawtucket, RI.

About the Practice
This private practice has been around since the mid-1960s and was established by the current owner/optometrist’s father.  You’ll find three examination lanes in the Optometry Office, two of those fitted with state-of-the-art digital equipment, and 1 with more traditional equipment.  In terms of support, you probably couldn’t ask for more!  The owner provides technicians for all the entry examinations, contact lens technicians for all fittings, teachings, and evaluations, and opticians for all eyewear troubleshooting and sales, and you’ll be working alongside the owner each day for guidance and support.

About the Position
This position is ideal for someone outgoing and motivated who really wants to maintain and even grow, the practice’s reputation within the community.  Bilingual in English and Spanish is a must, you don’t have to be fluent in Spanish but should know at least the basics to perform a comprehensive exam and be willing to learn more as you go.

Job Description
Optometrist responsibilities include analyzing vision tests, identifying sight problems, and prescribing corrective lenses and eyeglasses. To be successful in this role, you should have attention to detail and be able to treat all kinds of patients with kindness and discretion, from young children to the elderly.

To qualify for this role, you must be state-licensed, or in the process of obtaining your license, and possess in-depth knowledge of eye-related disorders, conditions, and treatment. The ideal candidate will be customer service-oriented with excellent analytical and communication skills.
This job requires candidates to be able to perform duties that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Document history including complaint and relevant symptoms, ocular health, medication usage, medical and family history, current vision aide if applicable, and any other pertinent data
  • Examine eyes using observation, pharmaceutical agents, and instruments to determine visual perception, acuity, coordination, and focus.
  • Based on the exam, diagnose diseases and anomalies such as color blindness or glaucoma
  • Clearly document diagnosis and treatment plan, including referrals, therapeutic prescriptions, and long-term medical management, in patients’ charts
  • Handle eyecare emergencies in the most appropriate manner for each situation through in-office treatment or outside referrals to other healthcare providers
  • Evaluate patients for other health issues such as diabetes, and refer to other healthcare providers as necessary
  • Prescribe corrective lenses and fit contact lenses
  • Prescribe medications (depending on state laws and individual certifications and/or licensing)
  • Build strong doctor-patient relationships
  • Promote eye health by teaching patients about proper eye care techniques
  • Maintain accurate medical files for all patients
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records and protected health information as per HIPAA and compliance laws

Position Requirements
Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree.
Must possess a state-issued license for the practice of optometry.
Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
Bilingual English/Spanish speaker
In-depth knowledge of eye-related disorders and conditions.
Patient service-oriented with excellent analytical skills.

Overall Information
If you currently have your Rhode Island Optometry license or are in the process of obtaining your license, please feel free to apply or reach out to us with any questions! New grads are welcome to apply.

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