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Optometrist - Kenai, Alaska - Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Location: Kenai, AK
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Hours: Full time
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The Optometrist is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of clinical services to our un’ina (patient). Optometrist examines un’ina eyes, test their sight, give advice on visual problems and prescribe and fit spectacles or contact lenses when needed. The Optometrist is trained to recognize diseases of the eye, such as glaucoma and cataracts, as well as general health conditions such as diabetes. The Optometrist will refer un’ina to medical practitioners when necessary, as well as sometimes sharing the care of un’ina with chronic conditions. The Optometrist is accountable to ensure their practice is operated as specified in grants and contracts in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, the Tribes’ polices and procedures, and professional ethics.

  • Examining the eyes of un’ina of all ages to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality or vision defects.
  • Checking for signs and symptoms of general health conditions (e.g. diabetes, hypertension, etc.).
  • Using specialized equipment for diagnosis and testing.
  • Prescribing medications and treatments as permitted by State laws.
  • Providing pre and post-operative care for patients undergoing cataract and refractive surgery procedures where indicated.
  • Issuing prescriptions for spectacles or contact-lenses.
  • Fitting and checking prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects.
  • Providing advice and reassurance about vision-related matters; Offering help and advice for un’ina choosing frames and lenses.
  • Writing referral communications to doctors and communicating with other medical practitioners and sometimes sharing the care of un’ina with chronic ophthalmic conditions.
  • Fulfilling continuing education requirements.

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s objectives.



Required Skills

Lifting Requirements

(Check appropriate category required to perform essential function of the job.)

Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Very heavy work – Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

(Check appropriate category(ies) required to perform essential functions of the job)

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Check appropriate category(ies) required to perform essential functions of the job

Exposure to Fumes

Mechanical Hazards

Exposure to Dust

Chemical Hazards

Exposure Extreme Temperatures

Electrical Hazards

Wet

Radiant Energy Hazards

Noise

Explosives Hazards

Vibration

Burn Hazards

Mists or gases

Other:

Comments:

OSHA Categories

(Complete this OSHA section for Clinical/Patient Care Related Jobs)

Category I – Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Category III – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

(Complete with information required to perform essential functions of the job)

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner and other office equipment

List Tools: Specialized optometry tools and equipment

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:

Other:

Travel

(Check if required to travel is an essential function of the position)

Local

In-State

Out-of-State

Comments: Travel for training and meetings may be required



Required Experience

Education

  • Doctorate degree in Optometry.
  • Successful passage of all parts of National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) national board exam.

Experience

  • Three (3) years of experience
  • Current Alaska State Optometry License in good standing
  • Current DEA certificate, BLS certification required.
  • A valid Alaska Driver’s License and remain insurable under the Tribe’s policy.

Special Skills

  • Critical thinking abilities with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Good organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail.
  • The ability to keep up to date and apply scientific and technological principles, methods and developments.
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPPA and other regulations.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records and Systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPPA and other regulations. Preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with cultural diversities.

To apply, visit Kenaitze Indian Tribe to submit an online application. You may contact Human Resources at 907.335.7200 or recruiter@kenaitze.org for further informatio



Lifting Requirements

(Check appropriate category required to perform essential function of the job.)

Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Very heavy work – Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

(Check appropriate category(ies) required to perform essential functions of the job)

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Climb (stairs/ladders) or balance (Ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

Check appropriate category(ies) required to perform essential functions of the job

Exposure to Fumes

Mechanical Hazards

Exposure to Dust

Chemical Hazards

Exposure Extreme Temperatures

Electrical Hazards

Wet

Radiant Energy Hazards

Noise

Explosives Hazards

Vibration

Burn Hazards

Mists or gases

Other:

Comments:

OSHA Categories

(Complete this OSHA section for Clinical/Patient Care Related Jobs)

Category I – Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Category II – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur

Category III – Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid

Equipment and Tools

(Complete with information required to perform essential functions of the job)

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner and other office equipment

List Tools: Specialized optometry tools and equipment

Drives KIT or Personal Vehicle:

Other:

Travel

(Check if required to travel is an essential function of the position)

Local

In-State

Out-of-State

Comments: Travel for training and meetings may be required



Education

  • Doctorate degree in Optometry.
  • Successful passage of all parts of National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) national board exam.

Experience

  • Three (3) years of experience
  • Current Alaska State Optometry License in good standing
  • Current DEA certificate, BLS certification required.
  • A valid Alaska Driver’s License and remain insurable under the Tribe’s policy.

Special Skills

  • Critical thinking abilities with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Good organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail.
  • The ability to keep up to date and apply scientific and technological principles, methods and developments.
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong ethical standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPPA and other regulations.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records and Systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIPPA and other regulations. Preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with cultural diversities.

To apply, visit Kenaitze Indian Tribe to submit an online application. You may contact Human Resources at 907.335.7200 or recruiter@kenaitze.org for further informatio

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