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Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology - Optometrist

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job Details Job Summary: Provides the full scope of optometry services which fall under his/her field of training, including but not limited to diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health USC Medical Group's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork. Responsibilities: Examines eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness. Analyzes test results and develop a treatment plan. Prescribes, supplies, fits and adjusts eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids. Prescribes medications to treat eye diseases. Orders studies, tests and ancillary services. Educates patients on contact lens care and visual hygiene. Consults with and refers patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary. Removes foreign bodies from the eye. Provides pre- and post-operative care to patients that are undergoing cataract or vision corrective surgery. Performs optometric services under the general supervision of the practice's Medical Director. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations. Upholds the standards of professionalism and remains dedicated to clinical excellence.? Respects diversity and embodies the Palmetto Health Vision and Values. Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements: Education:? Doctor of Optometry from an accredited optometry school. Experience:? Residency completed.? At least 1 year operating independently in a clinical setting is ideal. Number and Type of Employees Supervised: Health-care workers, such as certified ophthalmic assistants and technicians. Licensure, Registry or Certification Required:? National Board of Examiners in Optometry Certification and South Carolina License of Optometry.? Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person BLS through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session BLS through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session. Special Training:? Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures and techniques.? Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of patients.? Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette required. EEO/AA

Keywords: Prisma Health, Columbia , Palmetto Health-USC Ophthalmology - Optometrist, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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