Kaiser Permanente Optometrist ON-CALL in Denver, Colorado

Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Optometry, examines eyes to determine visual status & performance by means of instrumentation & observation, & prescribes corrective procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by taking patient-s case history & reviewing medical records, if available

  • Examines patient-s eyes & adjoining structures for evidence of pathology

  • Investigates the state of patient-s visual functioning by using a full field of optometric instruments & techniques

  • Diagnoses visual deficiencies & prescribes corrective lenses

  • Prescribes & fits contact lenses

  • Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted

  • Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients

  • Prescribes & fits contact lenses

  • Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted

  • Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic & microscopic lenses, magnifiers & other optical devices to aid low-vision patients

  • Examines patients presenting w/ ocular emergencies

  • Prescribes medications when appropriate

  • Refers patients w/ indications of possible ocular pathology to an Ophthalmologist as needed

  • Refers patients to other appropriate KP providers as needed for further evaluation & required treatment

  • Participates in departmental & educational meeting including peer review activities within the department & medical facility

  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors & principles defined by the KP Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives

  • Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, & behaviors necessary to provide superior & culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, & to purchasers, contracted providers & vendorsSupports compliance & Kaiser Permanent-s Code of Conduct by adhering to federal & state laws & regulations, accreditation & license requirements, by policies & procedures

  • Responds appropriately to observed fraud & abuse

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college of optometry w/ a Doctor of Optometry degree, plus currently licensed as an Optometrist in the State of Colorado including certification in the use of diagnostic & therapeutic pharmaceutical agents

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) & Taxonomy code required at time of hire

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Optometrist ON-CALL

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 714781

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.