Optometrist

first_imgThe Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School ofMedicine is seeking an optometrist to join the Wilmer Columbiapractice. This individual will work independently to provideprimary ocular evaluations for patients seeking vision services atThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Wilmer EyeInstitute at Columbia. Provide comprehensive care and performgeneral visual examinations and contact lens evaluations onpatients in need of evaluation for vision correction and performthe various skills associated with the practice of optometry.Perform visual examinations and contact lens evaluation on adultsand pediatric patients in need of evaluation for problems relatedto ocular irregularities, including but not limited to keratoconus,post-surgical vision impairments, aphakia and distortion secondaryto injury or pathology. Refer and/or work in consultation withvarious ophthalmological specialists to diagnose and treatcomplicated vision disorders. Refer patients to surgeons forsurgical interventions as needed. Dispense and educate patientsabout optometric materials prescribed for treatment for ocularconditions. Work in collaboration with the optical manager.• Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by usinga full field of optometry instruments and techniques.• Diagnoses refractive errors and prescribes glasses and contactsas needed.• Diagnoses and treats visual diseases, disorders, and deficienciesand prescribes treatment according to the laws of the State ofMaryland, District, or Commonwealth.• In the state or jurisdiction in which licensed or under thestanding orders of a physician, uses diagnostic pharmaceuticalagents to detect and diagnose ocular pathology. Uses examinationtechniques to determine ocular signs of systemic diseases andmedications.• Refers patients to other appropriate specialists as needed forfurther evaluation and treatment.• Participates in departmental and educational meetings includingpeer review activities within the department and medicalfacility.Experience• Minimum of one (1) year of experience or successful completion ofaccredited optometry residency program.Education• Graduation from an accredited school of Optometry required.• License in good standing in State of Maryland required.• National Provider Identification (NPI) required.Please submit your application files including a cover letter andcurriculum vitae via the “Apply Now” button.The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity forits faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university doesnot discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status,pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age,disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity orexpression, veteran status or other legally protectedcharacteristic. The university is committed to providing qualifiedindividuals access to all academic and employment programs,benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability,performance and merit without regard to personal factors that areirrelevant to the program involved.The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfmlast_img

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