Essential Functions: • Coordinates central planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Optometry programs with appropriate input from the Assistant Medical Group Administrator and working in collaboration with Director of Optometry and Ophthalmology Services. • These include Optometrist and departmental goal setting, optometry projects, literature, supplies and continuing education, peer review and productivity, quality of care and service. • Responsible for the coordination of the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of Optometry and departmental policies, clinical practice agreements and quality assurance program. • Ensures Optometrists' compliance with all licensure requirements. • Oversees orientation and training for Optometrists. • Plans, coordinates and schedules the office hours and leaves for Optometrists. • Participates in the interviewing and selection process for all Optometrist candidates, as well as completion of performance assessments of current staff. • Performs other administrative responsibilities such as collection and compilation of Optometrist statistics, budget development and monitoring. • An Optometry Chief of Service also provides direct optometry care and services to members as listed: provides visual examinations, including for pathology. • Conducts detection and differential diagnosis of abnormal visual, ocular and/or systematic conditions. • Provides additional specialized testing and therapy such as contact lens examinations, visual fields (perimetry), tonometry, orthoptics (for therapy of amblyopia, suppression, diplopia, extraocular muscle problems and associated conditions), low vision evaluation for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with subnormal vision not correctable with standard opthalmic appliances, fluorescein angiography for diagnosing and documenting ocular conditions, ocular photography for photo examination of the external and internal structures of the eye under the direction of Ophthalmology. • Provides treatment of the visual system within the scope of optometric licensure, including writing prescriptions for ophthalmic spectacles, contact lenses, orthoptics and non-optical aids. • Works effectively as a team member/leader of other areas of Vision Services which includes Optical Lab and Optical Dispensing. • Promotes member satisfaction by ensuring the provision of a high level of quality of service and care. • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
Minimum five (5) years of recent experience as an Optometrist required.
Leadership and supervisory experience required. • Graduate of a school or college of Optometry accredited by the State Board of Optometry.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. • Current California license from the State Board of Optometry. • California certificate to use topical diagnostic pharmaceutical agents.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required. • Knowledge of optometric practice, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and mechanics of the human eye and visual processes. • Full scope of practice certifications, including Glaucoma and other certifications as recommended by CA SBO-State Board of Optometry