Welcome to Preventistry®! We are revolutionizing oral health for everyone by redefining prevention and care.
A more effective health care system requires a revolution in oral health care and DentaQuest's affiliated practices are leading the way. The affiliated practices are made up of Advantage Dental from DentaQuest Opens in New Window , Community Dental Care of Kentucky Opens in New Window , Community Dental Care of Texas Opens in New Window , DentaQuest Oral Health Center Opens in New Window , Gentech Dentist Opens in New Window and Sarrell Dental and Eye Centers Opens in New Window .
A revolution requires us to reach beyond the dental chair to reshape the oral health system. We address full-body health and its relationship with social and cultural determinates by expanding access to care, the affordability of care and implementing a greater focus on timely prevention of dental disease, rather than intervention.
DentaQuest continues to create a strong partnership for optimizing health system performance by adding an innovative approach to the delivery of oral health care to its extensive experience as a leading dental health benefits administrator. The people of DentaQuest have a common purpose: we work together as one, with passion, perseverance and focus to achieve a nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire lives, where every person has access to quality dental care.
DentaQuest's affiliated care delivery practices are made up of over 200 providers, over 80 practices across six states, with more than 700 employees providing care to over a quarter of a million patients annually. Dedicated to our mission: To improve the oral health of all. We harness our unique reach and insights to provide patients with better care, timely education,
greater access, innovative solutions, and transformative system change. We call this industry leading approach to dentistry - Preventistry®.
JOB TITLE: Optometrist
REPORTS TO: Optometry Director
The Optometrist, reporting to Optometry Director, will perform routine eye exams. This includes diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the visual system. Follows and supports the CARE model for patient experience.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conducting routine eye examinations, including visual field tests.
Diagnose and provide appropriate vision treatment plan to patient including discussion and explanation of treatment plan with patient and/or guardian.
Responsible for taking preliminary case history including current medical and ocular conditions and drug allergies.
Performs pre-testing with assessment of visual acuities, pupils, eye muscle alignment, visual fields, color vision, depth perception, tonometry, pupillary distance, and intraocular pressure.
Instills eye drops for purpose of dilation.
Educate patients and guardians on the importance of maintaining proper vision health.
Communicate with the optical technician and/or patient coordinator regarding patient treatment plans.
Prescribe medications as necessary and appropriate.
Execution of proper follow up and continued care of patients involved in multi–step treatment plans, particularly for those patients referred for specialty care.
Assists in outside specialist referrals when necessary including referral letters.
Assists patients in frame selection to be ordered.
Makes adjustment to frame and lens position to fit patient's facial structure by heating, shaping or bending frames.
Repairs damaged frames.
Perform and document repairs, calibration and testing of equipment.
Maintains inventory of materials and cleans instruments.
Assists patient with insertion, removal and care of contact lenses.
Arrange and maintain optical displays.
Use lensometers to determine and /or verify lens prescriptions.
Verify finished lens spectacles match the optical prescription.
Ensures optical room is properly disinfected and set up for patient.
Other Duties as assigned.
High standards for integrity, honesty, professionalism, and work ethic.
Commitment to service excellence.
Ability to work independently while demonstrating excellent organization and follow through.
Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.
Ability and willingness to move with purpose and a strong sense of urgency.
Self-motivated, positive, and enthusiastic.
Self- starter with a strong desire to exceed expectations and capable of supporting a team to achieve successful results.
Maintains confidentiality discretion.
Ability to effectively work in collaboration with others to achieve business objectives.
Willing to grow and be challenged.
Licensing/certifications as required by state.
Maintain Continuing Education (CE) as required by state.
Current CPR certification.
Ability to travel using personal car as required by the company.
Occasional overnight travel.
Moderate physical activity; requires handling average-weight objects up to 10-15 pounds
Standing, sitting and/or walking more than 4 hours per day.
Work environment involves exposer to potentially dangerous material and situations that require extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform this position.
** In accordance with DentaQuest's Compliance Plan, employee must conduct DQ business in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, professional standards and ethical standards and report potential compliance or ethical issues to manager or DQ's Compliance Officer. **
DentaQuest's Affirmative Action Program affirms our commitment to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitation of otherwise-qualified individuals with disabilities or special disabled veterans, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please see Human Resources for additional information regarding this Program.
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