The Optometrist diagnoses, manages and treats conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. He/ She ensures coordination of care with patients, fellow physicians and ancillary health team providers.
Reports directly to: Nurse Consultant Lead - Ophthalmology
Reports indirectly to: Director – Clinical Affairs
Works independently and in concert with ophthalmologists
Examines eyes and visual systems to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality or vision defects
Uses specialized equipment and provides diagnoses, prescribes corrective lenses (eyeglasses or contact lenses), provides treatment and low-vision rehabilitation
Prescribes therapeutic drugs to treat some eye conditions within the scope of practice
Administers drugs to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems
Performs examinations to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases
Performs cycloplegic retinoscopy in pediatric patients
Tests patients’ visual acuity, depth and color perception, ability to focus and coordinate the eyes and anterior segment health, strabismus and ocular motility evaluation, glaucoma evaluation, performs dilated funduscopy both via direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, and performs dry and cycloplegic refractions
Diagnoses conditions caused by systemic diseases, analyzes test results and develops a treatment plan
Evaluates the results of a variety of diagnostic tests and decides on the best course of treatment for a patient
Demonstrates proficiency with contact lens dispensing and care, including aphakic fits, keratoconus therapeutic fitting, and post refractive surgical fits
Administers therapy to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe first line therapy to treat some eye diseases
Performs evaluation of inpatient consultations and emergency or walk-in patients as needed
May rotate to different clinic locations or offsite partner facilities as required
Provides clear explanations and eye care instructions to patients and their families, answers questions and provides reassurance
Liaises with other physicians in case of patients with chronic ophthalmic conditions or if additional medical treatment is necessary
Participates in research if required
Communicates with patients to get detailed case histories
Liaises with sales representatives from vision care product suppliers
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
- Doctor of Optometry (OD) Degree; graduation from an accredited School of Optometry accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association or equivalent.
- Completion of an Optometric Residency in Pediatric Optometry
- 5+ years of experience in Optometric practice.
- CT Optometrist license or equivalent
Highly specialized in performing pediatric evaluations, contact lens fitting's for aphakic babies, and low vision.
- Familiarity with contact lens dispensing and care.
- Ability to help patients feel at ease.
- Excellent skills in performing cycloplegic retinoscopy in pediatric patients.
- Ability to work efficiently in a high volume environment.
- Proficiency with EMR.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in concert with Ophthalmologists.
- Excellent fluency in written and spoken English
- Minimum of (5) years of Optometric practice with 2 years in pediatric specialty practice
- Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments.
- Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff.
- Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible.
- Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators.
- Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes.
- Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care.
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