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Optometrist

Company: Acuity Eyecare Group
Location: Omaha
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Job Description:

About the Company:Acuity Eyecare Group (AEG) is a rapidly growing community of wholly-owned Optical Retail shops that practice Full-Scope Optometry adjacent to a well-run Dispensary. We are building a collection of top small local Optical Retail businesses primarily OD-owned and integrating them onto the AEG platform. In the process, we maintain the local retail brand, OD staff, Store Associates, Patients/Customers while making investments that enable the team take better care of the patients and customers in their neighborhood. The core purpose that unifies all of our Doctors and Associates is to improve the health of our community by helping our neighbors see better and look their best, one patient at a time. We are assembling an all-star team of experienced industry professionals to help build AEG into the best place to work, shop, invest, and have an outstanding patient experience.Overall ResponsibilityThe optometrist will conduct eye exams for Acuity Eyecare group and strive to practice to the full capacity of their license.The optometrist will support practice growth by establishing patient relationships and education to the patient on eyecare.Principle Duties and ResponsibilitiesConducting eye examsEstablishing long term patient relationships through proper patient care and educationPerforms verbal interview with patient prior to examination to determine health and ocular history, medical issues, reasons for their visit as well their visual wants and needsInstructs, recommends and advises patients as to their options for remediation of ametropias, systemic and ocular disease as well as visual wants and needs. Hands-off patient to support staff with recap discussionAbility to generate patient loyalty and promote the profession of Optometry and Acuity Eyecare Group values. Perform vision tests and analyze resultsDiagnose sight problems, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and eye diseasesPrescribe eyeglasses, contact lenses, and medicationsRecommend or provide treatments such as vision therapy or low-vision rehabilitation (brand specific) Provide pre- and postoperative care to patients undergoing eye surgeryfor example, examining a patients eyes the day after cataract or refractive surgeryEvaluate patients for the presence of diseases such as diabetes and refer patients to other healthcare providers within the proper time frame Promote eye health by counseling patients, including explaining how to clean and wear contact lenses how often to have their eyes examined clearly communicating to the opticians and other sales people appropriate recommendations for the best possible lenses with the latest highest technology coatings and designs.Required Skills and ExperiencesDoctorate of Optometry from a credentialed institution, Must have passed all optometrist state boards. Key Style Characteristics:Bias For Action / Entrepreneurialism - Willingness to roll up her/his sleeves and work in a lean fast paced start-up environment Collaboration Comfortable working in decision making teams and ability to influence employees positivelySimplicity / Focus Ability to focus on a few important items that matter and truly drive results.People First AEG is building a culture where people matter. The optometrist will positively influence whenever possible. Adaptability The ability to retain an open mind for change, ability to move in different direction, ability to remain bias free.Critical Thinking Must be able to make well-thought out recommendations using dataAccountable Must stand behind commitments, take responsibility for words/actions and be accountable for individual and team goals.Resilience Ability to cope and maintain emotional separation from issues; ability to manage stress and be graceful in stressful situations

Keywords: Acuity Eyecare Group, Omaha , Optometrist, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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