Website Amoskeag Health
The target date for employment will begin in late spring/early summer 2023.
NH Board of Registration in Optometry
Licensed as a Doctor of Optometry
1-2 years post-doctoral work experience as an Optometrist
Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese
Experience working with culturally diverse demographic patient populations
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $124,800 per year and can increase depending on experience. There is a sign-on bonus for this position. Sign-on bonuses are contingent upon active employment status and a positive performance review.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Provide comprehensive eye care to patients of the Health Center including, but not limited to: -Examine and diagnose vision problems and eye diseases; Test visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the eyes; Prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses and provide vision therapy and low-vision rehabilitation; Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.
-Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews. Examines patients, formulates diagnostic plans, defines and orders/administers required diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results, and implements treatment plans.
-Administer topical and oral medications to patients to aid in the diagnosis of vision problems and prescribe medications to treat diseases of the eye, eyelids and adnexa, as permitted by the State of NH Optometry Practice Act;
-Test visual acuity, depth and color perception, and ability to focus and coordinate the ; Provide preoperative and postoperative office visit care to cataract patients or other eye surgery; Diagnose conditions caused by systemic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, referring patients to other health practitioners as needed. Other responsibilities as described in job summary.
-Document office visits within Electronic Medical Records (EMR) according to protocol and to communicate appropriately with referring medical providers; Participate in the formulation and evaluation of applicable protocols. Ensure correct coding of services provided.
-Meet or exceed the Health Center’s annual productivity goal specified within the Physician Contract. Maintain an assigned schedule necessary that meets or exceeds the Center’s annual minimum expected patient expectations: The minimum expected number of patient visits to be seen by a regular full time equivalent (1.0 FTE) Optometrist is 3,520 (three thousand five hundred and twenty) or up to 1,584 (one thousand five hundred eighty-four) clinical hours/week over the course of 1 (one) year. The expected number of patient visits and number of clinical hours per year is prorated for those working less than full time.
Benefits We Offer to Our Employees:
Medical, Dental, Vision, 403B with Company Match, Paid Time Off, Life Insurance, Continuing Education Opportunities and more!
Amoskeag Health has a policy requiring proof of full vaccinations per CDC guidelines, including both COVID 19/Booster and annual influenza. Staff may request a reasonable accommodation for a religious or medical exemption from these policies, but such a request is not a guarantee that the accommodation can be made.