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Optometrist

Company: Community Health Connections
Location: Fitchburg
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

**Description****Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:**+ Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness.+ Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.+ Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.+ Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.+ Educate and counsel patients on eye care, contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.+ Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.+ Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.]+ Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, health care professionals, funders, and other regulatory agencies.+ Works as part of team.+ Awareness of resources available within the health center to accommodate the needs of patients.+ Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission.+ Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards.+ Performs other duties as assigned.**Minimum Qualifications:**+ Requires a doctorate in optometry (OD) with a Massachusetts therapeutics level optometry license, and be board certification in optometry.+ Current Massachusetts Controlled Substances required.+ Requires an active commitment to excellence in patient care, a desire to improve wellness of our community, an appreciation for community needs, a culturally competent individual, and someone who is excited about the opportunity to build the eye service.+ Minimum of five years professional experience preferred+ Public Health experience preferred.+ Bilingual Preferred.+ Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English required**Qualifications****Education****Required**+ Doctorate or better**Licenses & Certifications****Required**+ Optometrist

Keywords: Community Health Connections, Nashua , Optometrist, Healthcare , Fitchburg, New Hampshire

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