ACE Eyecare, Inc., a well-established, high-volume practice in California’s Central Valley is seeking a compassionate and highly motivated Optometrist to join our team of providers. If you are a dedicated Optometrist with a passion for delivering exceptional eye care, this career opportunity is for you:
Step into a well-established practice and work alongside three experienced Ophthalmologists and four Optometrists with a fully trained support staff.
Entry level and experienced candidates are both welcome to apply.
Earn between $500 and $550 per day, depending on experience, and take advantage of excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401K with 3% matching, continuing education allowance, and malpractice insurance.
The ideal candidate will have a focus on excellent healthcare outcomes, sound clinical judgment, ethical decision-making, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and motivation to contribute to the practice.
WHAT IS ACE?
ACE is comprised of ACE Eyecare Inc, a professional medical ophthalmology and optometry practice, and Advanced Center for Eyecare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides funding to uninsured individuals in need of vision care.
ACE’s mission is to make high-quality eye care accessible and affordable for Kern County’s large underserved and uninsured population.
ACE’s three ophthalmologists and four optometrists work hand-in-hand to provide the full spectrum of ophthalmic and optometric services and associated follow-up care.
ACE has multiple locations: One “mothership” clinic that serves the general public with both ophthalmic and optometric care, a second clinic that provides additional public access to eye care, a shared off-site ambulatory surgery center, and five school-based vision centers that provide elementary and middle school students with eye exams and glasses.
WHO DOES ACE SERVE?
ACE primarily serves the approximately 42% of Kern County’s population who otherwise would not have affordable access to quality eye care services.
While ACE doctors see patients of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, the majority of our patients have Medi-Cal or Medicare insurance plans. ACE Eyecare is also accredited to accept many PPO health insurances and vision insurance plans.
For those with no insurance, Advanced Center for Eyecare works to provide funding for needed vision care by soliciting donations and developing local and national partnerships.
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Under the general direction and supervision of the exempt optometrist or exempt designee, the optometrist performs routine procedures using independent professional judgment in the practice of optometry within the scope of the laws of the state of California, the rules and regulations of the California Board of Optometry and the policies of ACE Eyecare, Inc.
Conducts and documents history including chief complaint, relevant symptoms as appropriate; pertinent ocular health, family and medical history, medications; current spectacle/contact lens and any other data required to manage the patient's vision and ocular health needs.
Performs minimum as well as appropriate additional testing as needed based on the specific needs of each patient.
Adequately documents findings.
Is proficient in the use and interpretation of standard ophthalmic equipment, which includes but is not limited to retinoscopy, subjective refraction, lensometry, visual fields, mobility and pupil testing, slit lamp examination, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, fundus contact lens, tear function testing, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, and more.
Accurately interprets data from the clinical exam.
Makes sound clinical diagnoses.
Takes appropriate actions(s) to take care of patients' chief complaint(s) and ensure ocular health and visual needs are met.
Clearly documents impressions and clinical action plan in the chart, including referrals to other providers, long-term medical management and/or optical and therapeutic prescriptions dispensed.
Uses tests and procedures, as described above, designed to detect and appropriately manage disorders common to the elderly such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
Actively communicates with fellow optometrists and optical, ophthalmology and support staff to optimize the quality of clinical care and service to patients.
Works with optical staff and ophthalmologists to ensure most timely and convenient service given to the patient when their services are needed.
Attends and contributes to staff meetings to keep up with events and policy changes.
Identifies and reports system problems that result in waste and poor services; identifies possible solutions.
Maintains all licensing and job requirements (CE, CPR, safety training, PPD)
Dictates/writes referral and information letters to other providers or agencies, as appropriate, or otherwise communicates with parents, teachers or other providers as appropriate.
Performs other related duties such as completing school forms, DMV, FAA and other like documents.
Works and coordinates concerns in a designated location.
Directs and oversees daily operations and reports to the local Chief of Optometry or exempt designee.
A minimum of one (1) year of experience desired, but not required.
O.D. degree from an accredited School of Optometry is required.
Current California Optometric License is required.
Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents, Lacrimal Irrigation and Glaucoma (T.L.G.) certification is required.
Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
Meets all of the specifications of staff Optometrist.
Additional Salary Information: Available Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Disability, Life Insurance
Internal Number: 001
About ACE Eyecare
Alarming statistics show that approximately 42% of Kern County’s population, or roughly 2 in 5 people, do not have affordable access to quality eye care services. ACE Eyecare is a not-for-profit optometry and ophthalmology practice whose mission is to make this much-needed eye care affordable and accessible to the underserved children, adults, and seniors in our community. This is achieved by accepting most public health and vision insurances (e.g. Medicaid), as well as providing services at a minimal cost to low-income patients who don't have insurance. At ACE, we're energetic and passionate about what we do. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values, and commitment to enhancing our community by helping those in need.