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Title:  Optometrist

Division:  Pediatrics
Schedule:  Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., may inclu
Work Location:  Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $110,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8300

Summary

The Optometrist will examine patients to determine the nature and degree of vision problems and/or eye disease. The Optometrist’s primary duties will include, but are not limited to: examining patients and performing various tests to determine visual acuity and perception; prescribing eyeglasses, corrective lenses, and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision; consulting with patients and collaborating with Ophthalmologists or other health care practitioners if additional medical treatment is determined necessary; studying eye diseases and how to prevent and cure them; other duties as assigned.  Opportunities for research, journal club, teaching, and attending professional meetings are readily available.

 

Job Purpose

The Optometrist examines patients to determine the nature and degree of vision problems and/or eye disease.

Job Duties

  • Examines patients and performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception. 
  • Prescribes eyeglasses, corrective lenses, and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision. 
  • Consults with patients and collaborates with Ophthalmologists or other health care practitioners if additional medical treatment is determined necessary. 
  • Studies eye diseases and how to prevent and cure them.  
  • Holds urgent care clinic for same day visits.
  • Holds Saturday clinic for increased patient access during non-traditional clinic hours.
  • Provide inpatient or Emergency Center consult support for Ophthalmologists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctor of Optometry (OD).
  • Current license as an Optometrist by the Texas Optometry Board.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pediatric Optometry experience.

 

 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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