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Optometrist (Part-time)

Medical/Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Recruitment #181127-UNCX-416

Introduction


Medical/Mabel Bassett Correctional Center

Salary:  $4,166.66 monthly

This is a part-time position (.50 FTE)

This is an unclassified position; selections will be made without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
OPTOMETRIST 

Basic Purpose:
Under general direction, performs professional work as an optometrist by examining and testing eyes and prescribing lenses and treatment as necessary for the resident population at a state correctional institution or facility.

Typical Functions:
. Develops and administers a program of optometry services within the institution; participates in the integration of the optometry program with other programs of the institution.
. Examines patients’ eyes for vision problems, disease, and other abnormal conditions and prescribes lenses and treatment as necessary.
. Fits patients with frames; fills out lab forms, and sends prescriptions to contracting laboratory; verifies prescription when it returns from laboratory; fits, adjusts, and dispenses eyeglasses or contact lenses to patient.
. Assists patients with prescriptions for eyeglasses from sources outside the institution; performs eyeglass repairs and re-examinations as necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of optometry; of current literature and recent developments in the field of optometry; and of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting the practice of optometry. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to gain the confidence and cooperation of patients; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; and to apply principles of self-discipline necessary to serve the needs of the patient population.

Education and Experience:

Statutorily Required: N/A

Minimum Qualifications: Licensure to practice optometry in the state of Oklahoma.

Job Code: 2586 DOC Pay Grade: Medical Statutory Reference: 74 O.S. § 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 08-01-02.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.


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