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QuarterLine Optometrist in Air Force Academy, Colorado

Optometrist

Job Details

Level

Experienced

Job Location

United States Air Force Academy - Air Force Academy, CO

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Medical Degree

Salary Range

Undisclosed

Travel Percentage

Negligible

Job Shift

Day

Job Category

Health Care

Description

QuarterLine is currently seeking a full time Optometrist to join our team atthe USAF Academy. As an employee of QuarterLine, you will have the opportunity to treat active duty personnel, military retirees, eligible veterans, and their enrolled family members.

  

About:  

The 10th Medical Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy provides healthcare services to 30,000 beneficiaries, including support to the 4,000-member cadet wing. Their mission is to ensure medically fit forces, provide expeditionary medics, and improve the health of all we serve to meet our Nation’s needs. Today, more than 700 medical Airmen are deployed in more than 30 nations, supporting warfighters in a variety of ongoing an emergent contingency operations.

 

To learn more, please visit:https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/MTF/Air-Force-Academy/

 

Specific Tasks:

 

The optometrist shall have sufficient experience to be able to adequately perform optometric tasks, to include, but not limited to the following:

 

  • Participate in the installation’s occupational vision program involving functions performed by the optometry clinic.

  • Perform a primary role in the visual readiness and optimization of active duty personnel for both war and peace mission accomplishment.

  • Participate in squadron process improvement activities, evaluation of squadron performance, and optometric-related research and provide training to ophthalmic technicians, other optometrists, and other wing staff as appropriate. Process improvement activities will include, but not limited to peer reviews.

  • Meet peer review documentation requirements for credentialing standards, AFMS coding audits.

     

Type of work. The duties include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as diagnosis of related systemic conditions utilizing refractive, pharmaceutical, and rehabilitative (low vision, contact lens, and binocular vision) procedures.

  • Utilization and prescription of pharmaceutical agents for the examination of the eye and adnexa as well as treatment and management of vision disorders, diseases, and conditions of the eye and adnexa.

  • Utilization and prescription of ophthalmic and other rehabilitative prosthetic devices (including spectacles, ballistic protective/gas mask inserts, contact lenses, low vision devices, etc.) and training in their use.

  • Provide pre and post-operative care of corneal refractive surgery patients.

  • Ordering of diagnostic laboratory studies (including preparation of specimens for cultures, sensitivity testing, smear and histological analysis, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, serology/ immunology, nuclear medicine, urinalysis, etc.); ordering of diagnostic imaging studies (ultrasound of the eye, head, neck, heart; ocular fluorescein and indocynanine green angiography; radiology of the eye, orbit, head, neck, chest including X-ray, CT, MRI, MRA with and without contrast; etc.).

  • Consultations with attending physicians and others, when requested, to augment the care of patients; referral to appropriate health care providers of patients with medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitative conditions; health education and sight conservation programs to inform patients of potential ocular complications of disease processes and to prevent loss of sight or reduced visual performance as a result of safety hazards or environmental influences; emergency care not within scope of other approved privileges to prevent imminent vision loss.

  • Performs clinical procedures to include refractive status determination; binocular vision status determination; ocular and adnexal health evaluation; external, anterior segment, and fundus photography with interpretation; ocular electro diagnostic measurement with interpretation; ocular diagnostic imaging (ultra sonographic and laser) measurement with interpretation; ocular angiographic (fluorescein and indocyanine green) photography with interpretation; epilation of lashes; expression of adnexal glands; examination, testing, dilation and irrigation of the lacrimal apparatus; insertion of temporary and permanent punctual plugs; removal of non-perforating foreign bodies from the eye and adnexa; uncomplicated repair of non-perforating ocular and adnexal lacerations; suture removal from the eye or adnexae; corneal debridement and intrastromal repair of recurrent epithelial erosions; corneal scraping for culturing.

  • Consultations with Flight Medicine physicians to augment care of aircrew and special duty personnel. Performs, documents and interprets specialized vision tests described in AFI 48-123, Medical Examinations and Standards.

  • Provide pre and post-operative care of corneal refractive surgery patients.

     

Other Tasks:

  • All contractors must meet their minimum MGMA performance standard, if applicable.

     

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Experience:Must have a minimum of 24 months in the last 36 months of documented current clinical independent experience and competency as an Optometrist. Must have the level of experience and documented current clinical competency to be awarded “Regular” privileges to work independently. Experience working in a Government setting such a DOD or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) MTF is preferable.

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support:Current BLS and PALS is highly desirable.

  • Degree/Education:Doctor of Optometry degree from an accredited organization.

  • Board Certification:DHA-recognized board certification for optometrists: Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), American Board of Optometry (ABO), and The American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO).

  • Primary Source Verification:License from a United States jurisdiction (in accordance with the Licensing Requirements section in Enclosure 2 of 6025.13. Volume 4).

  • Citizenship:  U.S. citizenship.  

  • Credentialing:   

  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen.  

  • Current physical and immunizations.  

      

Preferred Qualifications:    

  • Previous experience working with the military population.  

      Work Location, Hours, and Physical Requirements: 

  • Physical Requirements: You must be on the premises to perform the job. The environment is fast-paced and multifaceted, with conditions and duties that can change quickly throughout a shift.

  • Hours of Performance: Monday through Friday 8-hour shifts. The work week will not exceed 40 hours. Current shift is: 0730-1630 (8-hours).

  • Scheduling: The work schedule will be determined by the government supervisor. Any changes to the schedule will be coordinated through the Clinic Manager or designated representative and shall be mutually agreed on between the MTF and the contractor.

  • Place of Performance:HCWs shall receive a 2-week notification prior to the reassignment to another location with a 40-mile commuting radius of their assigned MTF.

     

QuarterLine Consulting Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vets Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, QuarterLine is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all job seekers. If you are unable to use our online tools to search and/or apply for jobs due to a disability, please email recruiting@quarterline.com to request accommodation.   

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