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U.S. Army Medical Command Clinical Optometrist in Fort Carson, Colorado

Summary

About the Position: Incumbent will be the subject matter expert on pre and postoperative care for the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program (WRESP), perform with wide latitude of independent judgment in applying leading edge technology, implementation of new care modalities and develop guidelines and recommendations of individualized refractive surgery techniques.

Responsibilities

Perform comprehensive and limited visual and ocular examination of all types of patients, to include but not limited to: pediatric, adult, geriatric, contact lens, and patients who work in eye-hazardous occupations.

Treat pathology and injuries of the eye and adnexa using therapeutic drugs.

Diagnose and treat any visual anomaly and pathologic conditions of the ocular adnexa.

Research, analyze and develop methods to establish criteria and protocols to improve refractive surgery outcomes

Prescribe optical devices, therapeutic, pharmaceutical agents, visual training, or any approved treatment.

Provide diagnosis, management, and treatment of all patients that are within the scope of optometric practice and credentials.

Provide eye and vision consultative services to patients and medical staff.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Modification of Term AppointmentsNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Basic Requirements:

  • Degree: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) accredited by the Council on Optometric Education.

  • Licensure: Current license to practice optometry in a State, the District of Columbia, or a territory is required. Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: demonstrated experience in the advanced treatment of Refractive Surgery Patients, developing standards of care, policies, procedures, guidelines, methods, and techniques to manage unusual refractive surgery cases and postoperative conditions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12). You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. The following special programs/incentives may be offered if it is appropriate to the position being filled and in the best interest of the government: Student Loan Repayment Advanced In-hire (offered to new Federal employees only) Advanced Leave Accrual (offered to new Federal employees only) Relocation/Recruitment/Retention Incentives

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