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Optometrist

Company:
Air Force Civilian Service
Location:
VA
Post Date:
June 14, 2019
Description:

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is looking for an Optometrist to work at Langley Air Force Base, VA.


SALARY:   


Up to $95,388


******Relocation and Recruitment pay may be offered****** 


As a Federal employee, you will enjoy a generous leave package including holidays, vacation, and sick time.  


REQUIREMENTS:  



  • U.S. Citizenship Required

  • This is a drug testing designated position

  • Must be able to obtain security clearance

  • 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 


DUTIES:



  • Examining and analyzing the eye for diseases and defects and prescribing correctional lenses or exercises. Eye examination and vision analysis. Orthoptic or visual training

  • Contact lens adaptation and subnormal vision care and rehabilitation

  • Determination of eye-hazardous jobs and supervision of eye protection

  • Provides primary and specialized optometric care and services wide array of unusual vision hazards such as chemicals, explosives, toxic substances, flying particles or otherwise harmful radiations. Research in physiological optics may be performed. Research activities related to refractive surgery, automated visual performance testing abilities (to include color vision, low contrast acuity, contrast threshold, and stereopsis), and the visual consequences of ophthalmic pathologies


 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:



  1. Knowledge of an extensive range of professional optometric treatment theories, principles, practices, procedures, and standards of professional organizations (such as the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare) for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and injuries.

  2. Knowledge of the use of ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses, low vision devices, therapeutic medications, diagnostic medications, pre-surgical evaluation and post-surgical follow-up care for refractive surgery patients, and other treatment modalities.

  3. Skill in performing in-depth optometric assessments through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from laboratory results, patient interviews, and patient history and tailoring effective individualized treatment plans for patients of various ages with a wide range of visual requirements and medical diagnoses.

  4. Skill in providing optometric counseling and teaching in group settings and one on one.

  5. Ability to develop, implement, and maintain an occupational vision program to address occupational exposure to eye hazards to include the design of ophthalmic devices to meet the visual needs of aircrew members.

  6. Ability to develop, implement, and conduct process improvement initiatives, collect and analyze eye/vision treatment outcome data, and develop research program documents, evaluations, procedures, operating instructions, and policies.


To apply for this position, please email your resume and all supporting documents to [email protected]  NOTE: In the Subject Line, please type the following: Optometrist GS-0662(81)-12 Position (KM). 


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