Optometrist

Exempt, Full Time/Opportunity for Part Time

Date Posted: July 10, 2020

Department: Adult Medicine

Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

 

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking a qualified and experienced Optometrist to provide care in our Adult Medicine clinic.  The Optometrist provides outpatient comprehensive optometric primary care services including preventative and health maintenance services, acute and chronic care, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment as well as primary optometric care consultation services.

You're excited about this role because you will...
  • Diagnose diseases and anomalies such as color blindness or glaucoma

  • Prescribe and fit vision aides such as contact lenses and eyeglasses

  • Clearly document diagnosis and treatment plan, including referrals, therapeutic prescriptions and long-term medical management, in patients’ charts

  • Facilitate needed referrals, including social services for patients requiring services not offered at CHS in coordination with referral services representatives and care team nurses.

  • Review incoming reports (labs, images, etc.) sign-off, and follow up per guidelines.

  • Adhere to current disease management protocols, and key clinical pathways, and use them to improve clinical performance.

  • Assist in the review of primary care protocols and patient education materials in collaboration with Clinical Director and/or CMO.

We're excited about this role because you...
  • Are a graduate of an accredited school of medicine

  • Possess valid State of Connecticut licensure and have or will be eligible to obtain DEA

  • Be willing and able to deliver high quality patient care in an efficient manner

  • Have 3+ years’ experience

  • Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English are preferred.

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Community Health Services participates in the NHSC Loan Repayment Program

  • Paid Malpractice and CME

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.