Optometrist-Gaithersburg – $50,000 Incentive in North Kensington

Full-time @Kaiser Permanente in Healthcare
  • North Kensington, Maryland View on Map
  • Apply Before : September 30, 2022

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Position : Optometrist-Gaithersburg – $50,000 Incentive

Location :  North Kensington, Maryland

Job Type : Full-time

Job details:

Description: $50,000 Bonus Eligble

Job Summary:

To examine patients having full range of visual problems, diagnose visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies, and prescribe treatment as licensed and credited.  To refer patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.

Essential Responsibilities:

Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by using a full field of optometry instruments and techniques.
Diagnoses visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies and prescribes treatment according to the laws of the State of Maryland, District, or Commonwealth.
Prescribes and fits contact lenses.
Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted.  Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients.
In the state or jurisdiction in which licensed or under the standing orders of a physician, uses diagnostic pharmaceutical agents to detect and diagnose ocular pathology.  Uses examination techniques to determine ocular signs of systemic diseases and medications.
Refers patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.
Participates in departmental and educational meetings including peer review activities within the department and medical facility.
Consults regularly with internal medicine, pediatrics, and ophthalmology on patient care issues.
Assists in implementing eye care in-service education programs for medical center staff and at patient education seminars.
Under the standing orders of a physician and in co-management with an ophthalmologist, evaluates and manages stated anterior segment disorders.


1 Saturday/month


Basic Qualifications:


Minimum of one (1) year of experience or successful completion of accredited optometry residency program.



Graduation from an accredited school of Optometry required.

License, Certification, Registration

Licensed Optometrist (in location where applicable)

National Provider Identifier

Additional Requirements:

Enrollment in PECOS within 90 days of hire date required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an interdisciplinary health care environment preferred or successful completion of accredited residency program.
Accredited residency in Optometry preferred.
Specialty Contact Lens experience and/or Low Vision experience preferred.


Other Details

Primary Location: Maryland,Kensington,Kensington I Medical Center

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM

Working Hours End: 05:00 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Job Type: Standard

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M45|OPEIU|Local 2

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Department: Gaithersburg HUB Medical Cntrt – Optometry – 1808

Travel: No

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


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