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Optometrist – Valley Health Partners

Full-Time OD Positions

Easton, Pennsylvania

Telephone: 610-477-9360

Email: Christine.Sheahan@LVHN.org

Date Posted: May 7, 2024

Valley Health Partners Community Health Center (VHP) is a new non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health & wellness of the Lehigh Valley vulnerable community members and recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center-Look Alike (FQHC-LA). This will be a new site providing ophthalmology and optometry services. Ophthalmology will be offered by a contracted Ophthalmologist from Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN).

VHP Community Vision Center provides routine preventive eye care, optometry for patients as young as 6 months old, and ophthalmology services for the family, including retina specialty care. Optometry and ophthalmology services assess the health of the eyes and related structures. In addition to clinical care, we have full-range optical care, and we work to increase awareness and provide education about the importance of regular eye examinations to prevent vision loss that can affect quality of life for patients with chronic conditions

Optometrist Opportunity
The position will be responsible for the care, direction, and progression of patient care in the area of general Optometry in the outpatient setting of VHP. Responsible for offering high quality eye and vision care with thorough examination and comprehensive treatments. Conducts eye exams using optometric equipment and general diagnostic interpretation. Diagnoses and treats ocular disease. Prescribes, fits, and adjusts eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids. Directs staff and assists in the development of the overall practice.

Qualifications: Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from an accredited optometry program with 2 years of optometrist experience in a medically needed and underserved community in a Community Health Center or FQHC is preferred
Training: Board Certification in Optometry
Licensure: Current PA Optometry license. Willingness to obtain CPR Certification upon hire.
New Graduates would be considered

Opportunity Highlights:
• A FQHC-LA does not turn patients away based on their ability to pay and removes financial barriers for receiving care. FQHC-LAs provide whole-person care, creating opportunities for the health center to go beyond the traditional four walls of medicine to address barriers that often are the root cause of poor health.
• VHP is a non-profit organization to provide participation in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
• Practices core values of Respect, Compassion, Excellence, and Connectedness
• 100% outpatient office setting working Monday-Friday

Community Information:
Easton is a historic and charming community filled with events and activities perfect for families and located just outside of Allentown, one of the largest cities in Pennsylvania. Easton has lower cost of living than the national average and is within 90 minutes to NYC and Philadelphia.

Send your CV to Christine.Sheahan@lvhn.org to apply.
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