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SE Louisiana Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Full-Time OD Positions

New Orleans, Louisiana

Telephone: 8772595999


Date Posted: January 23, 2023

•Doctor of Optometry Degree from an accredited 4-year college that is approved by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)
•Must have knowledge of all aspects of refractive surgery and the pre-operative and post-operative management of refractive surgery patients
•Must have knowledge of clinic regulations, policies, and procedures to receive visitors and patients, screen phone calls, and answer or refer questions
•Must have knowledge required requisitioning equipment, supplies, and services
•Must have 3 years of experience providing optometry health care for refractive surgery patients as an Optometrist with experience within the last 2 years in optometry healthcare for refractive surgery
•Have an active, clear licensure for optometry in any US jurisdiction

•07:30 am – 04:00 pm
•Examine, diagnose, and treat conditions of the visual system with medications, ophthalmic lenses, ophthalmic prisms, contact lenses, and low vision aids
•Participate in the examination, diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases, injuries, and refractive surgery of the eye and ocular adnexa
•Function as an optometric faculty member in the Ophthalmology Residency Program
•Provide outpatient clinic visits for refractive surgery exams at an average of eight to twelve each duty day averaged over an eight-hour day depending on the type of visit and the exam schedule
•Provide other outpatient clinic visits at a minimum average of two to four per hour when there are no sufficient ophthalmic patients available to meet the ophthalmic minimum requirements (depending on the nature of the clinic)
•This shall include initial visits as well as follow-up visits and postop visits that may consist of six to eight patients per hour
•Coordinate all vision refractive surgery research projects to include assisting the Principal Investigator or designated representative with writing protocols, tracking consent, performing technical part of exams and evaluations, completion of required Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and reports, and prepare final presentation or journal
•Provide instruction to co-managing optometrists at the Co-manager Certification Course and as needed in between official training courses