Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) is seeking a part-time Optometrist for the East Jersey State Prison Facility located in Rahway, New Jersey. The Optometrist examines eyes to determine nature and degree of vision problem or eye disease and prescribes corrective lenses or procedures.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Examines eyes and performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, such as glaucoma and color blindness.
Prescribes eyeglasses and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.
Consults with and refers patients to Ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.
Prescribes medications to treat eye diseases.
Educates and counsels patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.
Provides vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduate of accredited school or college of Optometry.
Completion of a residency in Optometry or a minimum of five (5) years experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Valid driver's license.
Must be approved by the Department of Corrections (DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements.
Must possess own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.
Posting Number: 21ST0343
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 126779
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