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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Job Type
3 Aug 2022

Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:
  • Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness.
  • Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.
  • Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.
  • Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.
  • Educate and counsel patients on eye care, contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.
  • Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, health care professionals, funders, and other regulatory agencies.
  • Works as part of team.
  • Awareness of resources available within the health center to accommodate the needs of patients.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a doctorate in optometry (OD) with a Massachusetts therapeutics level optometry license, and be board certification in optometry.
  • Current Massachusetts Controlled Substances required.
  • Requires an active commitment to excellence in patient care, a desire to improve wellness of our community, an appreciation for community needs, a culturally competent individual, and someone who is excited about the opportunity to build the eye service.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience preferred
  • Public Health experience preferred.
  • Bilingual Preferred.
  • Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English required


  • Doctorate or better
Licenses & Certifications

  • Optometrist
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  • Job Reference: 676947038-2
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Community Health Connections
  • Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent