Mount Sinai Careers

Optometrist

Jamaica, New York
Allied Health


Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


Under general direction of Ophthalmologist, examines, diagnoses treats and manages diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system and associated structures as well as identifies related systemic conditions affecting the eye; corrects to maximum efficiency patients’ medical visual problems through use of correct lenses, both spectacle and contact, and other optical aids. Treats patients having a full range of optometric problems and prescribes correction ranging from simple single vision lenses through prisms, iseikonic and aphakic lenses; assesses patients’ physical and mental abilities and performs follow-up evaluations to determine whether the patient is appropriately using their vision aid as instructed. 

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

1. Under general direction of ophthalmologist, examines and diagnoses an †independent patient load.  Interviews and examines patients having a full range of vision problems, consulting medical charts when available.

 2. Determines, using a full field of optometric instruments and equipment, such things as patients’ visual acuity; amplitude of accommodation; refractive state at far and near point; and accommodation, convergence, and binocular coordination at far and near point.  Conducts fundus (living eye) through biomicroscopy, including viewing with fixed lens and camera.  Evaluates intraocular pressure through applanation tonometry and other modalities.

3. Employs ophthalmometry and other instruments for high astigmatic diagnosis; employs low vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses for the correction of sub-normal vision;

Optometrist determines proper remedial alternatives and discusses and interprets findings with patients and/or parents; suggests appropriate remedial method.
4. Refers patients with indications of possible pathological condition to an Ophthalmologist for additional examination; discovers eye conditions caused by systemic problems, such as diabetes or hypertension and refer to other medical doctors.  Consults with Ophthalmologist when appropriate.  Treats eye conditions as regulated by State Law.

5. Calculates proper prescription employing formulas ranging from those necessary to calculate simple single corrective lenses, through those necessary to calculate contact lenses, prisms, iseikonic and aphakic lenses.

6. Good interpersonal manner and care is important during examination sessions in order to ensure accurate diagnose.

Instructing:

1. Instructs Resident Ophthalmologists and paramedical personnel in the field of ophthalmic instrumentation and optometric procedures by planning and developing a course of training under the direction of the Staff Ophthalmologist by conducting lectures and demonstrations.

 

Requirements:

1. Job requires a minimum level of knowledge of anatomy, optics, pharmacology, biochemistry and physiology and the use of drugs, ordinarily acquired through completion of pre-optometry degree and graduate from an accredited college of optometry. Prior experience in the field of optometry required in order to gain experience in the recognition of ocular abnormalities

Minimum Licensing Requirements
  • Must be licensed by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO).

Minimum Certification Requirements
  • Must be licensed by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO).

 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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