This position provides direct and comprehensive primary, preventive and therapeutic optometric eye care to individuals across the spectrum of age and development within a high-risk population.
SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE (DOE).
Must pass an extensive background check as required by the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, as amended.
Meets the criteria for Credentialing and Privileging in accordance with FDIHB's Medical Staff Bylaws.
For full consideration, completion of an online application is mandatory, click on hyperlink provided and give as much details as practically required. Please send an updated CV to Ophelia.Anthony@fdihb.org.
Three (3) years of direct work experience or the completion of an optometry residency accredited by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO).
Doctoral of Optometry Degree from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).
Active unrestricted Optometrist License in an U.S. State or Territory. Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) and Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents (DPA) certified.
Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications:
Excellent customer service skills.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities pertaining to optics, eyes, and vision. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventative healthcare measures.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people of various educational, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Knowledge of hospital-wide policy and procedures, and medical functions to coordinate and participate in departmental activities.
Skill in tactful communication, judgment and persuasiveness.
Skill in the use of all forms of topical ophthalmic diagnostic and therapeutic pharmacological agents to evaluate, diagnose and manage disorders of the visual and ocular system.
Ability to use oral therapeutic medicines as indicated to treat/manage ocular pathology.
Ability to competently diagnose and manage a caseload where 60-70% is comprised of ocular pathology.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels, as well as with other agencies and the public.
Ability to be educated in the proficient use of numerous technical medical and ophthalmological devices.
Ability to meet the criteria for Credentialing & Privileging of FDIHB Medical Staff Membership of the FDIHB Medical Staff Bylaws.
A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Sign-On Bonus,
$5,000 Relocation Incentive,
$3,500 Annual CME Allowance,
Personal / Sick Leave Accrual,
1-4 Bedroom Homes,
Indian Health Services Loan Repayment Program,
Multi-State Licensure System,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Malpractice Coverage
Internal Number: MED-20-00020
About Tsehootsooi Medical Center
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board is one of the oldest and most respected Indian Health Services' affiliated hospitals. FDIHB is an integrated healthcare system committed to providing healthcare to 16 surrounding communities, structured around 3 entities Tséhootsooí Medical Center (TMC), Nihi Dine'é Bá Wellness Center and Nahat'a Dziil Health Center (NDHC), located in Sanders, AZ. FDIHB health system provides inpatient and outpatient services and is affiliated with University of California San Francisco's Heal Fellows Initiative, transforming the healthcare needs of the Navajo Nation.