Optometrist

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 173216-1A
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2022
Category: Physician

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Job Description

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (a founding member of Beth Israel Lahey Health) is offering a position for an Optometrist to join our Division of Ophthalmology.  We are a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of more than 600 doctors. Our two hospitals (Burlington and Peabody) and multiple satellite clinics are located in the northern and western suburbs of Boston.  The area provides excellent school systems, abundant cultural activities, and convenient access to the mountains and seacoast.  

 

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed tertiary care facility with outpatient clinics and Level I trauma center located in Burlington, MA.   Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has a fully integrated EPIC EHR platform. The Ophthalmology division has four modern and fully equipped offices (Burlington, Peabody, Arlington, and Lynnfield, MA) and a state-of-the-art surgical facility in the Peabody hospital. 

 

Optometrist Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to: 

  • Perform comprehensive eye exams 
  • Perform vision tests and analyze results 
  • Diagnose and treat ocular issues and diseases such as farsightedness or glaucoma 
  • Prescribe corrective lenses and fit contact lenses 
  • Build strong doctor-patient relationships 
  • Handle eye care emergencies 
  • Evaluate patients for other health issues such as diabetes, and refer to other healthcare providers as necessary 

 Minimum Education and Licensing: 

  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Degree 
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry License 
  • Massachusetts State License/Controlled Substance License 

Optometrist Experience: 

Optometrists must be able to provide comprehensive eye care to patients, which includes everything from routine check-ups to treatment and ongoing management of visual disease or injury. Optometrists may also need to counsel patients on other health issues such as smoking or obesity, and how that can affect ocular health. 

 

Optometrist Skills & Competencies 

In addition to technical aspects of the job through formal training, you need the following personal qualities to succeed in this field: 

  • Active listening and detail orientation: The importance of excellent listening skills cannot be emphasized enough. These skills will allow you to understand what your patients are telling you so you can respond appropriately with the proper treatment and medications. 
  • Verbal communication: You will have to convey information to your patients clearly. Stellar speaking skills will make that possible. 
  • Interpersonal skills: In addition to strong listening and verbal communication skills, you must be able to "read" your patients' non-verbal signals, as well as persuade and instruct them. 
  • Critical thinking and problem solving: You must be able to identify problems and then use your critical thinking skills to solve them. 

 

Interested candidates should send a CV and brief cover letter to both:

Shiyoung Roh, MD

Chair of Ophthalmology

Shiyoung.Roh@lahey.org

Renee Castro

Physician Recruiter

[email protected]