Full-time optometrist wanted for hospital-based care at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority in Cherokee, NC. We are looking to add a self-motivated and friendly optometrist to the eye clinic family. The eye clinic sees patients of all ages, with a high prevalence of ocular and diabetic eye disease. The great equipment, diagnostics, and easy integration into the hospital system allow full scope practice of optometry. Highly competitive salary and benefits. The eye clinic strives to fulfill the four guiding principles of the Cherokee Indian Hospital: “The one who helps from the heart”, “A state of peace and balance”, “It belongs to you”, “Like family to me”.
This up-to-date facility is nestled in the Smoky Mountains and just minutes away from the Smoky Mountain National Park. Cherokee and the surrounding communities offer access to many outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, camping and more. Only 1 hour from Asheville and the historic Biltmore estates, Asheville is an eclectic city with a thriving arts district and a foodie’s paradise. The rich Cherokee culture and friendly small-town atmosphere make the Cherokee Indian Hospital a rewarding place to work and play.
If you are interested in the position but have questions, feel free to reach out to our HR Generalist, Onnahinli Denson at 828-497-9163 x6244 or email her at Onnahinli.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree of doctor of optometry resulting from a course of education in optometry.
The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools or colleges of the United States and Canadian schools or colleges of optometry listed as accredited by the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, in the list published for the year in which the course of study was completed.
Licensed to practice optometry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
Must obtain North Carolina Licensure within 1 year after initial hire.
Optometrists are required to possess full and unrestricted licensure and to maintain a current registration.
Two years of optometric practice or its equivalent.
One year of approved residency training or its creditable equivalent acceptable to the Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association is acceptable in lieu of 2 years of practice.
The optometrist at this level has successfully passed the examinations of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry and has attained either of the following:
Has achieved a high level of professional attainment as illustrated by one or more of the following examples:
Is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of unusual and complicated visual dysfunctions. Typically, in this capacity serves as a consultant to other health care professionals.
Has assumed responsibility for a multi-faceted optometric program including training requiring a high degree of competence and skill in developing innovative program and system of care. The optometrist serves as liaison with other medical services.
The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) blends state-of-the-art healthcare within a system of inpatient and outpatient resources across the Qualla Boundary and its outlying clinics.
With an emphasis on Cherokee history, arts, crafts, and the unique healing aspects of Cherokee culture, including consideration for the mind, body, and spirit, CIHA addresses the health and wellness needs of the Tribe—and does so to the highest national standards of healthcare.
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