Associate Optometrist - East Syracuse, NY - Walmart
Location: East Syracuse, New York
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
$20k Sign-On bonus potential
Internal Number: R-1136927
Provides evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being by recommending and prescribing medications and other treatment options (for example, red eye, LASIK surgery, cataract surgery) using evidence-based care guidelines; delivering routine vision care; educating patients and store associates on eye health, including contact lens care, disease state management, and safety factors; recommending appropriate patient follow-up; consulting with other health professionals to prepare and coordinate patient care plans in accordance with optometry scope of practice per state board; providing patients with appropriate referrals, as needed, to ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals; and following up with patient and other health professionals regarding any outstanding diagnostics, tests, or other patient information as needed. #LI-AB3 Evaluates patients' health condition across and within the full vision center scope of service (for example, visual acuity, visual function and eye health, keratometry, refraction) to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment by reviewing complete patient medical history information and performing comprehensive eye examinations; examining eyes utilizing observation, instruments, and pharmaceutical agents to determine visual acuity and perception, focus, and coordination, as well as identify signs of vision defects (for example, injury, disease, abnormality); prescribing, fitting, and adjusting eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other vision aids; suggesting, ordering, interpreting, and assessing diagnostic tests (for example, glaucoma testing, macular degeneration, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)); providing additional vision treatment (for example, foreign body removal) as necessary; developing treatment plans based on patients' clinical presentation using evidence-based care guidelines a Represents the company in vision care and patient engagement by delivering exceptional customer service through all patient interactions; maintaining and updating patient information in vision center systems (for example, BOSS) in a timely, accurate, and confidential manner; assisting vision center staff (for example, opticians) on best practices and procedures; ensuring adherence to state, local, and federal healthcare regulations and Walmart vision center guidelines; performing administrative and retail tasks for the vision center as necessary (for example, financial transactions, patient registration, retail transactions); and working with internal stakeholders (for example, pharmacist, clinics, store management) and external stakeholders (for example, external health care professionals) to ensure overall coordinated and integrated patient care experience and high quality customer service. Provides overall direction by analyzing business objectives and customer needs; developing, communicating, building support for, and implementing business strategies, plans, and practices; analyzing costs and forecasts and incorporating them into business plans; determining and supporting resource requirements; evaluating operational processes; measuring outcomes to ensure desired results; identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; promoting a customer environment; and demonstrating adaptability and sponsoring continuous learning. Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce by diagnosing capability gaps; recruiting, selecting, and developing talent; supporting mentorship, workforce development, and succession planning; and leveraging the capabilities of new and existing talent. Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all programs and practices; developing consequences for violations or non-compliance; and supporting the Open Door Policy. Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals by sponsoring and leading key community outreach and involvement initiatives; engaging key stakeholders in the development, execution, and evaluation of appropriate business plans and initiatives; and supporting associate efforts in these areas.
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school. Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.
Additional Job Description
It’s time to see optometry through a new lens. Walmart is revolutionizing healthcare and this your chance to be part of it.
The Walmart Optometrist is the clinical partner to the Vision Center Manager, and core to our company’s mission of advancing eyecare affordably for everyone.
It takes strong clinical knowledge and a heart for helping patients. You’ll be empowered to work to the top of your license, ensuring a high level of care while also tapping your entrepreneurial skills. We’re looking for someone that shows autonomy and will forge the way to be a trusted part of the community, operating the business as if it were your own.
The Vision Center is fast paced and equipped with the resources and technology you need to succeed. Your biggest tool? Your ability to authentically connect with our patients, as they turn to Walmart for trusted expertise.
You’ll really wow us if…
- You’re an advocate of patient-centered care. You easily adapt to a patient base from a myriad of backgrounds and medical concerns, removing barriers for all patients to be healthier and happier.
- You bring with you a strong business mindset. Analyzing metrics and P&L...s is a task you savor and use it to give impactful input and make strategic decisions.
- You’re passionate about community involvement and enjoy doing outreach and events, including regular Wellness Days.
You’ll make an impact by…
- Being able to work independently while having a collaborator’s mindset. You’ll join with other passionate healthcare professionals in the store to elevate patient care, drive growth, and stay on top of technology and compliance.
- Displaying an owner’s mentality. You are comfortable operating the day to day with minimal supervision, building out your own schedule and being a subject matter expert.
- Being patient-centric, first and always. Each person in your care requires a personal investment as you follow their journey even after their exam is completed and prescription filled.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.
Benefits & Perks:
Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more. Of special note is the Dollar a Day college education program for which associates may complete an Associates or Bachelors degree online by contributing $1 a day.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people.
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