Manage the Maniilaq Eye Care Program and provide comprehensive optometry services for the twelve communities in the Maniilaq Service Area. Supervises the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of services provided: assures that such services are provided in accordance with established federal, state and local hospital regulatory standards; assists in the development of department goals. Reports to the Community Health Services Director.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs leadership functions including selection, scheduling, training, performance management, and discipline. Plan, implement and direct the optometry and opticianry programs for the Maniilaq Service Area.
Develop, implement, and monitor, all program budgets, including all service billing, revenue and expenditures.
Maintain quality and efficiency standards in the department, make recommendations for improvement, and implement and report results as necessary; Analyze data regarding standards of practice, patient care and trends, identify necessary actions to respond to data, evaluate results and take corrective action when necessary.
Supervises all Eye Clinic staff, including hiring, training, disciplining and reviewing performance and outcomes.
Examine vision, eye, and related structures of the eye to diagnose vision anomalies and detect any disease and/or other abnormalities of the eye. This is to be accomplished during direct patient care as well as any medical charting reviews or while participating in a health care team focusing on long-term disease treatment.
Prescribe and adapt spectacle lenses, contact lenses and optical aids. Instruct the patient on proper wear and upkeep of spectacles/contacts/optical aids.
Administer and/or monitor medical treatment for ocular disease and/or injury. Will be involved in any inter-disciplinary team formed for the purpose of patient care in concerns of ocular disease/injury.
Refer patients to the ophthalmologist and other health care personnel and/or health facilities for further diagnosis, and treatment. Furthermore, tracking adequate patient follow-up for when patient returns to local area. Provide case management for complicated issues.
Supervise and instruct the Dispensing Optician/Ophthalmic Dispenser with administrative, technical and professional vision care procedures. This includes all training and subsequence competencies testing aspects. This training is to cover patient care, Joint Commission and any hospital/facility/area specific issues.
Travel to each of the eleven outlying communities to conduct field optometry clinics assisted by the Dispensing Optician or Eye Care Technician. Responsible for all organization and planning of village trips.
Responsible for recording all patient care examinations and procedures in the appropriate health records in compliance with hospital policy, Joint Commission standards as well as professional community standards. To also review existing policy and procedures for patient documentation and be involved in any hospital or community committees that will directly impact the clinic.
Licensed to practice optometry in the State of Alaska, or licensed per Public Health Service standards.
Ability to lift up to 70 pounds.
Frequent travel and ability to travel in small aircraft required.
Comprehensive knowledge of primary care optometry and the ability to apply this knowledge.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Maniilaq Association, a critical access hospital, provides health, tribal and social services to about 8,000 people in Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally recognized tribes with Kotzebue being the hub of the service area.
•Relocation for the employee and family
•Sign on/Retention Bonus
•Yearly continuing education compensation
•PTO earnings & cash out options
•Free health, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance for the employee
•And more! Please contact Jeanne.email@example.com for additional information.
Internal Number: 2021:OTZ-049
About Maniilaq Association
Maniilaq Association provides health and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally recognized tribes located in Northwest Alaska. The Association manages social and health services for about 8,000 people within the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope. Maniilaq also coordinates tribal and traditional assistance programs, and environmental and subsistence protection services. With approximately 550 in its workforce, Maniilaq Association is also the largest employer.