Opthalmolgist

Job Posted 9/7/2022
Valley Health Columbus
Columbus, GA 31903
United States
Category Opthalmologist
Experience Required
Degree Required
Job Description
OPHTHALMOLOGIST
JOB DESCRIPTION
SUPERVISOR: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Last Edited: 8/17/2020
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Summary: Responsible for performing routine procedures, exams, and surgeries using independent
professional judgment in the practice of ophthalmology.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide ophthalmic consultation to other medical professionals.
• Instruct interns, residents, or others in ophthalmologic procedures and techniques.
• Refer patients for more specialized treatments when conditions exceed the experience,
expertise, or scope of practice of practitioner.
• Develop or implement plans and procedures for ophthalmologic services.
• Educate patients about maintenance and promotion of healthy vision.
• Conduct clinical or laboratory-based research in ophthalmology.
• Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of health professionals to provide optimal patient care.
• Provide or direct the provision of postoperative care.
• Document or evaluate patients' medical histories.
• Prescribe corrective lenses such as glasses and contact lenses.
• Prescribe or administer topical or systemic medications to treat ophthalmic conditions and to
manage pain.
• Perform, order, or interpret the results of diagnostic or clinical tests.
• Develop treatment plans based on patients' histories and goals, the nature and severity of
disorders, and treatment risks and benefits.
• Perform laser surgeries to alter, remove, reshape, or replace ocular tissue.
• Perform ophthalmic surgeries such as cataract, glaucoma, refractive, corneal, vitro-retinal, eye
muscle, and oculoplastic surgeries.
• Prescribe ophthalmologic treatments or therapies such as chemotherapy, cryotherapy, and low
vision therapy.
• Perform comprehensive examinations of the visual system to determine the nature or extent of
ocular disorders.
• Diagnose or treat injuries, disorders, or diseases of the eye and eye structures including the
cornea, sclera, conjunctiva, or eyelids.
Evaluation: The evaluation of work performance, including: specific duties, responsibilities,
demeanor, and work ethic, will be ongoing and implemented by the Chief Executive Officer per center
policies.
Minimum Qualifications: An M.D. from an accredited School of Ophthalmology. A minimum of one
(1) year experience is preferred. Must be licensed to practice in Georgia. Must successful pass a drug
screening and a criminal background check.
OPHTHALMOLOGIST
JOB DESCRIPTION
SUPERVISOR: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Last Edited: 8/17/2020
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Compliance: Adhere to company policies and procedures and all Federal, State and Local medical
service requirements. To include HIPAA Privacy & Security.
Confidentiality (HIPAA): Every employee is required to sign a Pledge of Confidentiality. Failure to
comply with our Pledge of Confidentiality can or will lead to immediate termination of employment.
Confidentiality applies to a patient’s Personal Health Information (PHI) and includes: written, oral and
electronic communications. Each employee has an obligation to maintain confidentiality after their
employment/association with this facility ends.
Security (HIPAA): Every employee is required to protect their computer log-on and password. You
must secure your work area prior to leaving it unattended for an extended period of time. You are
required to log-off of your computer and secure your work area prior to leaving at the end of the day.
If you have a responsibility for closing or locking files, securing equipment, or locking the building and
you do not comply with these requirements, you will be subject to reprimand and/or termination based
upon the infraction. We are required by law to protect patient privacy, identifiable patient information,
and all properties containing such information.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to stand for an extended period of time
• Ability to sit for an extended period of time
• Ability to lift 10-15 pounds
THIS POSITION IS AT RISK FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE
TO BLOOD AND/OR BODILY FLUIDS
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Employer


Columbus GA 31903
United States