Optometrist, Per Diem

Posted: 03/24/2023

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Under the supervision of the Clinical Director of Optometry, the Staff Optometrist provides comprehensive quality eye care to a broad range of patients, engages in clinical teaching, and assists the clinical director in clinical operations. The Staff Optometrist also adheres to all clinical operations, including patient care, compliance with regulatory agencies/requirements (e.g. OSHA, DPH, JCAHO), infection control, quality assurance, equipment maintenance, patient complaints, and incident reporting. This is a per diem, non-benefits eligible position working variable hours based on clinic needs.


Representative Duties:

1. Provide comprehensive quality eye care

  • Provide hands-on care while achieving the highest levels of appropriateness, quality, efficiency, accessibility and responsiveness
  • Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness
  • Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system
  • Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment
  • Prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant medications and non-pharmaceutical patient care aides
  • Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan
  • Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors

2. Engage in clinical teaching

  • Provide appropriate supervision and teaching time to interns and residents so that patient and intern/resident needs are optimized
  • Develop clinic schedule for interns/residents
  • Participate in the grading/observation of interns

3. Meet agency participatory expectation


4. Perform other related job duties as required




  • Current unrestricted license to practice optometry in the State of Massachusetts
  • Current controlled substance certificate
  • Training appropriate to practice
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods, and procedures for the delivery of quality eye care, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment including relevant medications and non-pharmaceutical patient care aides
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
  • Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Residency training
  • Experience working in a community health setting  

Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time
  • Moderate physical activity
  • Requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds, assisting with patients and standing and/or walking for most the day
LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply

Internal ID: OPT-23-PD-3