Optometrist Job in Alexandria, Louisiana – Department of Veterans Affairs

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The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for an Optometrist in Alexandria, Louisiana Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Optometrist – Alexandria, Louisiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 481638
Start Date: 07/14/2021
End Date: 09/30/2021

Qualification Summary
Basic Requirements: -United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
-Degree of doctor of Optometry resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
-Current, full and unrestricted license to practice Optometry in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
-Proficiency in spoken and written English.
-Physical requirements outlined below.
-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Grade Requirement:
Intermediate Grade. (VP-13) Meets the requirements in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) below:
(1) Four 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.
(2) 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:
a. The stature that would warrant appointment at the clinical instructor or higher level at a school or college of optometry.
b. The professional ability and personal attributes which have merited significant recognition by a recognized professional organization, such as election to a Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.
(3) Has achieved a high level of professional attainment as illustrated by one or more of the following examples:
a. Is a recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of unusual and complicated visual dysfunctions. Typically, in this capacity serves as a consultant to optometrist and other professionals in other health facilities or provides expert clinical services in such areas as the partially sighted or contact lenses for aphasics.
b. Has assumed responsibility for a multi-faceted optometric program including clinical research and/or training requiring a high degree of competence and skill in developing innovative and new and advanced instrumentation and treatment techniques. Typically, the program is in an educationally affiliated health care facility having an optometric training program of moderate scope involving liaison with other medical services and affiliated schools.
c. Has played a significant part in the conduct of vision research in a problem area of considerable scope and complexity which required novel approaches and which resulted in answers to important questions or important changes in existing methods and techniques. Publications authored by the optometrist are of considerable value to others in the individual’s field. Typically, overall contributions are recognized by serving on important committees or other bodies in the profession.
d. Has had full responsibility for carrying out an optometric training program of significant size in which the optometrist has been responsible for maintaining liaison with the affiliated school and other educational institutions and professional or scientific organizations. Innovative approaches in development of curriculum and course content and in expanding and improving the educational program have been displayed by the individual. References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-5 Optometrist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: This position requires light lifting (under 15 lbs), moderate carrying (15-44 lbs), use of fingers; both hands, standing (1 hr), repeated bending (1 hr), ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13″ to 16″ to Jaeger 1 to 4, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, hearing (aid may be permitted). Environmental Factors: Outside and inside; excessive heat; excessive cold; excessive humidity; excessive dampness or chilling; dry atmospheric conditions; dust; fumes, smoke, or grass; working closely with others.

If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at abjobs@premierveterans.com. All are free to apply!

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