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Kaiser Permanente Optometrist - Gaithersburg ($50k Incentive) in Gaithersburg, Maryland

To examine patients having full range of visual problems, diagnose visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies, and prescribe treatment as licensed and credited. To refer patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Examines patients having a full range of visual problems by using a full field of optometry instruments and techniques.

  • Diagnoses visual diseases, disorders, and deficiencies and prescribes treatment according to the laws of the State of Maryland, District, or Commonwealth.

  • Prescribes and fits contact lenses.

  • Determines visual requirements of the partially sighted. Prescribes low-vision aids such as telescopic and microscopic lenses, magnifiers, and other optical devices to aid low-vision patients.

  • In the state or jurisdiction in which licensed or under the standing orders of a physician, uses diagnostic pharmaceutical agents to detect and diagnose ocular pathology. Uses examination techniques to determine ocular signs of systemic diseases and medications.

  • Refers patients to other appropriate Kaiser Permanente providers as needed for further evaluation and treatment.

  • Participates in departmental and educational meetings including peer review activities within the department and medical facility.

  • Consults regularly with internal medicine, pediatrics, and ophthalmology on patient care issues.

  • Assists in implementing eye care in-service education programs for medical center staff and at patient education seminars.

  • Under the standing orders of a physician and in co-management with an ophthalmologist, evaluates and manages stated anterior segment disorders.

Monday-Friday, 1 Saturday/month

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience or successful completion of accredited optometry residency program.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of Optometry required.

    License, Certification, Registration

  • Licensed Optometrist (in the state where care is provided)

  • National Provider Identifier

    Additional Requirements:

  • Enrollment in PECOS within 90 days of hire date required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an interdisciplinary health care environment preferred or successful completion of accredited residency program.

  • Accredited residency in Optometry preferred.


TITLE: Optometrist - Gaithersburg ($50k Incentive)

LOCATION: Gaithersburg, Maryland

REQNUMBER: 1188184

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.