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Optometry

United States Air Force-Air Force Health Professions

Last Updated: 9/30/20

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Willing to relocate and have a fresh start? Looking for a rewarding and exciting job as a Optometry Officer?

The US Air Force will be your answer. Your effort and commitment is essential to our mission, which is why we provide our Airmen with benefit package that is unparalleled in the civilian world:
- 30 days of vacation with pay each year
- Excellent healthcare coverage for you and your family
- Food and Housing assistance
- A generous retirement plan
- Prestigious leadership, training and continuing education opportunities
- Free or low-cost world travel opportunities
- Excellent starting salary with yearly pay increments
- Leadership growth

Requires a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from a school or college of optometry in the United States or Canada accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) in the year of the applicant’s graduation. A current therapeutic license to practice optometry in a State or territory of the United States or District of Columbia is required.

This is for an ACTIVE DUTY position as an Optometrist for the US Air Force. Locations are US Continent and Overseas, for locations information visit www.airforce.com

Position Description:

Provides professional optometric care, treatment, and services to DOD healthcare beneficiaries, and manages the occupational vision program at an Air Force Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) using professional standards of care and practice protocols or evidence based guidelines. Clinical duties include examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, disorders and injury of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as diagnosis of related systemic conditions utilizing refractive, pharmaceutical, rehabilitative (spectacles, contact lens, low vision, binocular vision), minor treatment procedures and ordering diagnostic laboratory and imaging studies. When appropriate, performs consultations with physicians and others to augment the care of patients and provide referral to appropriate health care providers of patients with medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitative conditions. Performs a primary role in the visual readiness and optimization of active duty personnel for both expeditionary and home-station mission accomplishment. Develops and provides guidance, methods, and procedures for personnel engaged in eye-hazardous duties and environments for sight conservation and vision protection. Ensures active duty personnel are visually qualified and prepared for routine duties, deployment, and all forms of operational missions. Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures using the DOD Electronic Medical Record. Manages resources in a cost effective manner by participating in performance improvement efforts and maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice.



Company Details


United States Air Force-Air Force Health Professions

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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