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Optometrist

Location: Southern NJ

Job Duties and Tasks for: “Optometrist”

1) 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.

2) Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan.

3) Prescribe, supply, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.

4) Prescribe medications to treat eye diseases if state laws permit.

5) Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors.

6) Consult with and refer patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.

7) Remove foreign bodies from the eye.

8) Provide patients undergoing eye surgeries, such as cataract and laser vision correction, with pre- and post-operative care.

9) Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.

10) Provide vision therapy and low vision rehabilitation.

Experience, Education Required for: “Optometrist”

1) Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

2) Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

3) English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

4) Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

5) Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

6) Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

7) Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

8) Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

9) Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

10) Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

11) Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

12) Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

13) Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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