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Fenway Health Staff Optometrist in Boston, Massachusetts

Staff Optometrist

Boston, MA ( • Optometry

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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.

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

  1. 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

  1. Meet agency participatory expectation
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures

  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested

  • Adhere to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality

  • Adhere to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identify potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and take measures to rectify the situation

  • Attend all required meetings, in-services, and professional trainings

  • Maintain professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintain and provide agency with records of continuing education activities

  • Serve on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested

  1. 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 aids

  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements

  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment

  • 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

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 12 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Highly experienced individuals may be compensated at a higher rate.

Salary Description

$117,832 - $147,290