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Physician / Optometrist / Arizona / Permanent / Optometrist Job

Company: Kurz Solutions
Location: Chinle
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Not all who wander are lost

The Community " Chinle AZ
This opportunity is in Northern Arizona where Hop and Navajo Nations meet. If you like the outdoors and are fascinated by Native culture, this assignment is for you. This is six-month gig doing general and non-invasive diagnostic radiology at the premiere Navajo medical facility. You will be working five minutes from Canyon de Chelly, one of the largest, and most significant archaeological preserves in the U.S. And if you are not fascinated by the 5,000 year habitation history of the park, you will be stunned by its red rock formations and wooded red -floored canyons. Meanwhile you will be within driving distance of five other National Parks including the Grand Canyon. You won't want to miss the Hubble Trading Post where Navajo and Hope traded wool blanket for pesh-tai, tokens they could use to buy other goods. It is essentially unchanged since 1883. More importantly you will be alieviating the health care shortage in one of the most underserved regions in the U.S. Navajo and Hope are 5-6 times more likely to suffer from debilitating chronic health conditions due to poor living conditions and lack of access to care

Explore the Canon de Chelly

Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF)
The Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF) is based in Chinle, Arizona (Northeast Arizona near Canyon De Chelly National Monument). The CCHCF is a 60 bed hospital which serves as the health care hub for the region. The medical staff includes Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, OB/GYN's, Anesthesiologists, and a Psychiatrist. In addition to routine outpatient and inpatient primary care, services available to our patients include: Adult Intensive Care, General Surgery (including laparoscopic surgery), routine and operative Obstetrics, and 24-Hour Emergency Room Services. Health care services are provided to approximately 37,000 active users. Strong Navajo cultural traditions exist within the community, offering an opportunity to learn the Navajo language, or to learn about traditional Navajo medicine. The service unit is located on the Colorado Plateau with excellent opportunities for photography, hiking, running, road biking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within 5 miles of the hospital and is a wonderful place for exploring and sightseeing, running and mountain biking.

Position Overview
The Optometrist shall provide professional optometry direct patient care services as follows:

  • Work under the general technical guidance of the FCRHC Chief Medical Officer (or his designee) and the Chief of Optometry.
  • Optometry staff members shall be subject to Medical Staff Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and Focused Provider Performance Evaluation as specified in the Shiprock Service Unit Policy & Procedure, Focused Provider Performance & Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation.
  • The Optometrist shall provide direct care to patients to include: patient evaluation, diagnostic testing, clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, pharmacotherapy and consultation with/referral to appropriate specialty services, as needed.
  • The Optometrist shall serve as a consultant to physicians, nurses, and other staff as well as other community agencies and service providers, as needed.
  • Shall complete appropriate medical records for all patients seen to document pertinent clinical data necessary to provide comprehensive eye care; complete clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals, and other individuals and facilities in a timely fashion. Clinical data reports for the records of each patient shall be maintained in compliance with JCAHO standards.
  • Shall provide direct patient care services and appropriate, timely medical services under the terms of this contract in accordance with the PWS PCP FCRHC SEPT 2017 9 standards of care established by recognized medical care organizations and in accordance with policies and procedures of Service Unit's Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, including attendance at department and staff meetings.Requirements:
    • Doctoral of Optometry Degree from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE).
    • Active unrestricted Optometrist License in any U.S. State or Territory that allows for treatment of glaucoma
    • Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) and Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents (DPA) certified.
    • Must have a minimum of 12 months experience providing direct clinical care in the preceding two years
      KurzSolutions is committed to improving health outcomes by providing well-managed companies with the top healthcare talent in the market.

Keywords: Kurz Solutions, Rio Rancho , Physician / Optometrist / Arizona / Permanent / Optometrist Job, Healthcare , Chinle, New Mexico

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