Optometry - SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean- Portage, WI at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Portage, Wisconsin

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WI-SSM Health Dean Medical Group Portage

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Job Highlights:

Optometry Opportunity - Portage, WI

SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean's Divisions of Ophthalmology and Optometry are looking for one full-time optometrist for the clinic in Portage, Wisconsin. In addition to this position the Portage Clinic has one full-time and one part-time Optometrist and one part-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and retina subspecialist. The Portage Clinic also features a busy optical retail store. Davis Duehr Dean Optometrists function at a high level, providing care to complex patients. Sub-specialists rotate through the clinic regularly, and are readily available for consults. This is a full time position including some Saturday mornings. Excellent compensation and benefits are provided.

The Community - Portage

Centrally located, Portage residents enjoy the best of both worlds--peaceful, small-town living with easy access to several major cities. Four-season recreational opportunities surround this peaceful city. During the summer residents enjoy fishing, golfing, boating on the Wisconsin River, and swimming at Silver Lake Beach. Also, for those outdoor enthusiasts, the Ice Age Trail and the Wisconsin River Levee Walking Trail both offer beautiful scenery. Once the leaves start turning red and gold, thoughts turn to curling, hockey, skiing, tubing, and snowmobiling. Skiers in Portage are lucky to have Cascade Mountain just four miles from town. A short 35 mile drive to Madison.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

To learn more about this opportunity contact:

Kirsten Sukow | Physician & Provider Recruiter
Phone: 608-294-6039
Email: Kirsten.sukow@ssmhealth.com

Job Summary:

Examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the visual system, eye diseases and injuries. Prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Document history including complaint and relevant symptoms, ocular health, medication usage, medical and family history, current vision aide if applicable, and any other pertinent data.

  • Examine eyes using observation, pharmaceutical agents and instruments to determine visual perception, acuity, coordination and focus. Tests may include subjective refractions, retinoscopy, lensometry, slit lamp examination, visual fields, pupil and mobility testing, genioscopy, and tear function testing.

  • Based on exam, diagnose diseases and anomalies such as color blindness or glaucoma.

  • Clearly document diagnosis and treatment plan, including referrals, therapeutic prescriptions and long-term medical management, in patients' charts.

  • Prescribe and fit vision aides such as contact lenses and eyeglasses.

  • Perform eye surgeries, such as laser vision correction and cataract, and provide pre- and post-operative care

  • Maintain communication with ophthalmology, optical and support staff in order to optimize quality clinical care and service.

  • Provide any necessary low-vision rehabilitation and vision therapy to improve visual issues.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree


  • No experience necessary


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.


66590164 147108-DDD Ophth

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Day Shift (United States of America)

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SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.

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