Optometrist - Marillac Health

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Mission: We reveal and foster God�s healing love by improving the health or the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Vision: Inspired by our faith,

We will be distinguished as the premier patient/family-centered health system and trusted partner

We will share accountability with clinicians and other stakeholders to coordinate care across settings and improve access, quality, health outcomes and affordability

We will grow as community-based health networks to serve more people in partnership with others who share our vision and values.


Caring Spirit � We honor the sacred dignity of each person

Excellence � We set and surpass high standards

Good Humor � We create joyful and welcoming environments

Integrity � We do the right thing with openness and pride

Safety � We deliver care that seeks to eliminate harm for patients and associates

Stewardship � We are accountable for the resources entrusted to us.


Understand and adhere to SCL Health compliance standards as they appear in the SCL Health Corporate Compliance Policy

Keep abreast of all pertinent federal, state, and SCL Health regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified)

(Supervisors/Managers) Ensures that staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.


The Marillac Clinic Optometrist care for patients and diagnoses, manages, and treats conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.


Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health


Examine eyes, using observation, instruments, and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination.

Develop a treatment plan for management of diseases and conditions of the visual system. Prescribe medications to treat eye disease as state laws permit. Prescribe therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.

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

Remove foreign bodies from the eye.

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

Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangement and safety factors.

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


Participate in professional development activities and maintain professional affiliations.

Collaborate with Clinic staff to ensure smooth operation of the optical program. Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.

The Marillac Clinic Optometrist care for patients and diagnoses, manages, and treats conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.

The attached Job Description details the essential duties and responsibilities of your position. The list below is also considered to be essential functions of your position and all associates within SCL Health are expected to meet the following in their day-to-day work:

Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time

Be available to work overtime, if needed

Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others

Be respectful of all with whom you interact and follow the SCL Health Service Behaviors

Be well groomed and dressed appropriately for your role

Be in compliance with the drug and alcohol policies

Be sufficiently rested to perform your duties throughout the period assigned

Demonstrate a willingness to learn

Be able to communicate clearly, think clearly, and concentrate on assigned tasks

REQUIRED CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE (* indicates primary source verification requirement)


Graduate of a school or college of Optometry

Current Colorado license issued by the State Board of Optometry


At least one (1) year experience desired

Previous non-profit and volunteer experience desirable.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

Interpersonal skills and sound judgment necessary to communicate with a wide variety of person, including the indigent, and to work with the Clinic staff in coordinating the optical services of the Clinic.

Ability to develop positive relationships.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Working Conditions:

Busy optical office in a medical clinic, well-lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Personal Contacts:

Clinic staff, patients, community representative.

Position requires work with the following products of substances:

Glass cleaner


Performs a variety of tasks that include sitting, standing, stopping, bending, and light to moderate lifting of 20 pounds maximum. Occasionally handles office equipment, materials and supplies.


Addition to the responsibilities described above, the role may include such other responsibilities, and duties as assigned from time to time, based upon SCL Health needs or requirements, including possibly floating to another department. May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift

Organization: St. Mary's Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO
Primary Location: CO-Grand Junction
Department: SMG-Mrlc Clr-Vision
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Shift
FTE: 0.2
Job Number: 17009085
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