Optometrist - Winter Garden

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A career at Community Health Centers offers a unique opportunity to join a team that makes a real impact in our community every day, by improving individuals' health while enhancing their quality of life.

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  • A great benefits package that includes healthcare coverage, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan, and more.
  • Competitive compensation with advancement opportunities and tuition / training reimbursement.
  • Awarded “Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation” in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
  • Awarded “Top 100 Workplaces for Growing Families” by Orlando Sentinel.
  • Modernized and attractive health centers, that patients love.

Job Summary:

Provide outpatient comprehensive optometric primary care service including: preventative and health maintenance services, acute and chronic care, clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment as well as primary optometric care consultation services.

Primary Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

  • Complete all duties, responsibilities, and competencies in a manner that is appropriate to the age groups to whom care/services are being provided.
  • Assist in the review of primary care protocols and patient education materials in collaboration with Leader and/or CMO.
  • Provide necessary information and signatures for participation in reimbursement arrangements such as Medicare, Medicaid, and other plans.
  • Review incoming reports (labs, images, etc.) sign-off, and follow up per guidelines.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of coding and billing requirements. Provide accurate coding in formation in EHR that corresponds to care given and documented progress notes.
  • Rotate to other CHC centers as needed to provide coverage.
  • Act as a resource for medical support staff. Provide support and encouragement to clinical staff and center Leader.



  • Doctorate of Optometry from an accredited university


  • Three to five years of experience preferred


  • Active Florida License required
  • DEA license (optional)
  • Certified in prescribing oral medications required
  • BLS certification required

Special Skills:

  • This position requires a high degree of responsibility, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, problem-solving skills, and written and oral communication skills. This position also requires a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to quickly identify problems as well as their most effective treatments.
  • Skilled in addressing patient care needs in a compassionate and empathetic manner.
  • Skilled in working in a collaborative, team-based practice.
  • Demonstrate respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional and courteous environment.
  • Adept at managing reasonable patient expectations and complaints.
  • Some knowledge of accreditation standards (AAAHC, HRSA) preferred.
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, Internet, eClinical Works related software, and online resources).
  • Logical, methodical approach to work and capable of meticulous record-keeping.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Other requirements:

  • Commitment and ability to keep up to date with scientific and technological developments/literature.
  • Able to work flexible hours as assigned.
  • Able to work at other CHC locations as assigned.