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Optometrist

Closing: Jul 26, 2024

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Published: Jun 13, 2024 (2 months ago)

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  • Possess a Degree in Optometry registered with the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) from a recognized institution and must have completed one year National Service (NYSC) or duly exempted.
  • Certified and licensed to work in the state by the Federation of State Boards as an optometrist.
  • Less than 2 years post graduation experience.
Responsibilities
  • Possess a Degree in Optometry registered with the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) from a recognized institution and must have completed one year National Service (NYSC) or duly exempted.
  • Certified and licensed to work in the state by the Federation of State Boards as an optometrist.
  • Less than 2 years post graduation experience.

Purpose:

  • Examine the eyes of patients of all ages in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the College of Optometrists and the General Optical Council
  • Perform core administrative functions
  • Issue prescriptions for spectacles or contact lenses. Conduct diagnosis and testing using specialist equipment.
  • Fit and check prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects . Develop and implement the teaching plan utilizing the patient education manual

Engagement:

  • Liaise with other medical practitioners and sometimes share the care of patients with chronic ophthalmic condition
  • Inform and notify staff, including dispensing opticians and store staff of required procedure.
  • Write referral communications to doctors as required in line with legal guidelines. Offer advice and reassurance about vision-related matters
  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent diseases.

Delivery:

  • Meet sales targets with regard to selling spectacles & contact lenses
  • Document patient and family education. Assess patient and family readiness and identify learning needs
  • Provide support and recommendations to patients choosing frames and lenses

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