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LRCHC Optometrist

Job Details

Inchelium/Keller - , WA
Contract Employee
Graduate Degree
$124,947.00 Salary/year


CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

POSITION: Optometrist

SALARY: $124,988 Salary, DOE

REPORTS TO: Medical Director

LOCATION: Inchelium/Keller

Basic Functions: The Optometry reports to the Medical Director. The Optometrist assesses patients' eyes to identify vision defects, diseases, and injuries. Their duties include maintaining medical (EHR) files, evaluating eye defects, recording treatment plans, and performing eye inspections. The Optometrist will provide accessible diagnosis, treatment, and referrals for vision-related issues. The individual will inspect a patients eyes and perform a series of tests to identify issues with depth perception and clarity. Provide basic treatments and vision therapy or refer patients to a medical doctor who specializes in eye care. Analyze test results to determine what kinds of corrective lenses, visual aids or other treatment measures will help their patient with issues like blurriness or headaches associated with sight issues. Handles all administrative functions for the optometry operations. Individual must be qualified and well-versed in insurance/Medicare/Medicaid and contract health care services provided for LRCHC patients. Individual schedules, monitors appointments, fits frames, measures lens, submits eyeglass orders. Individual must be team oriented and works to support all operational activities. Must understand and follow relevant matters, be caring, communicative, and experienced in dealing with the public and clinical staff. Communication with various healthcare plans for determining benefits and payment processing. Our goal for this position is to contribute to the overall patient satisfaction for their optometry service experience.



Education and Training: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or doctorate in Optometry (OD)
  • Accredited by the Fellow of American Academy of Optometry
  • Complete continuing education hours to maintain licensing requirements
  • Licensed in the State of Washington
  • Registered through the National Board of Examiners in Optometry
  • Applicants must graduate from a school of Optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association and approved by the Washington State Board of Optometry
  • Applicants must provide an official form from the school verifying required training for diagnostic, therapeutic and oral prescription of drugs, and training in the injection of epinephrine for anaphylactic shock.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Proficiency with modern eye care techniques and equipment
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to explain scientific information to patients
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining focus
  • Listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Requires sufficient knowledge of proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation to prepare professional correspondence and write and edit report text
  • Requires sufficient human relations skill to work productively and cooperatively with other work teams, exercise patience when dealing with internal and external customers, and convey technical concepts
  • Better than average work performance and above average attendance
  • Excellent customer service skills, self-starter, able to multi-task and is detail orientated
  • Good telephone etiquette
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience with healthcare databases and applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Must have/maintain a valid WA state licensure: OD
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes vehicle insurance and maintain throughout employment
  • Must have BLS/ACLS certification
  • Must have/maintain an NPI number.

Note: Pursuant to Tribal Policy, if this position is safety sensitive it is subject to pre-employment drug testing. In addition, this position is subject to reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug testing.




If required of this position, you must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s license and be eligible for the Tribes’ Vehicle Insurance.  In addition, this position may be subject to pre-employment background clearances.  If applicable, these clearances must be maintained throughout employment. Documented Covid-19 vaccination is required.


CONTACT INFORMATION: Lake Roosevelt Community Health Centers, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 290, Inchelium, WA  99138, Contact Leeann Romero, 509-722-7686 or