Optometrist – part-time McDowell County Correctional Center

Welch, West Virginia   |     Regular Part Time    |     Job ID:16074


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McDowell County Correctional Center

Welch, West Virginia

Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation’s leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality.  For nearly three decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.

At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone.  We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.


The Optometrist examines eyes and visual system; administers sight tests; diagnoses problems or impairments, manages, and treats visual problems, conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system.  Prescribes and fits corrective glasses or contact lenses.  To do this involves the use of specialist equipment.  The incumbent also recommends other treatments or visual aids where appropriate or refers cases to medical practitioners as necessary.  May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions. 


  • Examines the eyes of patients of various ages to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality and defects in vision
  • Maintains the confidentiality of all correspondence and files
  • Checks for signs and symptoms of general health conditions (diabetes, for example};
  • Communicates with patients to get detailed case histories
  • Using specialist electronic equipment for diagnosis and testing
  • Writes prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and other optical appliances
  • Fits and checks prescribed lenses in order to correct vision defects
  • Offers advice and reassurance about matters related to vision
  • Offers help and advice for patients choosing frames and lenses

The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.

Physical Demands

The physical demands that are described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, to hear and to see, to stand, walk, and sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, instruments or controls, to reach with hands and arms, to stoop or crouch, balance and kneel, may be required to lift and/or move objects.  Must be able to ambulate throughout the facility for extended periods of time.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to clearly communicate orally and via written and typed correspondence and notes using various forms, records, charts, and electronic media.


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