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Beth Israel Lahey Health Optometrist in Burlington, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Exempt

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Job Description:


Burlington, MA

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (a founding member of Beth Israel Lahey Health) is offering a position for an Optometrist to join our Division of Ophthalmology. We are a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of more than 600 doctors. Our two hospitals (Burlington and Peabody) and multiple satellite clinics are located in the northern and western suburbs of Boston. The area provides excellent school systems, abundant cultural activities, and convenient access to the mountains and seacoast.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is a 317-bed tertiary care facility with outpatient clinics and Level I trauma center located in Burlington, MA. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center has a fully integrated EPIC EHR platform. The Ophthalmology division has four modern and fully equipped offices (Burlington, Peabody, Arlington, and Lynnfield, MA) and a state-of-the-art surgical facility in the Peabody hospital.

Optometrist Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Perform comprehensive eye exams

  • Perform vision tests and analyze results

  • Diagnose and treat ocular issues and diseases such as farsightedness or glaucoma

  • Prescribe corrective lenses and fit contact lenses

  • Experience welcome in Contact Lens treatment with scleral lens, Rigid GPL, special interest in Keratoconus

  • Build strong doctor-patient relationships

  • Handle eye care emergencies

  • Evaluate patients for other health issues such as diabetes, and refer to other healthcare providers as necessary

Minimum Education and Licensing:

  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) Degree

  • Massachusetts State License/Controlled Substance License

Optometrist Experience:

Optometrists must be able to provide comprehensive eye care to patients, which includes everything from routine check-ups to treatment and ongoing management of visual disease or injury. Optometrists may also need to counsel patients on other health issues such as smoking or obesity, and how that can affect ocular health.

Optometrist Skills & Competencies

In addition to technical aspects of the job through formal training, you need the following personal qualities to succeed in this field:

  • Active listening and detail orientation: The importance of excellent listening skills cannot be emphasized enough. These skills will allow you to understand what your patients are telling you so you can respond appropriately with the proper treatment and medications.

  • Verbal communication: You will have to convey information to your patients clearly. Stellar speaking skills will make that possible.

  • Interpersonal skills: In addition to strong listening and verbal communication skills, you must be able to "read" your patients' non-verbal signals, as well as persuade and instruct them.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving: You must be able to identify problems and then use your critical thinking skills to solve them.

Interested candidates should send a CV and brief cover letter to both:

Shiyoung Roh , MD

Chair of Ophthalmology

Shiyoung. Roh

Renee Castro

Physician Recruiter

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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