Medical/Oklahoma State Penitentiary
Salary: $8,680.00 monthly
This is an unclassified position; selections will be made
without the use of an interview committee per OP-110235 V.A.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Unclassified Job Descriptor
Under general direction, performs professional work as an
optometrist by examining and testing eyes and prescribing lenses
and treatment as necessary for the resident population at a state
correctional institution or facility.
- Develops and administers a program of optometry services within
the institution; participates in the integration of the optometry
program with other programs of the institution.
- Examines patients' eyes for vision problems, disease, and other
abnormal conditions and prescribes lenses and treatment as
- Fits patients with frames; fills out lab forms, and sends
prescriptions to contracting laboratory; verifies prescription when
it returns from laboratory; fits, adjusts, and dispenses eyeglasses
or contact lenses to patient.
- Assists patients with prescriptions for eyeglasses from sources
outside the institution; performs eyeglass repairs and
re-examinations as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of optometry; of
current literature and recent developments in the field of
optometry; and of the laws, regulations, and policies affecting the
practice of optometry. Ability to establish and maintain effective
working relationships; to gain the confidence and cooperation of
patients; to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
and to apply principles of self-discipline necessary to serve the
needs of the patient population.
Education and Experience:
Statutorily Required: N/A
Licensure to practice optometry in the state of Oklahoma.
Job Code: 2586 DOC Pay Grade: Medical Statutory Reference: 74
O.S. 840-5.5 or 5.11 Effective Date: 08-01-02
Please read instructions carefully and include all required
documents when you submit your application.
No additional information will be accepted after the application
has been submitted.
Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment
in the Classified Service.