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Company: State of Oklahoma
Location: Mcalester
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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


Basic Purpose:

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.

Typical Functions:

  • 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 necessary.
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Keywords: State of Oklahoma, Broken Arrow , Optometrist, Other , Mcalester, Oklahoma

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