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Staff Optometrist  

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About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:

• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;

• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and

• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

Position Staff Optometrist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

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Under the supervision of the Clinical Director of Optometry, the Staff Optometrist provides comprehensive quality eye care to a broad range of patients, engages in clinical teaching, and assists the clinical director in clinical operations. The Staff Optometrist also adheres to all clinical operations, including patient care, compliance with regulatory agencies/requirements (e.g. OSHA, DPH, JCAHO), infection control, quality assurance, equipment maintenance, patient complaints, and incident reporting.

Representative Duties:

  1. Provide comprehensive quality eye care
  • Provide hands-on care while achieving the highest levels of appropriateness, quality, efficiency, accessibility and responsiveness
  • Examine eyes, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness
  • Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system
  • Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment
  • Prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant medications and non-pharmaceutical patient care aides
  • Analyze test results and develop a treatment plan
  • Educate and counsel patients on contact lens care, visual hygiene, lighting arrangements and safety factors
  1. Engage in clinical teaching
  • Provide appropriate supervision and teaching time to interns and residents so that patient and intern/resident needs are optimized
  • Develop clinic schedule for interns/residents
  • Participate in the grading/observation of interns
  1. Meet agency participatory expectation
  • Adhere to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participate in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adhere to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adhere to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identify potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and take measures to rectify the situation
  • Attend all required meetings, in-services, and professional trainings
  • Maintain professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintain and provide agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serve on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested
  1. Perform other related job duties as required

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

Number of Openings 2  
Position Requirements


  • Current unrestricted license to practice optometry in the State of Massachusetts
  • Current controlled substance certificate
  • Training appropriate to practice
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of quality eye care, evaluations, diagnosis and treatment
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
  • Knowledge of relevant medications and non-pharmaceutical patient care aides
  • Ability to work effectively at all levels in a collaborative team environment
  • Residency training preferred
  • Experience working in a community health setting preferred
  • Strong ocular disease background preferred

Physical Requirements:
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Sit at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to keyboard for extended periods of time
  • Moderate physical activity
  • Requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds, assisting with patients and standing and/or walking for most the day
Category Optical  
Number Filled 2  
Location Optometry - Fenway (Ansin)  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number OPT-19-00004  

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