AirForce Seeking ODs 12/19

The United States Air Force is looking for fully qualified Optometrists to commission as officers.  This is a great opportunity to serve your country, fellow Airman, and their families while providing the best care that can be offered.  Here are just some of the benefits the Air Force has to offer:
  • Medical care for you and your family
  • 30 days leave (paid vacation)starting from the first wear of the uniform
  • 40-45 hour work week
  • All federal holidays and directed down days off
  • Career progression
  • Opportunity to see the world
  • G.I. Bill that can be transferred to immediate family if need be 
Fully Qualified:
Requires a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) from a school or college of optometry in the United States or Canada accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) in the year of the applicant’s graduation.  A current therapeutic license to practice optometry in a State or territory of the United States or District of Columbia is required.
42E1 Position Description:
Provides professional optometric care, treatment, and services to DOD healthcare beneficiaries, and manages the occupational vision program at an Air Force Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) using professional standards of care and practice protocols or evidence based guidelines.  Clinical duties include  examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, disorders and injury of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as diagnosis of related systemic conditions utilizing refractive, pharmaceutical, rehabilitative (spectacles, contact lens, low vision, binocular vision), minor  treatment procedures and ordering diagnostic laboratory and imaging studies. When appropriate, performs consultations with physicians and others to augment the care of patients and provide referral to appropriate health care providers of patients with medical, surgical, psychiatric, and rehabilitative conditions.  Performs a primary role in the visual readiness and optimization of active duty personnel for both expeditionary and home-station mission accomplishment.  Develops and provides guidance, methods, and procedures for personnel engaged in eye-hazardous duties and environments for sight conservation and vision protection.  Ensures active duty personnel are visually qualified and prepared for routine duties, deployment, and all forms of operational missions.  Ensures appropriate follow-up and documentation of all clinical and diagnostic procedures using the DOD Electronic Medical Record.  Manages resources in a cost effective manner by participating in performance improvement efforts and maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice.

For more information get in touch with:
Brint D. Spinazzola, TSgt USAF
Health Professions Recruiter
348 RCS G-Flight
Office: 801.525.3008
Cell:  801.698.7239
Fax:  801.525.8470