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Optometrist- Geisinger

Job Title Optometrist- Geisinger Location Pittston, PA Job Category Physician Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department Northeast Region Ophthalmology Division Date posted 02/19/2024 Job ID R-58280

Job Duties

Geisinger’s Ophthalmology department in Northeast Pennsylvania is growing and adding to the team. We are seeking Optometrists (doctor of optometry, OD) to join our practice location in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

Job details

  • Geisinger’s Department of Ophthalmology is a driven, successful and growing multi-specialty group with both optometrists and ophthalmologists, including Cataract / Comprehensive as well as subspecialists in Retina, Glaucoma, Cornea, Oculoplastics, and pediatrics.
  • Ability to take on a growing practice
  • Experience or Residency training preferred
  • Our highly trained Optometrists practice medical optometry, to the highest scope of practice, working closely and co-managing patients with our ophthalmologists.
  • State of the art diagnostic testing, including OCT, Pentacam, Visual Fields, and Optos Fundus photography
  • Position supported by ophthalmic technicians who will provide patient work up and testing
  • Competitive straight salary benefit
  • state of the art clinic opened in 2022

Compensation and Benefits

  • Generous salaried package includes paid time off
  • Full benefits with retirement plan
  • Relocation assistance
  • Malpractice insurance & CME days with allowance

Living in Northeast Pennsylvania

  • Safe neighborhoods, affordable housing and place where natural beauty collide
  • 2 hours to New York City, Philadelphia and the Jersey Shore
  • International Airport, sporting events, ski resorts, and fine dining
  • Multiple universities and graduate Institutions in the immediate area plus excellent public and private schools
  • Local mountain range provides great fishing, skiing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and biking
  • Enjoy a day trip to NYC, the Beach, or the mountains in the Poconos

For more information, please contact Geisinger Physician Recruiter: Sarah Lipka,


Position Details

An optometrist is a doctor of optometry, an OD. A health care professional who is licensed to provide primary eye care services. Optometrists examine and diagnose eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal diseases; diagnose related systemic (body-wide) conditions such as hypertension and diabetes that may affect the eyes; examine, diagnose and treat visual conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia; and prescribe glasses, contact lenses, low-vision rehabilitation and medications. Optometrists also perform minor surgical procedures such as the removal of foreign bodies.

Interviews patients to obtain information such as symptoms, medical histories, and family histories. Performs and/or interprets diagnostic tests as needed.

Diagnose and design a plan of treatment for injuries and/or illness. May prescribe or administer medications. Prepares, maintains, and reviews records that include patients' histories, examination findings, treatment plans, or outcomes. 

Work is typically performed in a clinical and office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine- (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Licensed Medical Doctor - State of Pennsylvania


Systems-Based Practice; Professional Etiquette; Patient Care And Procedural Skills

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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