Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization that provides free eye exams and free glasses to students in low-income communities to give them every chance to succeed in school and in life. The program was founded in Los Angeles in 2012 and has since expanded to schools throughout areas of California, Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. 80% of all learning during a child’s first 12 years is obtained through vision and is consequently one of the most basic problems standing in the way of educational achievement. Since our inception, Vision To Learn examined over 285,000 students and provided over 227,000 children with free glasses. Vision To Learn partners with school districts to provide eye exams to children living in underserved communities with unmet needs for glasses. Our mobile eye clinics arrive at the school on a pre-scheduled date. We see an average of 20 students daily on our mobile clinic.
Vision To Learn is seeking a qualified candidate for an Optometrist licensed to practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, beginning in September 2021. This position would be up to 4 days/week.
Key position responsibilities:
•Provide primary vision evaluations: check VA’s, assess binocular vision, perform a full refraction and prescribe appropriate correction, and assess ocular health
•Prescribe vision devices, tests patient on all applicable equipment to determine the most suitable for his/her condition, and instruct patient in the proper use of it
•Confirm that patient diagnosis is properly documented in the internal systems Qualifications
•As the position will work on a mobile clinic, must be flexible to commute throughout the greater Charlotte geography.
•Successful track record of working with children
•Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
•Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
•Must pass Department of Justice background check (LiveScan) and drug test
•Experienced using EMR systems. Microsoft Office experience is preferred
•Spanish or other language skills a plus
Successful candidates will have a proven track record for success, with positive, proactive attitudes who are dedicated to our mission. Vision To Learn is a rapidly growing organization and team players are critical to our collective success. For more information please visit www.visiontolearn.org.
As a direct healthcare provider and to protect the health and well-being of our employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and pass a Department of Justice background check/fingerprinting (LiveScan), child abuse history clearance, TB, and drug test.
Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.