Join a multidisciplinary team of providers serving Illinois. This is not agency. We are a 30-year leader in correctional healthcare.
HOURS: Twice/month (temp or perm) - your choice!
STATUS: Employee or IC - 1099 - your choice!
FACILITY: Taylorville Correctional Center Medical Unit
LOCATION: Taylorville, IL
What is this exactly??? We operate the medical services for the entire state of IL correctional centers. The patients need regular medical and mental health services. Once/month we need an Optometrist to see the patients for the two year check up and address any patients who request an appointment.
Do you have one day/month to earn additional income while helping and entire community?
Once/month earn approximately $9,000 annually plus travel if applicable. That's a great way to pay back loans, take a vacation, pay off a vehicle, etc...
Reasons Optometrists take a closer look at correctional eye care:
- Guaranteed hourly rate
- Unique opportunity to practice in ways you never expected
- No overhead, no third-party insurance hassles
- Medical malpractice insurance is paid by the company
- Flexible schedule
- Extra income, extraordinary experience
Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest correctional health care providers. Over the past 30 years, our team of dedicated clinical professionals has helped literally millions of justice-involved patients receive life-changing medical and mental health services.
For three decades, Wexford Health has served the Dept of Corrections as Illinois exclusive medical partner.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
The Optometrist is responsible for examining eyes, administering sight tests, giving advice on visual problems and prescribing and fitting glasses or contact lenses. The proper candidate will also work effectively with patients, medical and nursing staff, security staff at all levels, administrative and support staff and consulting physicians.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Examines the eyes of patients of all ages to detect signs of injury, disease, abnormality and defects in vision.
- Checks for signs and symptoms of general health conditions.
- Communicates with patients to get detailed case histories.
- Uses specialist electronic equipment for diagnosis and testing.
- Writes prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and other optical appliances.
- Other duties as required and/or assigned.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
LICENSING: Must have a current state Optometry license.
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification.
EDUCATION: Minimum three (3) years practicing optometry.
- Skilled in recognizing the symptoms of shock and fainting.
- Must be prepared to provide necessary aid and directed during procedures.