Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University
WHO WE SEEK:
Are you an Optometric Physician interested in practicing at your highest level of licensure in a full scope medical-optometry model? Are you technology driven? Are you interested in living in a safe and beautiful environment?
WHO WE ARE:
We practice in a private practice setting in beautiful West Virginia. We have two offices located around 35 minutes apart. We are fully licensed in oral, topical and injectable therapeutics and extremely technology driven. We constantly invest in the tools to make all our team members have a wonderful experience on their careers. Our goal is to deliver an eye care experience to our patients that is exceeded by none. We have been using electronic medical records for over 14 years and currently chart on Microsoft Surface Pro tablets utilizing My Vision Express for EMR. Due to our years of experience, we were offered the opportunity to be an EMR design consultant for My Vision Express. We consulted directly with the company owner and assisted in the EMR we use and they market to our profession.
We seek an Optometric Physician to join us. Our main office was established in 1983. We added a branch office in 1998. Our branch office is 1600 square feet and was completely renovated in 2016. Our main office is a 4000-square foot facility built in 2009 including all new equipment. Each office is a free-standing building in a medical complex. We practice in a private practice setting.
Here are some things about us:
1) Fully licensed in oral, topical and injectable therapeutics
2) Technology driven with 14 years’ experience in EMR - All of our prior medical records are in PDF format
3) We use MY VISION EXPRESS for PM and EMR
4) We were the design consultant for developing their EMR. We have been their optometric consultant; blogged about the program and conducted webinars on it.
5) I am a past president of the West Virginia Optometric Association
6) Served also as its legislative chair. During the time, I served on the legislative team we improved direct access for diabetic patients and were able to add oral medicine to our scope of practice.
7) I served on the negotiation team for optometry regarding the rules that were established. We met and negotiated with state representatives of pharmacy, general medicine and ophthalmology as well as the West Virginia University Department of Ophthalmology.
8) Our practices are in a beautiful rural setting.
9) We provide a full spectrum of care including traditional optometry with optical and contacts but also heavily feature the medical side of our profession. We see a significant amount of ocular injury, infection and pathology. We are the primary care provider in our region. Some typical opportunities are punctal plugs insertions, foreign body removal, a high amount of diabetic care, dry eye clinic, infant exams, pre-op & post-op care for Lasik and cataract surgery. Our diverse patient base also includes: inmates of regional jail system, residents of mental health group homes, various nursing homes and disability determination examinations.
Here are some additional features about our 2 locations:
1) Each office has optical dispensary
2) Both have robust contact fittings sets
3) We use pretest technicians to prep our patients and for our diagnostic testing
4) We have 4 pretest rooms
5) We have 7 exam rooms
6) We have 6 diagnostic testing rooms
7) Paperless medical records since 2004
8) Currently charting on Microsoft Surface Pro with Windows 10
9) Reception rooms feature flat screen monitor with patient education presentation that we create
10) We use Acuity Pro for our eye chart and Ocutouch patient video library for education
As mentioned we embrace technology. Here are some additional aspects of our equipment. We have:
1) Cirrus Spectral Domain HD OCT
2) Corneal pachymeter
3) Diopsys Argos VEP/ERG
4) Digital photography of fundus
5) CLIA Waived In Office Lab testing with INFLAMMADRY & TEARLAB
5) 4 field testing strategies (tangent screen, Goldmann, Matrix and full threshold field)
The position is full-time. Candidate must have West Virginia License.
Established in Salem in 1983, this office moved into its new facility in 2009. In 1998, a branch office was added in Harrisville. It was completely renovated in 2016. Through it all, the mission of our office has never varied — provide the highest quality service and goods at the most affordable fee. Dr. Audia, a native of Harrison County (WV), is active in the community. He is past president ...of the Harrison County Parks and Recreation Commission and served fifteen consecutive terms as president of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Ritchie County Chamber of Commerce. He is a past member and President of the Salem Planning & Zoning Commission and Salem Lions Club. Dr. Audia co-authored the current Salem City Charter. He is Past President of the West Virginia Optometric Association. Dr. Audia is current chairman of the Fort New Salem Foundation and web master for Fort New Salem. He resides with his wife, Lena in Salem. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Brittany.