(USA) Associate Optometrist - Walmart

(USA) Associate Optometrist - Walmart

  • Location ESPANOLA, NM
  • Career Area Optical
  • Job Function Optical
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1778613

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

It's time to see optometry through a new lens. Walmart is revolutionizing healthcare and this your chance to be part of it. A Walmart Associate Optometrist is the clinical partner to the Vision Center Manager, and core to our mission of advancing eyecare affordably for everyone.

About The Optometry Team
We're looking for someone that shows autonomy and will forge the way to be a trusted part of the community, operating the business as if it were your own. The Vision Center is fast-paced and equipped with the resources and technology you need to succeed. Your biggest tool? The ability to authentically connect with our patients, as they turn to Walmart for trusted expertise.

What you'll do...

How You'll Make An Impact:

  • Provide evidence-based vision care to ensure patient's health and well-being by recommending and prescribing medications and other treatment options (for example, red eye, LASIK surgery, cataract surgery).

  • Deliver routine vision care using evidence-based care guidelines.
    Educate patients and store associates on eye health, including contact lens care, disease state management, and safety factors.

  • Consult with other health professionals to prepare patient care plans, observing optometry scope of practice per state board;

How You'll Make An Impact:

Embraces new equipment technology and advanced instrumentation. This would be essential as we are integrating advanced technology such as digital phoropters, EMR, Maestro (OCT/retinal camera combo).

What you'll bring:
• Doctoral degree in Optometry (OD) from accredited optometry school.
• Licensed optometrist in good standing in state of practice.
• EMR/EHR experience.
• Eagerness to embrace new equipment technology and advanced instrumentation.
• Experience in Treating and managing ocular disease.


Judgment: Make Sound Judgments: Uses objective financial and business analyses to evaluate the returns and risks of business choices. Analyzes and integrates trends and patterns to determine the root causes of problems and identify solutions. Evaluates short- and long-term implications of decisions. Accurately forecasts growth, costs, and business challenges.


Customer/Member Centered: Promote a Customer/Member-Focused Environment: Creates and maintains an environment that provides customers/members with desired products, services, and experiences. Combines experience, insight, and data to determine how to best exceed customer/member needs. Develops and implements initiatives, practices, and plans to capitalize on customer/member-focused growth and improvement opportunities. Ensures the removal of barriers to delivering exceptional customer/member value, service, and support.


Execution and Results: Optimize Execution and Results: Uses the advantage of company size, internal and external resources, and talent to achieve success. Creates an environment where associates are held accountable for achieving goals and results. Applies broad, cross-functional knowledge and resources to produce results that best fit the company strategy. Prioritizes and balances time, actions, resources, and initiatives to ensure accomplishment of critical results. Makes sure desired change initiatives and priorities are implemented appropriately.


Planning and Improvement: Advocate Planning and Continuous Improvement: Sets and communicates clear and aligned goals, monitors progress, and ensures leaders in own organization do the same. Develops and implements plans and practices to ensure others have the information, resources, implementation time, and talent needed to succeed. Develops and upgrades work assignments and processes to accomplish goals across functions, organizations, and geographies, where appropriate. Sponsors continuous improvement and elimination of non-value-added work. Embraces, values, and implements diverse perspectives and ideas.

Influence and Communicate: Inspire Commitment: Develops and communicates logical, convincing justifications, including lessons learned, that build commitment and support for one's perspectives and initiatives. Builds diverse, high-performing teams that accomplish organizational changes, goals, and priorities. Ensures strategies, change initiatives, and competitive information are communicated in clear and compelling ways. Listens to, leverages, and promotes the diverse ideas, perspectives, and contributions of others across the business.


Ethics and Compliance: Promote Ethics and Compliance: Builds and sustains an environment where adherence to and reinforcement of the highest standards of integrity and ethics are the norm. Identifies opportunities and takes action to enhance compliance. Ensures associates receive the communication and instruction needed to act in accordance with policies and procedures.

Adaptability: Demonstrate Adaptability: Demonstrates resourcefulness and resilience in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Updates knowledge and skills to handle new complexities, challenges, and responsibilities (for example, seeking out training, learning from experience, researching best practices). Seeks exposure to new ideas and perspectives. Sponsors programs and initiatives to improve adaptability and continuous learning capabilities in own organization.

Strategy: Think and Act Strategically: Creates strategies for own organization that align with the company's strategies and lead to the achievement of business priorities. Pursues initiatives, investments, and opportunities that fit with and support company strategies. Assesses deliverables against leading industry practices and implements plans that leverage company advantages. Works through different strategic options and determines their intended and unintended implications, and applies to business planning.

Social Responsibility and Reputation: Promote Reputation and Social Responsibility: Proactively leads volunteer activities, programs, and initiatives in order to improve the community. Seeks and maintains external relationships and alliances, strengthening the company's impact on and reputation in the community. Serves as a credible spokesperson, representative, and sponsor of the company to the public and the community.

Talent: Assess and Improve Talent : Develops talent and replacement plans for own organization that increase effectiveness, build diversity, and enhance bench strength. Identifies, utilizes, and integrates associates' strengths to produce improved results. Creates an environment where people processes (for example, performance management, development) are used effectively to improve associate performance and achieve desired results throughout own organization. Mentors, guides, and sponsors the development of key talent.


Build Relationships: Build Internal and External Relationships : Builds and sustains trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional, organizational, and geographical boundaries to achieve goals. Sponsors initiatives and programs that promote respect for, interest in, and support of associates. Ensures associates are treated in an accepting, respectful manner.

Manages Optical Operations: Stays current on changes in optical procedures, ideas, and processes and shares the information and ideas with associates and managers. Ensures adherence to proper policies and procedures for advising on merchandise and filling prescriptions. Ensures optical operations are aligned with company and regulatory standards for prescriptions and claims, doctor and optician certifications/licensure, and associate training. Guides associates and supports managers on how to address customer and member concerns and merchandise defects. Meets with managers, doctors, and associates to identify and discuss any concerns and issues related to the business and to share information related to new initiatives. Effectively recruits doctors in partnership with Market Directors.

Quality Patient Care-Facility: Creates a culture of patient care, safety, and accuracy. Communicates clear expectations regarding quality of care and patient safety. Ensures others are held accountable for following standard operating procedures (SOP) and achieving expected quality and patient safety goals. Ensures counseling (providing information related to the health service provided) occurs on new therapy (new items) and as requested by patients or required by practice or state regulations, including appropriate documentation. Analyzes and identifies areas of improvement needed and implements intervention steps to improve team knowledge and focus on patient safety and risk reduction. Promotes reporting and transparency of errors whether actual or patient perceived. Writes timely and effective plans of action focused on identification and correction of root cause.

Compliance Focused Execution-Facility: Creates and fosters an environment centered on health care compliance execution. Actively communicates, trains, and guides the processes for completion and follow-up on compliance initiatives to associates within Health and Wellness and other associates as applicable to the respective health care business. Implements compliance initiatives and priorities and monitors compliance execution by others. Ensures appropriate operational execution of billing procedures, HIPAA compliance adherence, and standard operating procedures (SOP). Utilizes auditing processes to identify compliance issues and implement processes for improvement.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

1610 NO. RIVERSIDE DRIVE, ESPANOLA, NM 87532-8063, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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