Medanta AfriCare Optometrist Job in Nairobi, Kenya 2021

  • Published date: October 21, 2021
  • Category: Healthcare
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Medanta AfriCare

Job Title: Optometrist

Industry: Healthcare

Location: Golden Plaza -Nairobi

Job Summary: The Optometrist is responsible for examining eyes and visual systems, diagnosing problems or impairments, prescribing corrective lenses, and providing treatment. They may prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide outpatient care for patients with eye-related disorders and conditions.

  • Conduct routine eye examinations, including visual field tests.

  • Determine each patient’s visual acuity, field of vision and hand-eye coordination.

  • Take detailed medical histories for all patients, including current and past prescription medications.

  • Evaluate eye-related symptoms, such as discharge, redness and inflammation.

  • Prescribe corrective lenses when required.

  • Follow up patient prescriptions with the optical laboratory.

  • Educate patients on proper eye care

  • Identify eye health safety factors that could impact vision, such as working around chemicals or in front of a computer.

  • Advise patients about proper eye hygiene and care.

  • Refer patients to board-certified ophthalmologists when required for more holistic eye care.

  • Respond to all patient queries and resolve any complaints.

  • Review and update Standard Operating Procedures and Policies for the Eye clinic.

  • Review and update budget for Eye clinic.

  • Ensure all patient records are filed according to the Hospital standards and procedures.

  • Maintain a safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

  • Update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.

  • Serve and protect the institution by adhering to professional guidelines, policies and procedures, as well as local and international standards.

  • Perform any other duties within the professional scope of employment as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor or appointed authority.

Minimum Requirement / Qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Optometry from an accredited institution

  • Registered and Licenced by the Optometrist Association of Kenya

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a busy Clinic or hospital


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize a demanding workload

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by sending their application to on or before 26th October 2021 at 5.00 pm.

Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Short listed candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, gender, religion, nationality, physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation.

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