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Planning, Evaluation & Research

RRM Category: AMBULATORY CLINICS

RRM Module: Eye Care

Overview:
The RRM Eye Care staffing module estimates the requirements for optometrists, optometric assistants, optometric technicians, and ophthalmologists to provide full eye care treatment programs, including comprehensive primary vision examinations, diagnosis and treatment of ocular disorders, and comprehensive consultation on chronic systemic diseases affecting ocular stability. The workload parameter that is the key variable in the staffing estimation is Service Population. The program discipline requested the addition of ophthalmologists as part of the eye care staffing mix based on the need for full-service care.

Services Description:
Eye Care services include:
  • Comprehensive primary vision examination with diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders.
  • Comprehensive consultation of chronic systemic diseases affecting ocular stability.
  • Comprehensive ocular examinations with diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease such as glaucoma, iritis, infectious processes, etc.
  • Full eye care program including ophthalmology.
  • Eye Surgery

Staffing Criteria:
Fixed Optometrist staff of 1.00 FTE for every facility with Service Population above 4,560, plus 1.00 FTE Optometrist for every 5,700 Service Population above 4,560 Service Population.

Fixed Optometric Assistant staff of 1.00 FTE for every facility with Service Population above 4,560, plus 1.00 FTE Optometric Assistant for every 7,870 Service Population above 4,560 Service Population.

Fixed Optometric Technician staff of 1.00 FTE for every facility with Service Population above 4,560, plus 1.00 FTE Optometric Technician for every 7,870 Service Population above 4,560 Service Population.

Ophthalmologist staff of 1.00 FTE for every facility with Service Population above 25,000.

Ophthalmologist Assistant staff of 1.00 FTE for every facility with Service Population above 25,000.

Note: A clerical staff pool of 0.3 FTE/10,000PCPVs will be formed for Physical Therapy, Audiology and Eye Care.

STAFFING FORMULAE

Driving Variables:
Service Population

Personnel Categories:
Optometrist
Optometric Assistant
Optometric Technician
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist Technician/Nurse

MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Optometrist 1.0   Service Population 4,560  
Optometric Assistant 1.0   Service Population 4,560  
Optometric Technician 1.0   Service Population 4,560  

VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Optometrist 1.0 5,700 Service Population 4,560 n/a
Optometric Assistant 1.0 7,870 Service Population 4,560 n/a
Optometric Technician 1.0 7,870 Service Population 4,560 n/a
Ophthalmologist 1.0 25,000 Service Population 25,000 n/a
Ophthalmologist Tech. 1.0 25,000 Service Population 25,000 n/a


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