This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/08/2021. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until filled.
UCSD Department of Ophthalmology is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
The Optometrist works independently as a member of the UCSD Eyemobile Community ophthalmology Division and performs examinations and procedures, use medical devices and technology, treat conditions, and prescribe the use of pharmaceutical agents as allowed by the California State Board of Optometry. Provides primary eye care including diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, and associated structures as well as identifying related systemic conditions affecting the eye for children in the Eyemobile. A mobile eye pediatric unit.
In addition may perform contact lens fittings on eyes to correct for corneal defects and eye conditions caused by ocular disease, injury, or surgery while maximizing visual function, comfort, and eye . Uses skills as an experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and campus policies and procedures to resolve a wide range of issues. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Doctoral degree in optometry issued by an accredited school/college of optometry.
Licensed as a Doctor of Optometry by the California State Board of Optometry.
Thorough knowledge of optometry and skills essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.
Thorough knowledge of eye diseases diagnosis.
Demonstrated skill in fitting and prescribing specialty contact lenses.
Must be able to effectively communicate findings of examination to patients.
Requires strong communication and presentation skills.
Position must be able to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.
Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients.
Knowledge and adherence to the UCSD Principles of Community.
Bilingual - Spanish.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
May need to travel to different locations including satellite clinics out of state.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.