This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 01/20/2023 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/01/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
Placement within the salary range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
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 on board a mobile unit the EyeMobile. OPTOMETRIST MEET AT THE SHOOL LOCATION AND THEN COMPLETE COPREHENISVE EYE EXAM ON CHIDLREN Throughout the county the optometrist will 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.
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with staff, faculty, and members of the health care community across the campus.
Requires effective interpersonal skills.
Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients.
Knowledge and adherence to the UCSD Principles of Community.
Experience working with community programs.
Speaks fluent Spanish
Experience working with young children
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.
Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $71,000 - $160,000 Annually
The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equ
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