UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/17/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
The Department of Ophthalmology is the only academic eye institution in the region offering the most advanced treatments across all areas of eye care. With world class clinicians, surgeons, scientists and staff dedicated to excellence, and providing the best possible patient care to prevent, treat and cure eye diseases, they have excelled for more than 25 years. The Department of Ophthalmology sees over 120,000 patients a year with almost 5,000 surgeries.
The Senior Optometrist works independently as a member of the Optometry Division to perform 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.
Performs specialized 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 health. Triages and examines patients with complex eye-related issues and provides acute eye care. Participates in teaching and research. Uses skills as a seasoned, 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.
Thorough knowledge of optometry and skills essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.
Successful completion of contact lens or primary care residency program.
Licensed as a Doctor of Optometry by the California State Board of Optometry.
California Topical Pharmaceutical Agents and Glaucoma Certification.
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of eye diseases diagnosis.
Demonstrated skill in fitting and prescribing specialty contact lenses.
Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients.
Requires strong communication and presentation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate findings of examination to patients.
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with staff, faculty, and members of health care community across the campus. Able to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.
Must be able to work with diverse client group. Requires effective interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and adherence to the UCSD Principles of Community.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
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.