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Cheshire, CT: Optometrist (35 hour)

Full-Time OD Positions

Cheshire, CT, Connecticut

Telephone: 8609376357


Date Posted: May 3, 2023

Are you an eye care professional who is seeking to find an employer with exemplary healthcare practices?

The Department of Correction (DOC) is seeking an experienced, board-certified Optometrist. This exciting, dynamic position is uniquely positioned to have demonstrative, lasting impact on the health care of the incarcerated population in Connecticut. We invite you to consider this opportunity!


We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:

Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal);
Excellent health, dental and supplemental benefits;
A Hazardous Duty pension plan (State Employees Retirement System Tier IV).
State license reimbursement;
Eligibility to apply for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program;
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:

Providing limitless opportunities;
Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
Performing meaningful work and;
Encouraging a healthy work/life balance!
Our state has a lot to offer – from fun activities for all ages, to great food and shopping, to our diverse cultures and rich history. Connecticut is a great place to live! Learn more about Connecticut here.


The agency is looking to hire for a full-time, 35 hours per week, first shift position. Schedule is Monday-Friday 7:00am and 3:00pm. Discover the Opportunity to: Be part of a 700 member team dedicated to improving the health of nearly 13,000 patients.

This position covers the populations for Cheshire Correctional Institution (CCI), Garner Correctional Institution (GCI), and Manson Youth Institution (MYI), with primary duties located in Cheshire, CT with regular travel to Newtown, CT.


This position will allow a dedicated, experienced, and creative candidate to provide significant impact to the underserved population that make up many of the vulnerable patients within our system.

As an Optometrist for the State of Connecticut, you can expect to:

Fulfill public service by providing clinical care to a vulnerable patient population.
Avoid hassles with insurance companies and billing requirements.
Work in a safe and collaborative environment with nursing and administrative support.
Perform charting with a modern electronic health record.
Have malpractice insurance covered by the State of Connecticut.
More details can be found in the class specification.


The State of Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law-abiding and accountable behaviors. Safe and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.