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Specialty Contact Lens Optometrist

Full-Time OD Positions

Sacramento, California

Telephone: (916) 734-2011


Date Posted: May 21, 2024

UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Specialty Contact Lens Optometrist
Budgeted Salary or Pay Range: $11,666.66 – $15,825 Monthly
Apply By: June 22, 2024 at 11:59pm

Under the direction of the Optometry Manager, you will provide specialty contact lens exams and general eye care within the field of optometry at the highest level of clinical practice. As an Optometrist 4, you will be expected to publish, lecture and/or perform research within the area of optometric specialty and act as a leader within the profession. Your regular duties will include handling triage visits, emergent visits referred by the primary care department, prescribing optical devices, and procedures and prescribing pharmaceutical agents. You will also provide optometric support for the Department of Ophthalmology for UCDH patients. You will perform difficult evaluations and fittings of contact lens patients of all ages, at various locations, including Sacramento, Roseville, and Folsom. Additionally, will have the opportunity to teach residents and fellows on a regular basis in the optics course and other educational sessions, as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications
• Licensed as a Doctor of Optometry, as required by the California State Board of Optometry.
• Must have a California Topical Pharmaceutical Agents license.
• Doctoral degree in optometry issued by an accredited school/college of optometry.
• Experience in recognizing conditions and pathology that require specialty intervention.
• Experience in the use of lensometer, phoropter, keratometer, radiuscope, tonometers, (Goldmann, Tonopen, Icare), soft and rigid contact lenses, slit lamp biomicroscope, and retinoscope.
• Experience carrying out specialized clinical procedures including contact lens evaluation and fitting and refraction on patients ranging from pediatric through geriatric.
• Extensive prior experience performing contact lens evaluations and fittings of contact lens patients in a clinical setting, not including educational experience.

Preferred Qualifications
• Completion of a residency program within the area of specialty.

Special Requirements
• This position is a critical position and subject to a background check and drug screen. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history, identity checks and drug screen.
• As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at:
Job ID #68092

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer