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Shiley Eye Institute
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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#111905 Senior Optometrist

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/7/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/30/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/11/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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