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#117922 Comprehensive Optometrist

Extended Deadline: Thu 10/6/2022

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 08/01/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/11/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability 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 30 years. The Department of Ophthalmology sees over 120,000 patients a year with almost 5,400 surgeries.

The Comprehensive Optometrist works in a variety of clinics focusing on ocular disease and urgent eye care for patients of all ages, with additional involvement in primary eye care. Has a broad scope of knowledge and experience in managing ocular disease and disorders of the eye and visual system to maximize visual function and eye health.

Triages acute eye-related issues, provides urgent eye care and diagnoses, treats and manages often complex ocular health conditions. Performs ocular health examinations and manages eye care for diabetic patients. Provides primary eye care including eye examinations, and contact lens fittings. Collaborates with department specialists and members of the healthcare community. 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 judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.


  • Doctoral degree in optometry issued by an accredited school / college of optometry

  • Optometry residency training in ocular disease

  • Licensure by the California State Board of Optometry

  • Through knowledge of optometry and skills essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position.

  • Thorough knowledge of eye disease diagnosis.

  • 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 healthcare community across the campus.

  • Requires effective interpersonal skills.

  • Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • May need to travel to satellite clinics
  • Must be able to work various hours and days based on department needs

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

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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