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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Jacksonville Campus
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Allied Health, Medicine/Physicians
Department:30150000 - JX-OPHTHALMOLOGY-JAX

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Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville seeks to add a full-time faculty Optometrist to join our growing academic practice. Major responsibilities include providing excellence in patient care, teaching, and clinical research contributing to a diverse academic eye practice.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Conduct general eye exams within a comprehensive eye practice.
  • Diagnose and treat ocular disease. Recommend appropriate patient follow-up and care options.
  • Refer cases to ophthalmologists when needed.
  • Participate in training of ophthalmology residents and technicians, regarding but not limited to refraction, contact lens, low vision and optics.
  • Maintain electronic patient records
  • Prescribe, fit and adjust eyeglasses, contact lenses and other vision aids.
  • Perform pre-and post-operation checks
  • Answer questions and provide advice to patients regarding vision and optical issues.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service through all patient interactions.
  • Optometrist will be responsible for the Optical Shop contact lens when services are added to department.
  • Optometrist shall participate in third-party insurance panels identified by the organization and department.
  • Practice optometrist shall see a mix of general ophthalmology cases, post-operative surgical patients, and refractive consults.
  • Optometrist shall share responsibility for training and education of trainees and staff.
  • Optometrist will be responsible for monthly medical reviews, as required by division of ambulatory services.

The Department consists of a small but growing group of talented ophthalmologists and optometrists, who offer a wide array of eye care services to the Jacksonville community. Our specialties include cornea and external disease, glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, diseases of the retina, uveitis, ocular tumors, oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, contact lenses, low vision and electrophysiology. We are a multi-specialty dual location academic practice with a robust clinical volume. The Department has its own ophthalmology-specific surgery center adjacent to its clinical offices.

The practice is open to the interests of potential candidates, and flexibility exists for those seeking specific experiences or career paths. Given the range of possibilities, both experienced and recent fellowship graduates are welcome to apply. Hiring and appointment will be through the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, with excellent benefits including health care, retirement, and paid vacation/sick leave. The compensation structure is competitive and commensurate with all levels of experience.

With more than 6,200 faculty and staff, UF Health in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville. UF Health physicians offer primary care and specialty services in practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, tallying more than 650,000 outpatient visits and more than 40,000 inpatient admissions annually.

UF Health in Jacksonville, Florida, is comprised of:

  • UF Health Jacksonville, an academic health center near Downtown Jacksonville and home to the area's only adult and pediatric Level I trauma program
  • UF Health North, a 92-bed hospital and outpatient medical campus in North Jacksonville
  • UF Health Science Center Jacksonville, which encompasses three UF colleges in Jacksonville: Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy
  • UF Jacksonville Physicians, Inc., a network of primary and specialty care centers offering exceptional patient care throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. We excel in education, research and patient care that expresses our steadfast values of compassion, excellence, professionalism and innovation. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 450 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training programs and proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

Research, discovery and innovation are critical aspects of our clinical campus and we have some of the country’s leading researchers at our locations searching for and finding new treatments and clinical options.

The UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville faculty, administrators, residents, fellows, students and staff work as a team in pursuit of our common mission — to heal, to comfort, to educate and to discover through quality health care, elimination of health disparities, medical education, innovation and research.

To learn more about our college, leadership, mission, faculty resources, and the city of Jacksonville visit https://med.jax.ufl.edu/administrative-affairs/faculty-orientation-guide/.

Expected Salary:

Salary is based on experience with incentive plan and excellent benefit package.

Minimum Requirements:

Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from an accredited optometry program; Florida State Optometry License; Valid CPR certificate; Two –plus years of optometrist experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Applied understanding of general principles of eye care and best practices for the diagnosis and treatment of eye-related disorders and conditions
  • Strong communication skills and ability to relate to patients of diverse backgrounds, including the ability to explain scientific information to patients.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • General computer proficiency
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and multitasking ability
  • Proficiency with modern eye care techniques and equipment
  • Listening skills
  • Attention to detail
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will begin to review applications on 8/1/2023. Please provide letter of intent and Curriculum Vitae.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under the Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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