At UC Irvine's Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and Department of Ophthalmology, our faculty of internationally recognized physicians, surgeons and scientists provide highly specialized training to future ophthalmologists, access to leading-edge clinical trials as well as sight-saving treatments and therapies for virtually any eye disorder. Eye surgeons, stem cell researchers, geneticists, infectious disease specialists and engineers are working on technologies and treatments for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, corneal disease and cataracts as well as a vaccine to prevent eye and genital herpes infections. These efforts have vaulted UC Irvine School of Medicine into the top echelons of U.S. institutions receiving National Institutes of Health grants for vision research. Our goal is to spark innovation and continue to revolutionize patient care.
Involves primary eye care and disease treatment for the pediatric population including diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures, as well as identifying related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Specifically, performs eye examinations or screening tests to assess vision problems, eye defects, and other abnormalities. Diagnoses eye conditions and prescribes treatment as necessary to preserve or restore vision. Gathers, analyzes, and records clinical history and clinical findings. May provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members.
Doctoral degree in optometry issued by an accredited school / college of optometry.
Licensure by the California State Board of Optometry.
Must be able to work in a collaborative manner with staff, faculty, and members of the health care community across the campus. Position must be able to provide direction and guidance to less experienced staff members. Must be able to effectively communicate findings of examination to patients. Position must be able to work with diverse client group. Requires effective interpersonal skills. Thorough professional skills in delivering eye care, treatment, and diagnostic services to patients. Thorough knowledge of optometry and skills essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to this position. Thorough knowledge of eye diseases diagnosis. Requires strong communication and presentation skills.
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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