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University of Massachusetts Amherst Staff Optometrist in Amherst, Massachusetts

Staff Optometrist

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Eye Clinic

Union:Non-Unit Exempt

Categories: Health & Medical Services

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the University Health Services (UHS) Medical Director, provides professional eye care to eligible students, faculty, staff and dependents.

Performs independently within departmental policies and procedures, referring unusual administrative problems to Medical Director, UHS.

Essential Functions

  • Provides direct clinical optometric care including routine, contact lens and emergency services to eligible students, faculty, staff, visitors and their dependents.

  • Provides preventative eye care services and participates in the Health Services’ education program.

  • Consults with parents, faculty and administrators regarding students’ eye care problems within the limits of the University Health Services’ Statement of Confidentiality.

  • Assists with supervision of student intern.

  • Understands, is committed to, and supports departmental affirmative action and non-discrimination goals and policies.

  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Doctorate in Optometry

  • At least two years of experience in clinical optometry.

  • License to practice Optometry in Massachusetts, or licensed in another state with license in Massachusetts at time of hire.

  • Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents (TPA) and Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents (DPA) certified.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

University Health Eye clinic work environment provides optometry services to students, faculty, staff and dependents.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Fulltime position 52 weeks per year.

Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team to meet the needs of our diverse campus community which we serve. Multilingual, multicultural and multiracial applicants encouraged to apply.

Please complete online application, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional reference. To ensure priority consideration, review of applications will begin on May 17, 2021. This position may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: May 3 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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