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University of Utah Clinical Optometrist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/27/2020

Requisition Number PRN24600B

Job Title PS Clinical Optometrist

Working Title Clinical Optometrist

Job Grade H

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00267 - Ophthalmology-Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $80,000 - $140,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Optometrist will provide clinical services to University of Utah Health patients in a manner consistent with the scope of practice and quality of care standards applicable to Optometrist’s training and specialty. The position reports to the Medical Director of Vision Services and Department Administrative Director. As an employee of the University of Utah Health, Optometrist will be required to:

comply with all applicable policies, procedures, practices, requirements and standards of the University of Utah and the Community Clinics;comply with all directives of the Medical Director relating to Optometrist’s employment;comply with all applicable laws and canons of professional ethics;comply with all other requirements of the standard employment agreement.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.

Responsibilities

Clinical Care:

Optometrist will have full responsibility and authority over the medical functions of their practice, such as engaging in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, defects or injuries and recommending or prescribing treatments for the relief or cure of physical, mental or functional ailments or defects.

Optometrist agrees to provide all information and to execute any documents necessary to affect their participation as a Medicare and Medicaid participating physician and as a participating provider under such managed care contracts and other federal programs and any successors to existing programs, as University may reasonably deem advisable.

Call Coverage.

Optometrist must take night, weekend and holiday call, as determined by the Medical Director according to the needs determined by the clinical practice location and/or specialty. Documentation of on call messages is a requirement of the position.

Administrative Duties:

Optometrist must perform and/or participate in any administrative duties, training programs, meetings, and other requirements which may be ancillary to the providing of clinical care, as necessary to perform Optometrist’s professional functions.

Education:

Optometrist must agree, when appropriate, to teach medical students and other professional students and complete all documents required for student rotations.

Primary Responsibilities:

1. Perform eye exams

2. Orders appropriate vision screening tests

3. Treat conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism

4. Prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses

5. Provide low-vision aids and vision therapy

6. Diagnose eye conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and conjunctivitis

7. Prescribe medications for certain eye conditions (in some states)

Minimum Qualifications

-Doctorate of Optometry.

-Optometrist must hold a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Utah.

-Optometrist must have and maintain U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency number without any suspension, diminution or revocation.

-Optometrist must meet all the qualifications to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs or any similar government-funded health care program.

-Optometrist must maintain a practice of medicine consistent with recognized standards of medical care and perform all —activities in accordance with those standards.

-Optometrist shall meet all qualifications required to obtain professional malpractice liability coverage.

Preferences

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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