The Department of Surgery/Optometry at the V.A. Boston Healthcare System (VABHCS) affiliated with New England College of Optometry (NECO) is actively seeking a Chief of Optometry.
Candidates must have graduated from an ACOE accredited Optometry School and completed an ACOE Accredited Residency (or equivalent). A strong clinical and academic record with experience in the training of Optometry Students and Residents is a must. Candidates will also be selected based on leadership experience and skills. Candidates must be eligible for faculty appointment at our principal affiliate, NECO. Ability to be a collaborative partner with Ophthalmology and other disciplines for clinical care, policy, and potential research is important.
Candidates must be US citizens, possess Certification from the American Board of Surgery, hold a current, full and unrestricted license to practice optometry in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia and be proficient in
spoken and written English.
In addition to competitive pay and liability protection, we offer a generous leave and benefits package including paid time off, retirement, health, dental, vision and life insurance. For more information on federal benefits visit: www.opm.gov/healthcareinsurance.
VABHS is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
VABHS is the major tertiary referral center for veterans from throughout New England and is strongly affiliated with HMS and BUSM. VABHS provides the full spectrum of inpatient, residential, and outpatient medical-surgical and mental health services across three major campuses (Brockton, West Roxbury, & Jamaica Plain) and five community-based outpatient clinics. VABHS is the nation’s largest recipient of VA research funds and ranks among the top three VA facilities in total research funding. VABHS provides education to more than 3400 trainees annually, the largest number in VA. Major resources include leadership of the Million Veterans Program, the world’s largest genomic biorepository, National VA brain banks for traumatic brain injury and PTSD, the world’s largest biorepositories for both disorders, brain banks for Alzheimer disease and ALS, and access to 20 years of fully electronic records on 22 million veterans, presenting the opportunity to mine terabytes of data to influence pat