Southern College of Optometry, a leading optometric educational institution located in Memphis, Tennessee is currently recruiting for faculty openings in Adult Primary Care/Ocular Disease, Low Vision and Pediatrics areas.
Full-time faculty positions teaching and providing patient care in one or more of the College’s three clinical facilities. Supports the mission of the College to educate the very best possible healthcare providers while working alongside renowned clinical faculty in the areas of adult primary care/ocular disease, low vision or pediatrics.
Generous employee benefits package includes: health, dental, life and both short and long-term disability insurance; student loan repayment program, in addition to any potential federal loan forgiveness benefit working for a non-profit entity; retirement contributions with the requirement to match; state and federal licensure/certification coverage along with AOA/TAOP membership payment; generous paid time off in addition to academic year holidays; additional support for advanced degrees; continuing education package and conference travel stipends; relocation assistance, trailing-spouse support and more.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides clinical education to interns participating in the comprehensive eye health and vision care of patients
Employs effective teaching methods and assesses feedback for continual improvement of teaching effectiveness
Precepts and monitors assigned interns providing timely feedback through direct interaction and Electronic Clinical Grading System
May participate in didactic/laboratory activities
Delivers full-scope, problem-focused patient care as a TN licensed optometric physician in one of the largest clinical settings in the state and maintains clinical privileges as outlined and granted by the VP for Clinical Programs.
Completes electronic health record documentation and related patient care activities in compliance with governing standards and in a timely manner.
Works with referral care managers to assure timely coordination of care.
Continues to pursue academic attainment, engaging in activities to develop expertise as a scholar and educator. Contributes to the body of professional knowledge through scholarly activities such as clinical research and contributions to professional literature.
Demonstrates a personal commitment to service through active participation in SCO service events, college priorities including committee participation and service to greater optometric community.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Doctor of Optometry degree, with Optometric Residency preferred
Licensed in TN or must have ability to obtain a TN license with the highest current scope of practice applicable
Minimum of 10 years of experience practicing Optometry comparable to the experience obtained in an Optometric Residency may be considered in lieu of proof of residency training
While teaching and research experience is desired, clinical faculty must demonstrate the ability and desire to function as an educator to fulfill the mission of Southern College of Optometry.
Each advancement in rank represents enhanced experience and advancing competence in teaching, increased contribution to the body of optometric scholarly work, and continued exposure to increasing depth of service to the school or profession.
NOTE: RESIDENCY IN ADULT PRIMARY CARE OR OCULAR DISEASE, LOW VISION OR PEDIATRICS IS PREFERRED. CANDIDATES WILLING TO GROW INTO DIDACTIC AND/OR LAB INSTRUCTORS ARE PREFERRED.
Southern College of Optometry is committed to preparing future generations of our nation’s optometrists to serve diverse patients and communities in the United States and around the world. In support of our mission to “educate the best possible healthcare providers,” SCO values the strengths that diversity and inclusion bring to the education and healthcare experiences of our students.
SCO does not discriminate on any basis within our educational programs or in our employment practices. Our success as an academic institution requires an ongoing commitment to fostering an accepting and inclusive campus atmosphere because we recognize that each individual deserves to feel included and respected.
WHO WE ARE
Southern College of Optometry believes that part of our success is related to the values that guide us as we provide students with the education and training they need to succeed in optometry. We benefit the greater community by providing our patients with the best eye and vision care possible.
SCO promotes five core values that define our culture:
CARING: We Are Kind
Our faculty and staff are compassionate and caring. We serve as role models for our students to the benefit of our patients and community.
EXCELLENCE: We Strive To Do Our Best
We embrace excellence in all that we do. We are innovative, efficient and good stewards of our resources. We achieve positive results in attracting the best-qualified students and employees and providing top quality patient care to the public.
INTEGRITY: We Do the Right Thing
We share an institutional commitment to integrity that allows us to be responsive to the needs of our students, patients, employees, alumni, the profession and our region.
RESPECT: We Value Everyone
Each member of the SCO community is critical to our mission. We recognize... each other’s importance and demonstrate respect for everyone’s contributions to our success.
SERVICE: We Make a Difference
We perform a valuable public service through providing patient care and educating eye doctors as one of the nation’s leading optometry colleges.