Optometrist - Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Medical Center
VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care
Location: Santa Maria, California
Type: Full Time
Hospital, Public and Private
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Greater Los Angeles (GLA) Medical Center in Los Angeles CA is seeking a highly motivated residency-trained Optometrist who will be assigned to the Community-Based Clinic located in Santa Maria, CA. This position reports directly to GLA’s Chief of Optometry.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Scope of Practice:
Provide diagnostic and preventive eye care services to the Veteran population.
Provision of direct optometric specialty care in entry-level low vision care (rehabilitative vision care) and therapeutic contact lens care to Veteran patients.
Ensures quality assurance for the Optometry Section and healthcare delivery by participating in Section, careline, and institutional peer reviews.
Provide accurate and timely completion of clinical records, patient encounters, and other performance standards.
Utilize a team approach to patient care with ophthalmologists, medical staff, rehabilitation staff, ancillary staff, residents, other services, patients, and family members.
Facilitate professional development of personnel within the Section.
Conduct academic lectures; provide Optometry student and resident education and training.
Benefits and Features
The VA offers Physicians and all employees industry leading full benefits and features package to support high quality professional practice & favorable work-life-family balance.
Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 11 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME
Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option
Federal Retirement Plans thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan, with up to five percent government matching.
CME:Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting
Completed a one-year, post-graduate (PGY-1) optometric residency.
Experience in direct education of optometric students and/or residents.
Must be residency trained.
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