Department Name: 7H854:OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine is seeking a Pediatric Optometrist to meet the medical and academic needs of the department. The successful candidate will join a group of physicians that are committed to excellence in clinical care, instruction, scholarly activity and professional development in a robust and growing practice.
The primary responsibility of the individual in this position is to enhance the clinical practice of the Department of Ophthalmology. This person will be responsible for providing direct patient care, serving as an attending physician, and supervise residents and students assigned to the Ophthalmology department. The individual in this position is expected to provide, develop and maintain clinical services as well as develop academic pursuits in Optometry.
Please include an updated CV when applying to this position.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Completion of Optometry school
Required License/Registration/Certification :
License to practice from the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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