Pediatric Optometrist – Faculty Opportunity University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Texas
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) in Galveston, Texasis seeking a Pediatric optometrist for a full-time faculty position. The provider will specialize in providing comprehensive pediatric eye care with an emphasis on recognizing and treating child-specific eye conditions. The provider will engage in pediatric eye health by providing child-friendly eye exams and tests to diagnose vision problems and pathological conditions of the eye, prescribe and fit corrective lenses, provide initial treatment for medical conditions of the eye, conduct same day triage of new and urgent patients, direct patients to appropriate subspecialist based on symptoms. Faculty participate in the resident and fellowship education programs, as well as can elect to serve on committees within the Department and Health System.
Candidate Requirements - Candidates must have a degree from an accredited school of optometry from USA. A Texas state license is required and at least one year of practical experience/or pediatric optometry residency training is preferred. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. This position offers a competitive income package, bonus incentive, exceptional physician/family benefits and a superior state funded retirement program.
The UTMB Health Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (OVS) has a long-standing tradition of excellence in research and education. OVS has trained more eye doctors than any other medical school in the region and boasts approximately 40,000 eye patients and 2,800 eye surgeries annually. OVS operates four Eye Centers in the region including League City, Friendswood, Texas City, and Galveston.
UTMB Health is a billion-dollar health science center comprised of four schools, three institutes, and over 10 exceptional research centers. UTMB Health currently employs approximately 12,000 faculty, staff, and students, making it one of the top twenty employers in the Houston-Galveston metropolitan area.
Living in South Houston and Galveston, Texas: Galveston Island is home to approximately 50,000 residents and is known for its 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches, temperate climate, wide array of leisure and cultural activities, and affordable cost of living – all just south of Houston, the 4th largest city in the US. More information about UTMB and Galveston can be found on the UTMB Living Website: http://www.utmb.edu/utmbliving/
Interested candidates should send a current curriculum vitae to Skott Harrington via email to email@example.com. Please include preferred contact method.
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
For more than 130 years, UTMB has stood with Texas—training today and tomorrow's health care workforce; working to better understand and treat illness and injury; providing care of for Texas families; and innovating new ways to improve health.
UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics. UTMB has a $3.3 billion annual statewide economic impact, in terms of business volume, personal income and durable goods purchases. More than 46,000 jobs in Texas are directly or indirectly attributed to UTMB.
UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, Public and Population Health, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences. It has four institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.
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