Optometrist

Optometrist
 
United Health Centers (UHC) has been providing quality health care to residents of Fresno, Tulare, and Kings Counties for close to 50 years. UHC is a nonprofit federally-qualified community health center established in 1971. UHC is dedicated to improving the overall health of the residents located in the CA Central Valley.
 
Summary of duties:
 
The exempt position of Optometrist will provide comprehensive vision and ocular heath care for UHC patients. The Optometrist will examine UHC patients’ eyes to diagnose ocular disorders and diseases. As part of the comprehensive eye exam for glasses the Optometrist will check patient acuities, refractive error, binocular vision, peripheral vision and ocular health. Contact lens exams will include a topographical study, corneal health study and contact lens fitting. The Optometrist is responsible for interpreting results from different kinds of exams and administer drugs to patients and aid the diagnosis of vision problem and as well as to treat some eye diseases. Along with the above duties, the Optometrist will diagnose conditions caused by systematic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure and refer patients to other health care practitioners as needed.
 
Qualifications
 
· Education:
 
· Completion of a 4 year program at an accredited optometry school.
 
· License/Certification
 
· Current CA Optometrist License.
 
· Possess a valid CPR.
 
· Possess a valid CA Driver License.
 
· Prior Experience:
 
· Minimum 1 year experience; optical and ocular disease management experience preferred.
 
UHC offers a robust benefit plan that includes:
 
· Paid Time Off (PTO)
 
· Medical
 
· Dental
 
· Vision
 
· Retirement : 401 K Matching Plan
 
· Life Insurance/ Long Term Disability
 
· Professional Liability Insurance
 
· Paid Continuing Education (CME/CE)
 
· 10 Paid Holidays
 
UHC staff is composed of professionals dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of the communities we are privileged to serve. Become a part of the communities we serve and join our team today!