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Optometrist - Bear, DE

Date:  May 28, 2021
Req ID:  42326
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Country:  US
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Remote Position: No


VSP Global is committed to providing professional opportunities for Optometrists. That’s why we’re connecting you to Premier Program providers recruiting for openings at their private practices.


There is an excellent opportunity for an Associate Optometrist at Bear Eye Center located in Bear, Delaware.


Why you should apply


Bear Eye Center is the first established eye care provider in Bear, Delaware, and lives by its mission to provide personal attention with state-of-the-art instrumentation. As this thriving medical optometric practice has experienced significant growth, long-term opportunity is on the horizon for the right Associate Optometrist. If you’re an energetic professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is looking to practice full-scope optometry and explore the medical side of optometry—with the potential for unlimited income and a future ownership opportunity, this is your chance!


Located in Northern Delaware, the charming town of Bear offers the perfect blend of exciting city life nearby and small-town comfort. Visitors and residents will enjoy an eclectic mix of the old and new, providing a unique opportunity for convenient and relaxed living. Its proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C., allows residents easy access to explore the East Coast’s rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, and outdoor adventures. Located less than 35 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport, less than 5 miles from New Castle Airport, and just an hours drive to Delaware’s best beaches, Bear is an ideal place to practice and a prime location to live. 


About Bear Eye Center


Bear Eye Center opened in 1992 by Dr. W. Lee MacKewiz. For over 25 years, this practice has provided full-service optometry to families and residents in New Castle County of all ages, insurances, and visual/medical diagnoses. As a well-respected business in the community, this practice focuses on medical optometry and specializes in glaucoma, ocular disease and ocular trauma. Centrally located in a free-standing building on Pulaski Highway, the practice is easily accessible from I-95, US-13, and DE-1. To support the practice’s continued growth and maintain the gold-standard service that Bear Eye Center patients know and expect, Dr. MacKewiz is looking to add an additional provider to the highly-trained staff five employees.   


The practice uses state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and vision correction products to diagnose and treat a wide array of ocular conditions. Fully suited with top-of-the-line optical equipment, this practice recently added a Maestro OCT, capable of imaging the retina and anterior segment. Online appointment scheduling and office communications are offered via text messaging. Patients can enjoy a family-friendly shopping experience as they browse a wide selection of eyewear from the optical boutique—plus the practice carries over 1,000 frames from well-known manufacturers.


About the opening


Bear Eye Center is seeking a full-time Associate Optometrist who is passionate about providing personalized and individualized care to ensure excellent eye health and vision care for all patients. The current office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday. In this role, you will provide full-scope optometry including in-depth eye exams; diagnosing and treating eye conditions; and, prescribing glasses and contact lenses. A candidate with experience in treating glaucoma, ocular diseases and ocular trauma would be a complimentary addition to the practice. This is a unique opportunity for you to see a wide variety of patients and conditions that require medical treatment. For the right candidate, a future ownership opportunity may be available.


To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as compassion for patient health and safety. The ideal candidate will want to continuously develop his/her skills through mentorship with experienced doctors, and willing to integrate new techniques and innovations that improve patient care and services.


Minimum qualifications include:


  • Eligible for Delaware State Licensure
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Ocular disease and ocular trauma treatment
  • Residency in ocular disease preferred (not required)
  • New graduates will be considered


As a full-time employee of the practice, you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:


  • Competitive base pay and productivity bonus
  • Immediate equity buy-in
  • Medical and dental insurance allowance
  • 401(k) with 4% company match and profit sharing
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Reimbursement of malpractice insurance
  • Reimbursement of association dues
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Team outings, celebrations, and holiday parties


Special Notice


This is not a career opportunity with VSP Global or its companies. VSP Global is helping Premier Program providers recruit qualified applicants for their private practices. The hiring decision and acceptance of this position is solely between the hiring practice and the applicant.


The above information in this description was provided by the hiring practice. It has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this role. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees hired in this role.

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