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Optometrist - El Paso, TX

Date:  Nov 20, 2020
Req ID:  38786
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Country:  US
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Remote Position: No


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


This full-time opportunity for a Doctor of Optometry is available at University Vision Centre located in El Paso, Texas.


Why you should apply


This technologically advanced practice has “an eye on the future,” and lives by its commitment to be the premier eye care office in El Paso. As a well-respected business in the community, University Vision Centre has experienced significant growth, and long-term opportunity is on the horizon for the right Doctor of Optometry. If you’re an energetic professional looking to practice full-scope optometry and collaborate with other talented optometrists in a rewarding environment—with the potential for a future ownership opportunity, this is your chance!


Year-round sunshine, striking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and endless explorations define El Paso. Ranked as one of the cities with the lowest cost of living, El Paso offers the unique opportunity for affordable, convenient, and relaxed living. There’s something for everyone to discover: explore Texas’ rich history and step inside 300-year-old missions; see the lively paintings and stunning sculptures in of the many art galleries; enjoy Downtown El Paso and experience the local cuisine, shopping, and exciting festivals. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the countless activities including world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering, golfing, and camping to name a few. With all that El Paso has to offer, and just 10 miles from El Paso International Airport—this is an ideal place to practice and a prime location to live.


About University Vision Centre


University Vision Centre is the combination of two practices established in the 1940s and 1950s to serve El Paso and the surrounding communities. Merging in 2003, the practice is owned by Dr. John L. Ellis II, and Dr. Ammon D. Garner. The practice provides full-service optometry to families and residents in El Paso County of all ages, insurances, and visual/medical diagnose. The Optometrists provide comprehensive eye care and specialize in contact lenses, dry eye, co-management of laser vision correction surgery, ortho-k, disease management and treatment, and the practice offers a large medical component.  


Once practice is centrally located in a freestanding shopping center, the practice is easily accessible from Interstate 10 and CanAm Highway, and the other on the East side of town. To support the practice’s continued growth and maintain the gold-standard service that University Vision Centre patients know and expect, Dr. Ellis is looking to add an additional provider to its highly-trained staff of 26 employees and seven providers.   


This operationally-focused, modern practice uses state-of-the-art vision care technology to diagnose and treat a wide array of eye diseases. The practice has eight fully equipped exam lanes, two fully equipped pretest rooms, and utilizes the most advanced technology in the industry that includes: VEP, OCT-A, OPTOS, Perimetry, Adapt DX, Topography, Specular Microscopy, and Lumenis IPL.


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 1000 frames to conveniently service patients. For patients who want to save time on selecting corrective or protective eyewear, they can virtually try on designer frames through the University Vision Centre’s website. 


About the opening


University Vision Centre is seeking one full-time Doctor of Optometry who is passionate about providing personalized and individualized care to ensure excellent eye health and vision care for all patients. In this role, you will provide full-scope optometry including in-depth eye exams; diagnosing and treating eye conditions; prescribing glasses; and prescribing specialty contact lenses that include soft, rigid gas permeable, hybrid, and scleral for both routine and challenging, medically necessary cases. This is a unique opportunity for you to see a wide variety of patients and conditions, from routine refractive cases to challenging pathology, and advanced specialty contact lenses. A candidate with additional education, experience, certifications, or looking to explore special interests would be a complimentary addition to the practice.


The current office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday; and 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The O.D. will work five days a week, and will be required to provide care on two Saturdays per month. 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:


  • Doctor of Optometry license in the state of Texas
  • Glaucoma certification
  • Specialty contact lenses


Preferred skills include:


  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish


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


  • Competitive base pay
  • Quarterly bonus
  • Potential relocation stipend
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance (practice pays majority of the premium)
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Reimbursement of licensing renewal and credentialing fees
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Weekly recognition meetings
  • 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.


Nearest Major Market: El Paso

Job Segment: Optometry, Pathology, Medical, Patient Care, Healthcare

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