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Optometrist - Merced, CA

Date:  Jun 3, 2021
Req ID:  41627
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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 exciting opportunity for an Optometrist at the practice of David Baba, OD, located in Merced, California.


Why you should apply


The practice of David Baba, OD, is an established family practice and well-known for its exemplary customer service. As this business continues to flourish, long-term opportunity is on the horizon for the right Optometrist. If you’re a top-notch, skilled professional looking to join a solid private practice with a potential ownership opportunity, this is your chance!


Nestled in the San Joaquin Valley, surrounded by natural beauty, Merced is known as the “Gateway to Yosemite.” Located less than two hours from Yosemite National Park to the east and Monterey Bay, and the Pacific Coast to the west, Merced is an idyllic place to call home. Since 2005, Merced has been home to the University of Merced, and is the newest of the University of California campuses. With access to the region’s picturesque surroundings, residents can easily enjoy outdoor activities that include hiking, camping, rafting, and boating to name a few—or—residents can stay within city limits and explore the Castle Air Museum, Lake Yosemite, and Merced Falls. This vibrant town is also known for its local arts and culture scene, museums, concerts, live theatre, and year-round farmer’s markets. Its proximity to some of California’s most visited destinations, make it a prime location to live and practice. 


About David Baba, OD


This family-owned practice was established in 1984 by Dr. David Baba. For over 35 years, Dr. Baba and his dedicated team have provided general optometry to families and residents in Merced County of all ages, insurances, and visual diagnoses. The team offers a complete eye care experience and perform routine tests to detect glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. The practice also specializes in dry eye management and contact lens fittings for soft and gas permeable lenses. To support long-term practice growth and maintain the gold-standard service that patients know and expect, Dr. Baba is looking for an additional Optometrist to join the cross-trained staff of five employees.  


This modern practice uses state-of-the-art vision care technology to diagnose and treat a wide array of eye diseases. The practice is well equipped with advanced technology, including autorefractors, iVue OCT, non-contact tonometry, Optos widefield imaging, and threshold visual field technology. To ensure a smooth practice flow, an Optometric Technician conducts preliminary tests, while there are two Opticians to assist customers—approximately 10 patients are seen daily with additional medical follow-up visits. Patients enjoy a family-friendly shopping experience as they browse a wide selection of fashionable eyewear from the optical boutique—plus, the practice carries over 700 frames for all budgets and offers specialty lenses for all lifestyles.


About the opening


The practice of David Baba, OD, is seeking a well-rounded Optometrist who is passionate about providing personalized care to ensure excellent eye health and vision care for all patients. In this role, you will practice general optometry 16 hours a week—a candidate with experience in glaucoma management and co-management for cataracts and LASIK will be an asset to the practice.


The current office hours are 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with Thursday hours from 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established private practice with a large patient base, and potentially become an owner.


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 skills through mentorship with experienced doctors, and willing to integrate new techniques and innovations that improve patient care and services.


Minimum qualifications include:


  • Optometry license in the state of California


Preferred specialties include:


  • Glaucoma management
  • Cataracts co-management
  • LASIK co-management


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: Merced

Job Segment: Optometry, Medical, Clinic, Patient Care, Family Medicine, Healthcare

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