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Optometrist - Jacksonville, FL

Date:  Sep 10, 2021
Req ID:  45506
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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 a fantastic opportunity for a full-time Associate Optometrist at St. John’s Eye Associate located in Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine, Florida. 

Why you should apply 


St. John’s Eye Associates is committed to the highest level of service and ensures patients will have an eye care experience like no other. With two successful locations, this high-tech practice is growing, and long-term opportunity is on the horizon for the right Associate Optometrist. If you’re an ambitious professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is looking to grow with a well-established optometry practice in Florida, this position is for you. Whether you’re a new graduate or an experience Optometrist looking to take the next step in your career, we invite you to apply! 

St. John’s Eye Associates is located where visitors look forward to vacationing. Offering miles of pristine coastline, this vibrant area also offers a low cost of living. Its year-round sun and picturesque beaches make it perfect for adventures—on and off the water. With a plethora of history, art, farm to fork cuisines, shopping, nightlife, craft breweries and community events, there’s plenty of places to explore. Plus, St. Johns County is home to an excellent school system, ranking number one in the state, and is perfect for residents looking to raise a family. With everything this coastal area has to offer, and its proximity to Jacksonville International Airport–makes it an ideal choice to practice and a prime location to live. 

About St. John’s Eye Associates 

Established in 2003, St. John’s Eye Associates provides full-scope optometry services to residents in St. Johns County and the surrounding communities. Specializing in myopia management, ocular surface disease, and specialty contact lenses, the practice provides comprehensive care to approximately 20 patients daily. The dedicated team of 25 professionals are always finding new ways of exceeding patient expectations, as well as fostering a supportive work environment where you can advance your career. 

As a highly rated practice in the community, St. John’s Eye Associates focuses on providing patient-centered care and is committed to improving the quality of life for its patients through enhanced vision. Fully suited with the most high-tech optometric technology available, this practice uses behind-the-scenes technology including automated digital phoropters, anterior segment cameras, OPTOS, Lipi View II/ Lipi Flow, Cirrus OCT, Maestro OCT, KRW -1 W Wave Front Analyzer, and a Keratograph 5M.

About the opening 

St. John’s Eye Associates is seeking an Associate Optometrist passionate about providing excellent clinical eye care to patients of all ages and visual diagnosis, including comprehensive eye care to juvenile patients in order to identify early vision-related problems. You will also provide specialized care to special populations such as patients over the age of 65, with a focus on conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. 

Additionally, you will screen and manage common ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration; diagnose and treat anterior segment disease; provide surgical co-management care; educate patients about proper contact lens care; and, consult with patients about nutritional supplements to protect their vision and ocular health. A candidate with experience, or interested in exploring dry eye management, myopia management, ocular surface disease, or specialty contacts would be a complementary addition to the practice. 

This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with an amazing team who will support the transition into the new position. This practice offers great workplace autonomy and the freedom to develop a niche within a welcoming environment. 

To be successful in this role, you must be someone who takes the initiative without being prompted, has a high degree of charting accuracy, and is extremely comfortable prescribing products to ensure optimal vision. Additionally, you must demonstrate leadership, strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as compassion for patient health and safety. The ideal candidate will be a friendly and service-oriented team builder with a talent for quick learning and innovative application. 


The minimum qualifications include: 

•    Florida Board of Optometry License
•    Residency Trained Preferred


Preferred qualifications include:

•    Two years of experience or a graduate who has completed a residency
•    Experience in (or interested in learning) myopia management, ocular surface disease, or specialty contacts
•    Dry eye management
•    Familiar with office technology


You will enjoy a range of benefits, including: 

•    Competitive base pay
•    Health insurance stipend
•    SIMPLE IRA plan with match
•    Malpractice insurance
•    License fee reimbursement


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: Jacksonville

Job Segment: Optometry, Diabetes, Healthcare

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