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Optometrist (Section Chief)

Employer
Department of Veterans Affairs
Location
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Closing date
Oct 12, 2024

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Specialty
Ophthalmology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, in Fayetteville, AR, is seeking a full-time, board certified, Chief of Optometry. We are fully committed to providing top quality medical care by serving and honoring America’s Veterans.
Candidates must possess an OD from an accredited institution, have completed residency training leading to board certification, and possess an active, current, unrestricted license in any U.S. State.
Highlights of this opportunity:
  • Potential starting base salary range: $136,908-$177,978K
  • Daily schedule, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
  • Supervises Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Health Technicians, and other staff as required
  • Responsible for Optometry service evaluation of proficiency and competency reviews using techniques of direct observation and chart reviews
  • Provides comprehensive eye care services, as well as follow-up care of existing conditions and management of emergency conditions
  • Develop and provide medical education/counseling of patients and their families with a focus on delivery of evidence based, outcomes focused and Veteran centric care
  • Promote contemporary patient care programs for eye clinic and surgery
VA offers an exceptional benefits package for physicians, including up to 55 days off annually, affordable health, life, vision, dental, and long-term care insurance, up to 12 weeks of paid paternity/maternity leave, malpractice insurance that includes tail coverage, and more. Working for federal employers allows you to apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness after 10 years of service.

Don’t miss this chance to join our team and serve those who have served us! #WorkatVA

Please contact me at bradly.cargill@va.gov to discuss this exciting opportunity!

Fayetteville is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, and is an outdoor paradise with hiking, golf, fishing, rafting, boating, and four distinct seasons. Fayetteville is the home of the University of Arkansas "Razorbacks" which provides the community with a college atmosphere. The area is home to several fortune 500 businesses such as Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods, and J. B. Hunt Trucking, who have been generous benefactors for the community and the arts. In the neighboring community of Bentonville, Crystal Bridges Museum has been labeled as one the top 10 must see places in America. Fayetteville has outstanding public schools, excellent parks and trail system and is ranked as 4th "best college sports town" and 8th for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Fayetteville is ranked as 7th best city in America to work, live and play by Kiplinger. The cost of living is 90% of the national average with affordable housing available in all price ranges.

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