Assistant Chief Advanced Care

SUNY College of Optometry is currently recruiting for a leadership position (Assistant Chief of the Advanced Care Service) within the University Eye Center (UEC), the clinical care facility of the college. The Advanced Care Service encompasses the ocular disease, ophthalmic imaging, and medically-necessary contact lens clinics. The anticipated start date is either January or June of 2014.

The individual selected for this position will work with the Chief of the Advanced Care Service to provide strategic leadership for this key area of the UEC. Activities will include assuring the quality of patient care and the patient experience, faculty mentoring, service communication, schedule coordination and budgeting. Collaboration with the other clinical services, and the academic and research programs within the college is essential.

The successful candidate will need to be an effective and innovative leader with clinical and administrative experience, along with a history of clinical scholarship. They must be able to work well with faculty and staff, serving as a role model and mentor. Ideally, the candidate will have advanced training in their respective areas of clinical expertise and should be active in the profession at the state or national level.

Part of the candidate’s responsibility will include clinical teaching in both Primary Care and Advanced Care clinics. As our clinics have a scholarly mission within the college’s overall academic program, the candidates should have excellent clinical and teaching skills along with demonstrated leadership abilities and scholarly engagement. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the college’s mission in the areas of providing excellent patient care, teaching, scholarly activity, and clinical research.

The position requires a Doctor of Optometry degree with full scope licensure in New York State. An advanced degree and/or residency training, is required. Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience. Applicants should provide a CV, a statement of career goals and interests, any representative publications, and the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants should provide a CV, a statement of career goals and interests, any representative publications and the names and contact information of three references.

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For information, please contact:

Richard Soden, OD, FAAO
VP Clinical Affairs
SUNY College of Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 938-4036
Email: rsoden@sunyopt.edu

The State University of New York College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.