Chief of Primary Care

The State University of New York, State College of Optometry invites nominations and applications for the position of “Chief of Primary Care”.  

The Chief of Primary Care is a senior leadership position within the University Eye Center, the clinical care facility of the State University of New York College of Optometry.  The Primary Care Service provides eye care services to adult, pediatric and special needs patients. The Chief of the service also oversees the operation of the UEC’s dispensary.  The Primary Care Service supports approximately 25,000 patient care visits and 20,000 dispensing visits per year. The Service has a scholarly mission within the college’s overall academic program and the candidate will be expected to foster and promote effective clinical education and research.

The individual selected for the position will provide strategic leadership for the Primary Care service, assuring the quality of the patient experience, effective clinical teaching, faculty mentoring and management, marketing, organization and patient flow, clinic staffing, service communication, and budgeting.  Collaboration with the other clinical services, and the academic and research programs within the college is essential. The Chief of Primary Care sits on the College’s Clinic Council and reports to Executive Director of the University Eye Center.

The successful candidate will be an effective and innovative leader with significant clinical and administrative experience, along with a history of clinical scholarship.  The Chief of Primary Care must be able to work well with faculty and staff, serving as a role model and mentor.  A Doctor of Optometry degree is required, and candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in New York State.  Ideally, the candidate will have advanced training in primary care and have been active in the profession at the state or national level.

The anticipated start date for this position is negotiable.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the names and complete contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:

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

Phone: 212-938-4036

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As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the SUNY College of Optometry will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin sexual orientation and veteran or disability status.

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