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Job Description


Full Time


Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Optometry Supervisor and the Chief of Ophthalmology of the Department of Ophthalmology at San Francisco General Hospital, and guided by policies and procedures of San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, the Optometrist provides Optometric care to patients at San Francisco General Hospital and affiliated sites.

Department Description

The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology is one of the leading ophthalmology departments in clinical care, training, and research nationwide. The Department of Ophthalmology is a one of the largest recipients of federal grant funds among peer departments. We are ranked 1st in National Eye Institute Funding and 2nd in overall National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in the country. Additionally, we have been the #1 recipient of the Research to Prevent Blindness funding nationwide with nearly $1.2 million granted in a single year. Overall, the Department has a wide-ranging portfolio of 60 active research grants. UCSF’s renowned eye care services has a new state-of-the-art home. In November 2020, the Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision opened its doors. Located at UCSF's Mission Bay Campus, the center houses the Vision Clinics, where many of UCSF's eye care programs relocated, as well as research and teaching facilities. Ophthalmology conducts its patient care, teaching, research, and public service activities currently at multiple UCSF campuses: Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center (VAMC), San Francisco General (SFG), East Bay and Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay and in Oakland. The Department sponsors numerous invited speakers, research seminars, journal clubs, as well as a postdoctoral training program focused on mentorship, networking, and recognition. The UCSF Department of Ophthalmology consists of approximately 300 FTE’s (including UCSF Health employees) including faculty, basic scientists, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, residents, fellows, clinical, research and administrative staff.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum here years of experience
  • Doctor of optometry degree
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of common workflows in an eye care clinical practice
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures for infection control, safety, administrative, and clinical practice.  Complies with activities mandated by HIPAA. Takes an active part in preparation for regulatory reviews.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, documents and reports clearly and concisely.  Conveys instructions, directions, and information appropriately.
  • Ability to establish a good rapport and professional working relationship with co-workers and all departmental personnel. 
  • Valid California Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic and complex contact lens fittings, including medically necessary contact lenses
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well-eye exams for pediatric patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform subjective refraction for ophthalmology patients.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform moderately complex optometric examinations including:  visual acuity, pupillary examination, confrontation visual fields, tonometry, evaluation of muscle balance, stereopsis, phorias, vergences, retinoscopy, slit lamp examination, lensometry, indirect ophthalmoscopy, fundus photography and other relevant examination components.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in spoken Spanish or Chinese
  • At least two years of experience as a practicing optometrist


  • License to practice Optometry in California
  • Glaucoma certification from California Board of Optometry
  • American Heart Association CPR/BLS
  • DEA license
  • 1 year of pediatric optometry residency

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job Code and Payroll Title


Job Category

Professional (Non-Clinical)

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class

Limited Appt

Appointment End Date



City College of San Francisco (Main Campus)

Additional Shift Details

Thursdays and Fridays, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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