Optometrist (4 days per week) with potential $18,000 Retention Bonus

Updated 4 days, 14 hours ago
ACE Eyecare Inc.
Bakersfield, CA
Ophthalmology practice
Salary Range
$135,000 – $170,000 per year

Optometrist (4 days per week) 

Job Details

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Bakersfield, CA


ACE Eyecare Inc., a well-established, high-volume practice in California’s Central Valley, is seeking a compassionate and highly motivated Optometrist to join our team of providers. If you are a dedicated Optometrist with a passion for delivering exceptional eye care, this career opportunity is for you:

  • Step into a well-established practice and work alongside Ophthalmologists and Optometrists with a
    fully trained support staff.
  • New Grads and experienced candidates are both welcome to apply.
  • Earn between $135,000 - $170,000 annually, depending on experience, with a potential $18,000 retention bonus.
  • Position eligible for public service student loan forgiveness as we are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization
  • Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401K, continuing education allowance, and
    malpractice insurance.
  • The ideal candidate will have a focus on excellent healthcare outcomes, sound clinical judgment,
    ethical decision-making, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and motivation to contribute to the practice.

Under the general direction and supervision of the Practice Administrator, the optometrist performs routine procedures using independent professional judgment in the practice of optometry within the scope of the laws of the state of California, the rules and regulations of the California Board of Optometry and the policies of ACE Eyecare, Inc.


  • Conducts and documents history including chief complaint, relevant symptoms as appropriate; pertinent ocular health, family and medical history, medications; current spectacle/contact lens and any other data required to manage the patient's vision and ocular health needs.
  • Performs minimum, as well as appropriate additional testing, as needed, based on the specific needs of each patient.
  • Adequately documents findings.
  • Is proficient in the use and interpretation of standard ophthalmic equipment, which includes but is
    not limited to retinoscopy, subjective refraction, lensometry, visual fields, mobility and pupil testing, slit lamp examination, direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, fundus contact lens, tear function testing, Amsler grid, confrontation fields, and more.
  • Accurately interprets data from the clinical exam.
  • Makes sound clinical diagnoses.
  • Takes appropriate actions(s) to take care of patients' chief complaint(s) and ensure ocular health and
    visual needs are met.
  • Clearly documents impressions and clinical action plan in the chart, including referrals to other
    providers, long-term medical management and/or optical and therapeutic prescriptions dispensed.
  • Uses tests and procedures, as described above, designed to detect and appropriately manage
    disorders common to the elderly such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.
  • Actively communicates with fellow optometrists and optical, ophthalmology and support staff to
    optimize the quality of clinical care and service to patients.
  • Works with optical staff and ophthalmologists to ensure most timely and convenient service given to the patient when their services are needed.
  • Attends and contributes to staff meetings to keep up with events and policy changes.
  • Identifies and reports system problems that result in waste and poor services; identifies possible
  • Maintains all licensing and job requirements (CE, CPR, safety training, PPD)
  • Dictates/writes referral and information letters to other providers or agencies, as appropriate, or
    otherwise communicates with parents, teachers or other providers as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties such as completing school forms, DMV, FAA and other like documents.
  • Works and coordinates concerns in a designated location.
  • Directs and oversees daily operations and reports to the Clinic Manager.


  • O.D. degree from an accredited School of Optometry is required.
  • Current California Optometric License is required.
  • Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents, Lacrimal Irrigation and Glaucoma (T.L.G.) certification is required.
  • Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
  • Meets all of the specifications of staff Optometrist.

ACE Eyecare, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Applicants will be required to pass a post offer background check and credit check.