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Optometry Supervisor 1 - GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic - F/T Days - 69922-1A

Updated: Jun 6, 2024
Location: Orange
Job Type:
Department: GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic


Position Number: 40318566

Reports to: Ambulatory Care Admin Mgr 1

Working Title: Optometry Supervisor 1

Cost Center: GHEI Orange - Ophth Clinic (427264) 

Bargaining Unit: No Bargaining Unit

FLSA: Exempt

Date Created: 12/21/2019

Job Code: 007392

Hours: 40

Shift: Not Applicable

FTE: 1



Position Summary: 

Incumbent is a working supervisor within the clinic. Shares day-to-day responsibilities with the Practice Manger to supervise technical staff.  Handles issues as regards  to customer service, service to practitioners, problem solving, registration issues and patient financial services.   Demonstrates the highest degree of proficiency in use of all equipment and performance of technical ophthalmic procedures.   Performs preliminary examinations, including recording patient history, testing visual acuity, iIntra-ocular pressure, neutralizing current lenses with the lensometer, automated and simple manifest refractions, and screening color tests.  Performs special tests based on physicians' orders including keratometer readings, visual fields, GDX, topography, and axial length measurements. Triages patient and pharmacy telephone calls and prescription refills, intervening with physicians as appropriate. In conjunction with the Manager, coordinates front and back office operations and scheduling to maximize patient and office flow and assists in assessing training needs of staff.



Total Compensation

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our: 

Compensation practices (https://www.hr.uci.edu/partnership/totalrewards/compensation.php) and 

Benefits (https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/pages/benefits). 


Salary Range: 


Annual Rate  Minimum  $81,900.00                         Midpoint            $116,200.00                       Maximum             $150,500.00


Required Qualifications:



Current COA/COT credentials

Understanding of medical terminology, infectious control techniques and age related acuity levels

Previous experience as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Critical thinking skills to problem solve and communicate with physicians on clinical issues

Ability to guide and/or instruct other ophthalmic personnel in procedures and use of equipment

Must be competent in collecting and interpreting data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs

Able to perform all tests and patient work ups in order for MDs or Orthoptist to diagnose patient problem

Able to evaluate and document the patient/family response to care

Demonstrated knowledge and practice of infection control techniques

Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a constantly changing environment

Understanding of JCAHO requirements

Current BLS certification

Must have two years experience in ambulatory ophthalmology setting



Preferred Qualifications: 

Previous management experience in a health care setting

Previous supervisory experience in ophthalmology outpatient setting



Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to Work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page: https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php 

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. 

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact UCI’s Employee Experience Center (EEC) at [email protected] or at (949) 824-0500, Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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