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UCHC Optometrist I (Per Diem)

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This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Optometrist I (Per Diem) positions within Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center). The posting will be refreshed every quarter to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until April 1, 2017.

Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title UCHC Optometrist I (Per Diem)
Job Category Academic - Optometry
Department UCHC-Adult Diagnostic & Treatment
Overview

University Correctional Health Care (UCHC), operating within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is dedicated to excellence in providing physical, mental health, dental and sex offender treatment services to those involved in the criminal and juvenile justice systems in New Jersey. UCHC operates with a total budget of $150 million and approximately 1,100 staff serving roughly 20,500 inmates in twelve adult correctional facilities, 400 residents in fourteen JJC locations, and 1,000 individuals in ten state parole board offices.

We are committed to being a leader in the delivery of effective, compassionate and accessible care informed by research within correctional environments.

We Care. We Teach. We Heal. We Improve.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (UCHC) is seeking an Optometrist I (Per Diem) to work at Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center located in Avenel, New Jersey. The Optometrist I examines the eyes of inmates to determine nature and degree of vision problem or eye disease and prescribes corrective lenses or procedures.

  • Examines eyes and performs various tests to determine visual acuity and perception and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities, such as glaucoma and color blindness.
  • Prescribes eyeglasses and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision.
  • Consults with and refers patients to ophthalmologist or other health care practitioner if additional medical treatment is determined necessary.
  • Prescribes medications to treat eye diseases.
Position Status Per Diem
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 99H
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary
Annual Mid Range Salary
Annual Maximum Salary
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description Non-Union
Payroll Designation Banner
Benefits

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment
Position Pension Eligibility

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience

Graduate of accredited school or college of Optometry. Currently licensed by the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists. Completion of a residency in Optometry or a minimum of five (5) years experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Computer literacy. Possesses own vehicle or alternative means of transportation from one site to another.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

A generally crisis oriented, secure environment working with adults, some who exhibit aggressive, threatening and assaultive behaviors. Handle emergency and crisis situations. Incumbent must exhibit flexibility to work in a variety of settings. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. Possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Entering and movement within the facility will be controlled by Correctional Officers.

Special Conditions

Must be approved by the Department of Corrections(DOC) and adhere to all DOC requirements. Employees will be subject to and must comply with all security regulations and procedures of NJ Department of Corrections and the assigned facility(ies) including, but not limited to sign in logs or electronic time clocks, searches of person and property, etc. Violations of NJ Department of Corrections and/or being banned by the Department of Corrections to work at a NJ Department of Corrections’ facility are grounds for a disciplinary action and potential termination.

Posting Details

Posting Number 16ST3702
Posting Open Date 01/01/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting will be used to create a qualified pool of candidates for vacant Optometrist I (Per Diem) positions within Rutgers University Correctional Health Care (Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center). The posting will be refreshed every quarter to ensure timely response to your application. Please be advised that, once submitted, your application will remain active until April 1, 2017.

Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Off Campus
Location Details Adult Diagnostic Treatment Center, Avenel, New Jersey

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently licensed to practice Optometry by the New Jersey State Board of Optometrists?
    • Yes.
    • No.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application