Job Locations US-AK-Sitka | US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

*$25,000 Sign On Bonus*

The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive eye care services to patients throughout the SEARHC region. The optometrist is on the Associate Medical Staff and cares for patients of all ages. This position provides support to the Optometrist - Lead in the day-to-day operations of the local Eye Clinic and in absence of the Optometrist – Lead will provide supervision of the local Eye Clinic staff.


Salary: $67.00 - $81.73 per hour DOE + Relocation, Retention Incentives & Loan Repayment Options.


  • Provide comprehensive eye care including but not limited to: diagnosis, treatment, minor procedures, coordination of care, referrals, consultations, patient or community education and co-management as applicable.
  • Accurate and timely medical recordkeeping.
  • Conduct field Eye Clinics to SEARHC locations.
  • Assist with on-the-job training and competency of the local Eye Clinic staff.
  • May sponsor Dispensing Optician Apprentices.
  • May precept and mentor optometry students.Support departmental compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies, the Joint Commission and SEARHC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Baseline Qualifications                

  • Full-Time: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) with a current unrestricted Alaska Optometry license.
  • Intermittent: Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) with a current unrestricted U.S. Optometry license, with Alaska Optometry license preferred.
  • BLS within 3 months of start date.
  • Completion of Optometric Residency or Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry or a current Optometry Board Certification.
    • OR Two years of clinical optometry experience.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Advanced eye care knowledge to perform clinical duties that meet the standards of care set by the American Optometric Association
  • Plan, organize and prioritize to meet deadlines.
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully through oral and written communication.
  • Leadership, teamwork, problem solving and conflict resolution.

Other Comments

  • Field travel may require lifting of equipment in totes which may weigh up to 50 lbs. each.
  • Field travel may require travel by plane or boat.


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