Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
Optometrist Opportunity at Denver Health:
The Department of Ophthalmology at Denver Health is seeking intermittent/PRN Optometrist to join our group of 4 Ophthalmologists, 5 Optometrists, 3 Ophthalmology residents and 2 Optometry students. Our Ophthalmologists offer general patient care along with specialists in pediatrics, glaucoma and retina. The Optometry division at Denver Health is part of a fully integrated network of 9 community health centers, 17 school-based clinics, and a Level I 525-licensed bed hospital with a mission of providing access to quality preventive, acute, and chronic health care for all citizens of Denver, regardless of ability to pay. Denver Health is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, serving as a teaching location for 3 ophthalmology residents along with fellows in cornea, oculoplastics, pediatrics, glaucoma and retina. Optometrists at DH are affiliated with Western University College of Optometry and supervise 4th year interns. The department features a full support staff of certified ophthalmic technicians assisting in ancillary testing and comprehensive diagnostic imaging.
Optometrists interested in practicing and teaching Optometry in a dynamic, state-of-the-art health care delivery system are encouraged to apply. In addition to full scope optometry, responsibilities may also include supervision of trainees, QI committee participation, and coordination of our teaching programs. Optometrists with 2+ years’ experience preferred.
Benefits of practicing at Denver Health include:
Academic affiliations with Western University College of Optometry
Student teaching opportunities
Conveniently located in Denver with access to a thriving cultural scene, family-friendly communities, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty and 300+ days of sunshine per year
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care.
Optometrists interested in this opportunity should submit CV to:
Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians as well.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has p...rovided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.
Denver Health Mission:
-Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases, regardless of ability to pay;
-Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
-Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
-Provide health education for patients;
-Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
-Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients