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AP-Optometrist - Waupun at SSM Health

AP-Optometrist - Waupun

SSM Health Waupun, WI Full-Time

The Opportunity SSM Health is actively recruiting for a full-time (1.0 FTE) optometrist at its new state of the art Eye Clinic, located in Waupun, WI, will work collaboratively with our eye services team at the nearby Fond du Lac Eye Clinic, as well as with our integrated SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean Eye Institute. This position will work Monday-Friday. This is great opportunity for to build a practice with an established patient base and specialty access on-site. Our optometrists provide a high level of care to our complex patients, and partners with comprehensive ophthalmologists and other eye subspecialists (retina and pediatric ophthalmology) at that location. Subspecialists in retina, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, cornea and oculoplastics are also located throughout our integrated eye network and are readily available for consults. Ideal candidates are board certified in optometry. Newer graduates will be considered; residency trained preferred and board certification would need to be obtained within five years of hire. Excellent compensation and benefits package.

The Hospital and Clinic:

Waupun Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed hospital which provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services to Waupun and surrounding rural areas. Featuring a two-story provider clinic creating a direct connection to hospital resources (as well as PCPs and clinic specialists). State-of-the-art surgery center features three high tech ORs, endoscopy room, 11 pre-post op rooms, and 4 recovery rooms. Department of Correction Security Unit, 2018 construction of 14 bed Medical surgical unit, 3 bed ICU and 4 bed LD&P.

The Community

Waupun (population 11,340) is located near the Horicon Marsh, a national wildlife refuge, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and offers Midwest values of friendliness, hard work and sense of community.

This family-oriented and tight-knit community offers the advantages of living near a metropolitan area, plus the peacefulness and safety of a modest town in Wisconsin with great schools, both public and private.

Enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, fishing, birding, swimming, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Waupun also offers a well-maintained 18-hole golf course and newly expanded walking trails.

Benefit from a well-linked transportation network, which includes several major highways, rail access and airports less than 20 minutes away. Waupun is within one hour of major metropolitan areas, including Madison, Milwaukee and the Fox Cities.

The Benefits

Comprehensive benefit package includes immediate vacation, CME, retirement, and malpractice are just a few of the generous package offerings.

For more information contact:

Jody Chellevold, Physician and Executive Recruiter at SSM Health


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Examine, diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the visual system, eye diseases and injuries. Prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.


  • Document history including complaint and relevant symptoms, ocular health, medication usage, medical and family history, current vision aide if applicable, and any other pertinent data.

  • Examine eyes using observation, pharmaceutical agents and instruments to determine visual perception, acuity, coordination and focus. Tests may include subjective refractions, retinoscopy, lensometry, slit lamp examination, visual fields, pupil and mobility testing, genioscopy, and tear function testing.

  • Based on exam, diagnose diseases and anomalies such as color blindness or glaucoma.

  • Clearly document diagnosis and treatment plan, including referrals, therapeutic prescriptions and long-term medical management, in patients charts.

  • Prescribe and fit vision aides such as contact lenses and eyeglasses.

  • Perform eye surgeries, such as laser vision correction and cataract, and provide pre- and post-operative care

  • Maintain communication with ophthalmology, optical and support staff in order to optimize quality clinical care and service.

  • Provide any necessary low-vision rehabilitation and vision therapy to improve visual issues.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree


  • No experience necessary


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Rare climbing.

SSM Health is committed to equal employment opportunity based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and all other statuses protected by law.

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