Washington University of St. Louis Ophthalmology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Ophthalmology and works at St Louis Children's Hospital.This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The successful candidate will work in conjunction with an ophthalmologist, and in accordance with established departmental and professional standards. They will follow guidelines and protocols; provide skilled technical support for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric ocular disorders. The optometrist will perform comprehensive and specialized ophthalmic examinations, interpret, evaluate and communicate test results and prepare recommendations for patient treatment and management. The optometrist will also implement treatment programs, and conduct follow-ups for designated patients. As a teaching institution, they will provide support for the ophthalmology resident training program.


  1. Evaluates and treats patients including:
  2. Refractive exams
  3. Comprehensive exams
  4. Contact lens fitting and dispensing
  5. Emergency exams
  6. Evaluation and management of medical diseases of the eye
  7. Discusses and interprets findings with patients and suggests appropriate remedy.
  8. Adheres to established compliance guidelines to include those governing the appropriate coding of patient services and diagnoses.
  9. Adheres to established quality, safety and hazardous material procedures.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the director of ophthalmology.

Required Qualifications

Doctor of Optometry is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pediatric Optometry Experience.
  • Licensed in the State of Missouri.
  • Working knowledge of current state and federal regulations affecting optometry practice and demonstrated ability to implement standards of accuracy and judgement.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $93,142 - $118,747 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 22 vacation days

  • 8 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Pediatric Staff Optometrist - Ophthalmology - 41170

Job ID: 41170

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular