This position is located at the Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, New York and supports the Network 2 Mission to care for our Veterans with compassion and excellence in the Ophthalmology Section of the Surgery Service. If selected, you will provide support to the eye clinic, inpatient services, eye operating room, and Emergency Department. You will follow established guidelines, ethics, polices, and protocols of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Stratton VAMC, and the profession. You will function as a cooperative and collegial team member with the entire staff.
Your basic responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
· Providing comprehensive clinical and surgical ophthalmological care to our Veteran patients.
· Providing diagnostic and therapeutic services in inpatient and outpatient settings, ordering diagnostic studies and procedures, and perform surgical and non-surgical general ophthalmology procedures.
· Supervising ophthalmology residents in the eye clinic, short procedure room, laser room and the operating room.
· Initiating changes in the system for delivering care based on evidence-based medicine research and /or studies.
· Assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating educational programs.
· Effectively and creatively teaching and providing guidance to others involved in the delivery of the educational program.
Work Schedule: Schedule dependent on needs of clinic. Typical shift 7:30a-3:30p or 8:00a-4:00p.
· United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
· Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed.
· Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.
· Completion of residency training, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification.
· Proficiency in spoken and written English.
· Physical requirements outlined below.
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification:
· Appointee must obtain the American Heart Association BLS prior to assuming position.
· Comprehensive Ophthalmologist preferably with glaucoma fellowship training