Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a full time board certified/board eligible, fellowship trained Cornea Specialist/Ophthalmologist to join our team.
The ophthalmology section currently has 8 ophthalmologists and 7 optometrists who work in our main Seattle clinic and at 4 satellite locations seeing approximately 51,000 patients per year. In addition to optometry, the section has retinal, corneal, glaucoma, pediatric/strabismus and oculo-plastic fellowship trained surgeons along with general ophthalmologists who practice in a collegial environment
The Seattle clinic is a busy downtown practice with three full-time and two part-time ophthalmologist (cornea, glaucoma, retina, and pediatric specialists). We also employ two full-time and two part-time optometrists.
The available surgeon position has been staffed by a well-respected cornea specialist who is retiring after 34 years of service to Virginia Mason.
Candidates with sub-specialty expertise will also be considered and fellowship training is essential. The ideal candidate will be proficient in complex cataract and corneal transplant surgery. Refractive surgery opportunities are available at a nearby offsite location. We welcome applicants interested in clinical trials. Virginia Mason provides support via the Benaroya Research Institute.
This is a unique opportunity to work in a busy, hospital-based practice alongside specialists with diverse and complex patient panels. The Seattle clinic is the hub of the ophthalmology service line and sets the tone for our large group practice. This position is for a cornea specialist who will take over a large, well established patient panel as well as building their own unique practice.
Nighttime on-call duties rotate every eighth week. Virginia Mason Medical Center enjoys a well-earned regional and national reputation as a tertiary referral center for the Pacific Northwest. Clinical research opportunities are available due to our diverse patient population.
The Seattle clinic has a wonderfully diverse patient base due to the many sub-specialty providers working together in the department. The ophthalmic team, 21 in all, includes 13 certified ophthalmic assistants with a range of experience and backgrounds, three opticians, two surgery schedulers, and seven receptionists. Our team also includes three optometrists, all triage complex/urgent cases and routine eye exams, and one who specializes in complex contact lens fittings. Our in house optical team serves a large patient population, often with complex needs.
Virginia Mason, established in 1920 in Seattle, WA, is internationally recognized as a preeminent health care organization focused on delivering quality services to our patients. We have a 336-bed hospital in Seattle and multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 450 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best practices and a model that is the benchmark for other medical organizations. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters—your patients.
Located in the Pacific NW, Seattle is an area with a mild climate year round and close to the great outdoors where we enjoy an abundance of activities with our close proximity to the waters of Puget Sound and surrounding mountains. City life and cultural activities are also thriving. With a variety of neighborhoods and areas to work and live, there are many choices for the type of lifestyle you’d like to enjoy.
For more information or to apply online visit our website at http://jobs.VirginiaMason.org or contact our physician recruiter Stephanie Collins-Russell at 206-341-0149 or at Stephanie.Collins-Russell@virginiamason.org. We are an equal opportunity employer.
BE/BC in Ophthalmology
5 Years of experience in Cornea preferred
Ability to obtain a medical professional license in the State of WA
Ability to obtain a DEA with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary + DOE
Internal Number: 180749
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
With numerous awards and distinctions, including our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason has transformed health care through our innovations in patient safety and our ability to provide patients in our community with easier access to our high-quality care. Consisting of a 336-bed hospital in Seattle, WA, and an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout the Puget Sound region, joining Virginia Mason is an exceptional opportunity to partner with nationally recognized physicians and peers, and an organization recognized as the benchmark for health care.