Pacific Northwest (Washington State) Large Retina Only Group Practice
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington/Proliance Retina
August 2, 2018
Competitive and commensurate o
Full Time - Entry Level
Principals Only. No Recruiters?
Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington (VRA) is seeking a new vitreoretinal surgeon to work in our established offices in the North Puget Sound.
THE JOB: VRA is the largest retina only practice in the Pacific Northwest (currently 9 full time retina docs), 7 offices and a Retina Focused ambulatory surgery center (The Retina Surgery Center). The opportunity has a generous starting salary and benefits commensurate on experience. The path to partnership is one of the most painless in the business. Generally, partnership is available in 2 years. Partnership involves no "million dollar buyins" and we make sure this as painless as possible. We also have one of the only Retina Focused ambulatory surgery centers in the US. We do 98% of our surgeries there and it is not unusual for a good surgeon to finish 12 cases and get home in plenty of time for dinner. We participate in many clinical trials and with our longstanding EMR, there is ample opportunity for physician initiated studies. Because we have our own surgery center and there is someone operating every day, there rarely any need to go to the OR at night. All our cases can be added on the next day.
LIFESTYLE: While the Seattle area is one of the fastest growing areas in the US, the area North of Seattle is one of the fastest growing areas of retirees, largely because of its affordability access to all the things that makes Seattle and Vancouver BC so attractive. We have established offices in Bellingham and Burlington. You could decide to live an a rural, suburban or urban area. Bellingham is a very progressive, waterfront college town with great restaurants, shops, marinas, International airport and only 30 min from the Canadian border (60 minutes from Vancouver), 90 minutes to Seattle, 30 minutes from Mount Baker Ski area and 2.5 hours from Whistler Blackomb. There is a great outdoor scene with Mountain biking, kayaking fishing (fresh and saltwater) excellent schools etc . The Burlington office is 30 minutes south of Bellingham and just 20 minutes away from Whidbey Island and Anacortes (Gateway to the San Juan Islands). It is also possible to live closer to Seattle. Because we have our own surgery center that is in operation M-F you rarely need to operate at night as almost all cases can be added on to the schedule the next day. Partners receive up to 10 wks vacation and associates have 4 weeks vacation.
An early to midcareer, fellowship trained, ABO certified/eligble vitreoretinal surgeon who is motivated to build their practice. They should be efficient, competent, patient and staff friendly. Skillful in the operating room and adaptable as the winds of change occur in medicine.