We are looking for a well trained ophthalmologist; comprehensive or glaucoma would be a great fit. The assumption is that you have fine clinical and surgical skills. What we are really looking for is the right personality...kind, ethical, easy-going, respectful to patients, staff and colleagues, motivated to produce and treat patients with the kind of care that has them asking to see you as their doctor for their next appointment.
This position could be filled as a full time position or, for the right person, even a part time (perhaps 2 1/2 days per week) person could work.
We have been located in Paterson, NJ for almost 32 years, right on the Bergen-Passaic county border. We are about one half hour's drive from mid-town Manhattan to the east and 30 minutes to the north or west gets you into rural countryside. There is something for everyone.
As far as our practice is concerned, we have grown, quite substantially, over the past years. We have expanded our office about 1 1/2 years ago to 9 equipped lanes. We have great technology with in-office SLT, YAG and Argon lasers, brand new OCT and Humphrey/Zeiss VF, corneal topographer, specular microscope, Optomap wide-field fundus camera, Diopsys ERG/VEP and slit lamp cameras in 6 of the exam rooms.
Our office is spacious, warmly decorated and a great place to work. The staff is well-trained, friendly, helpful and the techs do a very complete workup to include manual refractions. A scribe will be at your side, ideally as close to 100% of the time as possible, to help you be as efficient as you can.
We operate in a nearby ophthalmology-only ASC which has a femto laser, ORA and techs and nurses who are superb.
Paterson is an urban setting with a high minority population. Glaucoma is especially prevalent as is diabetes and cataract. Our patients are great and extremely thankful and appreciative. Working knowledge of Spanish will come in very handy, although essentially all our 20+ staff are bilingual.
The position will start from day one with a full appointment schedule; there will be no need to build your practice from the ground up. We will be happy to help guide you, teach you and even "hold your hand" if needed, as you make your way through the early weeks or months of entering private practice which certainly can be a bit intimidating at first. Our goal is to help you succeed and reach your goals, which will include maximizing your compensation via a generous production bonus.
If this description sounds interesting to you, please respond. If it may not be for you but you know someone else who may be the right fit, there will be a "finder's fee" of at least $1000 if you are the first to refer someone who is hired who was not previously known to us.
Best of luck to you in your job search.
Board eligible/board certified
Internal Number: 011
About Alden Leifer MD and Associates
Alden Leifer MD and Associates has been in practice for 31 years in Paterson, NJ. We pride ourselves on practicing with strong ethics and a very positive office culture. We provide training for our staff and doctors on an ongoing basis to help us provide the best care for our patients. Our mission is to help our family of patients see great until age 98. Our office is very patient-centric, treating every patient as a VIP. Our staff is well-trained and work together as a great group. The office is a great place to work.