The Loyola University Health System (LUHS) and the Loyola University Chicago (LUC) Stritch School of Medicine and the Hines Veterans Administration Hospital (HVA) is offering a full-time faculty position on the clinical educator track (CET) for Neuro-ophthalmologist.
Currently, the Department of Ophthalmology has 23 full time and 20 part time clinicians who manage over 65,000 patient visits per year on the Loyola (Maywood and 4 other satellite offices) and neighboring HVA sites. We have 5 dedicated research scientists (2 PhD, 2 MD, 1 OD/PharmD). The residency training program with 4 residents per year is managed by a dedicated team including the Program Director, the Vice Chair of Education and the Chief Resident. The Department of Ophthalmology will be one of 5 departments (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology and Psychiatry) to participate in a planned Neuroscience Institute. The main Loyola research facility is a 225K square foot Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) which opened in 2015 and houses the clinical Research Office (CRO) and research administration.
In 2012, Loyola Health System merged with Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare delivery systems in the nation. Loyola University Medical Center holds the distinction of being the only academic medical center within the Trinity Health network. The organization serves people and communities in 22 states with 92 hospitals and 121 continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, PACE, outpatient centers and senior living facilities - providing nearly 2 million visits annually. In May 2019, Loyola purchased MacNeal Hospital, located in Berwyn. The Chicagoland regional Trinity clinical enterprise currently includes Loyola Health System, MacNeal Hospital, Gottlieb Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Together we help address the rapidly changing health care environment with a focus on population health and the delivery of more coordinated and integrated health care and wellness services.
The Loyola University Medical Center/HVA campus is located about 20 minutes from downtown Chicago in Maywood, IL. Chicago is an exciting city with 6 Academic Medical Centers and a supportive collaborative research and teaching environment. The public and private school systems are excellent and urban or suburban opportunities offer the applicant a wide variety of attractive lifestyles.
The position will be available starting October 2019. Interviews prior to the AAO meeting as well as at the meeting can be arranged.
Board certification and fellowship training as well as eligibility for licensing in Illinois are expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong interest and prior commitment to clinical and/or basic science research. Candidates should have a history of outstanding clinical care and a strong academic commitment to the clinical training of residents and medical students.