Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a full time board certified/board eligible, fellowship trained Glaucoma 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 regional medical center locations seeing approximately 51,000 patients per year. In addition to offering optometry and general ophthalmology, our specialty services include surgeons who practice in a collegial environment and possess fellowship training in retina, cornea, uveitis, glaucoma, pediatric/strabismus, and oculoplastics.
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 three full-time optometrists.
The surgeon position that is being offered will partner with a well-respected glaucoma specialist who has been practicing for 13 years at Virginia Mason. The position will likely require clinic one or 2 days per week at one of our regional medical centers.
A fellowship trained candidates is essential. The ideal candidate will be proficient in complex cataract and glaucoma surgery. 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. The surgeon hired for the glaucoma specialist position can expect approximately a 50/50 glaucoma and cataract surgery volume as he or she builds 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. There are also teaching opportunities with Virginia Mason interns and residents including those planning to pursue ophthalmology.
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, four opticians, two surgery schedulers, and seven receptionists. Our team also includes three optometrists, all of whom triage complex/urgent cases and routine eye exams. 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, job #192889. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The ideal candidate will have:
• BE/BC in Ophthalmology
• 5 Years of experience in Glaucoma 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: 192889
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.