The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Casey Eye Institute is recruiting a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist for its affiliated clinic located in Astoria, Oregon.
OHSU is a leading health and research university that strives for excellence in patient care, education, research and community service. This position will be part of the OHSU Casey Eye Institute, which is a highly-regarded department including 56 ophthalmoloigsts, 7 optometrists, and numerous basic science faculty. Other subspecialty services include cornea, retina, glaucoma, oculoplastics, pediatric ophthalmology, ophthalmic pathology, oncology, uveitis and ocular immunology, low vision, and ophthalmic genetics. Our training programs include strong residency education with 15 residents, and 9 clinical fellows.
This position will have a strong clinical emphasis with an established referral base and active surgical load, and will also hold an academic OHSU appointment. The ideal candidate must be board certified or board eligible. Oregon and Washington state medical licensures are required. A competitive benefit package will be offered.
This position is under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. The duties of this position are in support of the missions, goals and objectives of OHSU and the School of Medicine and include: teaching medical students, house staff, paramedical personnel and the regional medical community; providing clinical care to patients of the University Hospital and Clinics, and affiliated hospitals and clinics; engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by the Department Chair. Specific duties include caring for comprehensive ophthalmology patients and providing staffing to residents who care for such patients. Clinical practice is largely expected to focus on comprehensive ophthalmology at CEI’s satellite location in Astoria, Oregon.
Education and Experience: Requires a current, valid MD license and completion of an accredited residency program. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Knowledge and Skills: Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. Detail oriented and meticulous in all aspects of work. Requires excellent organizational skills and strong communication and patient relations skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with employees at all levels of the organization is essential. Demonstrated innovation, initiative, and creative problem-solving skills are imperative. Must be pro-active and detail oriented. Ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. Ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is critical. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance.