Job Number: 190432
Department: VM Federal Way - Ophthalmology
Hours: Variable/Flexible; M-F
Virginia Mason Medical Center is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible ophthalmologist to fill a full-time position in our Regional Medical Center, south of Seattle.
Virginia Mason's Federal Way Regional Medical Center is located approximately 22 miles south of Seattle, allowing you to live in or near the city or in a variety of suburban areas near or in Federal Way. It our largest Regional Medical Center outside of Downtown Seattle and has one full-time general ophthalmologist and an optometrist. The surgeon position has been staffed by a well-respected general ophthalmologist who is retiring after 29 years of service.
The ophthalmology section currently has a total of 8 ophthalmologists and 7 optometrists who work in our main downtown clinic and at 4 regional medical center locations. The section has retinal, corneal, glaucoma, pediatric/strabismus and oculo-plastic fellowship trained surgeons along with general ophthalmologists who practice in a collegial environment.
This is a unique opportunity to shape a team-based model general ophthalmology practice alongside a dynamic optometrist. It is also a balance of solo practice, group practice, and multispecialty practice. A chance to develop and expand a general practice with the ability to focus on special areas of interest
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.
Nighttime on-call duties rotate every eighth week.
* BE/BC in Ophthalmology
* 5 years experience preferred
* Sub-specialty expertise will also be considered. Fellowship training not required.
* Ideal candidate will be proficient in routine cataract surgery and enjoy practicing and growing a general ophthalmology service.
* 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
The City of Federal Way is located 22 miles south of the city of Seattle, making it an ideal suburban location in which to live. The city has a large retail core and is home to many businesses including Weyerhaeuser, the largest private owner of soft wood timberland in the world. A wide variety of excellent living opportunities exist including condominiums, suburban neighborhoods, and homes with golf course, waterfront and water views. A large variety of recreational and cultural activities abound close by. In addition, Federal Way is a reasonable commute into the cities of Seattle and Tacoma for other recreational, shopping and cultural options.
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.
Living in the Pacific Northwest
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.
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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Associated topics: cornea, eye, glaucoma, ophthalmolgist, ophthalmology, retina, uveitis