OREGON, Portland. Oregon Health & Science University, (OHSU), is a leading health and research university that strives for excellence in patient care, education, research and community service. Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at OHSU is recruiting a full-time Pediatric Optometrist to work with our current group of seven faculty, one fellow and six orthoptists. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly expanding University-based practice with clinical research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment.
This position will join an established and highly regarded University-based practice with clinical, research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. The group practice consists of 8 optometrists and 52 ophthalmologists offering sub-specialty services in cornea, vitreoretinal disease, ophthalmic pathology and oncology, uveitis and ocular immunology, glaucoma, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, low vision and ophthalmic genetics.
The Pediatric Optometrist will provide comprehensive eye care to pediatric and strabismus patients of the University Hospital and Clinics, and affiliated hospitals and clinics; provide staffing to residents seeing pediatric and strabismus patients; teach medical students, residents, fellows, orthoptists and house staff in pediatric ophthalmology and pediatric optometry; and perform patient care and research within the subspecialty; perform research within the subspecialty; and serve and support the department’s relationship with the Oregon State Elks Association.
Requires a current OD license within the states of Oregon and Washington. Must be a fellow or candidate in the American Academy of Optometry. Candidates should be in the process of or have completed a sub-specialty residency or fellowship in pediatric optometry, and passing scores on Parts I, II, and III (PAM, and Clinical Skills), and TMOD (Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease) of the National Boards of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO).
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.
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