Department of Ophthalmology Seeks Optometrist

Virginia Commonwealth University Health
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Facility: Virginia Commonwealth University Health 
Address: 1250 East Marshall Street 
Richmond, VA 23298-5048 
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Specialty: Ophthalmology : Optometrist 
Candidate Type: MD 
Visas Accepted: J1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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Virginia Commonwealth University Health

Department of Ophthalmology

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is seeking a residency-trained Optometrist with experience in contact lens fitting and ocular disease. As a member of our faculty, the successful candidate will be responsible for an established clinical practice with direct patient care in two outpatient settings including our Main Campus and our suburban satellite location. Our department supports a 9 resident ophthalmology training program with a full 5 year ACGME Accreditation.


The successful candidate must maintain high clinical and ethical standards that will be carried into decision-making processes, adhere to compliance measures, establish and promote an atmosphere of unity through collaborative practice and effective communication between all staff disciplines, and foster a high level of patient and staff satisfaction. Residents and certified ophthalmic medical technicians assist with patient care and ancillary testing.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidate must have completed an Optometry Residency, with advanced training in Contact Lens Fitting and Ocular Disease.
  • Candidate must also possess/maintain a current, full and unrestricted license to practice optometry in the State of Virginia.
  • Must demonstrate expertise working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

About Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is centrally located along the East Coast. With easy access to Washington D.C., the Atlantic Ocean and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this River City was ranked #3 Top Destination by Frommer’s for its rich history, colonial charm, outdoor adventure, trendy restaurants, upscale shopping, and world class museums.

With the James River flowing through the heart of City, and the mild climate year round, Richmonders take full advantage of the area’s athletic events, public gardens and festivals. The area boasts a wide variety of arts, culture and entertainment as well. Among the numerous historical landmarks, you will find numerous theaters, the Richmond Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richmond International Raceway to name a few.

Richmond is for everyone. It’s family friendly, dog friendly and there is never a shortage of things to do. Whether you want to live downtown, Church Hill, Shockoe Bottom, Forest Hills, The Fan, or the Suburbs of the West End or Chesterfield County, each Richmond neighborhood is unique making it an attractively-sized and very livable city.

About VCU Health

Virginia Commonwealth University Health is the regions only Level 1 Trauma center. As part of the VCU’s School of Medicine, physicians provide quality patient care services, teach the next generation of physicians and conduct important research. Nationally known for cutting-edge medical advancements and diagnostic insights, VCU physicians aim to be the provider of choice for quality healthcare that is patient-centered, physician-driven, accessible, efficient and evidence-based to reflect the values of an outstanding integrated academic practice.

US News and World Report ranked VCU the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and the Richmond Metropolitan area. Our Nephrology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedics and Urology programs ranked among the top 50 in the country. VCU was also ranked “high performing” in Oncology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation and Otolaryngology. With more than 600 physicians in 200 specialties, VCU has the areas only NCI-designated Cancer Center - Massey Cancer Center, and a full-service children’s hospital – Children’s Hospital of Richmond.

 

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Contact: Anthony Coviello 
Phone: 804-628-9660
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