Vitreoretinal Surgeon - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (71765)
Mar 18, 2021
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville seeks to add a full-time faculty Vitreoretinal Surgeon to join our growing academic practice. Major responsibilities include providing excellence in patient care, teaching, and clinical research contributing to a diverse academic eye practice. Appointment will be at the tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, based on qualifications. Candidate must be MD and BC/BE in General Ophthalmology; Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Provide medical and surgical vitreoretinal care to patients
- Provide comprehensive care and cataract surgery for the patients
- Create, enhance and maintain a prompt, patient friendly, cost effective clinical service
- Be responsible for excellent communication with primary care physicians
- Provide after hours and emergency on-call coverage
- Perform research responsibilities as assigned
- Participate in division meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested
The Department consists of a small but growing group of talented ophthalmologists and optometrists, who offer a wide array of eye care services to the Jacksonville community. Our specialties include cornea and external disease, glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, diseases of the retina, uveitis, ocular tumors, oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, contact lenses, low vision and electrophysiology. We are a multi-specialty single location academic practice with a robust clinical volume. The Department has its own ophthalmology-specific surgery center adjacent to its clinical offices.
The practice is open to the interests of potential candidates, and flexibility exists for those seeking specific experiences or career paths. Given the range of possibilities, both experienced and recent fellowship graduates are welcome to apply. Hiring and appointment will be through the University of Florida, with excellent benefits including health care, retirement, and paid vacation/sick leave. The compensation structure is competitive and commensurate with all levels of experience.
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.
The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.
In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.
The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.
The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.
Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.
To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus, please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/
Candidate must be MD and BC/BE in General Ophthalmology; Fellowship training in Vitreoretinal Surgery.
The search committee will begin to review applications as soon as an applicant pool is identified. Please include Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay Systems at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.