This position is located in the Surgical section at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. The Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System is an active teaching hospital affiliated with The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. It is for the recruitment of a Full-Time, Board certified/Board eligible, Ophthalmologist. Incumbent is primarily responsible for providing Ophthalmology care to veterans both clinically and surgically to a high pathology population of cataract, glaucoma retinal disease and diabetic patients. The incumbent will be expected to examine and treat patients functioning as a comprehensive Ophthalmologist clinically and surgically and determine the need for surgical or non-surgical treatment of urgent or emergent patients with simple or complex ophthalmology complaints; complete preoperative evaluations and informed consent for patients scheduled for surgery in the ambulatory or main operating rooms; perform minor an major ophthalmic surgical procedures per routing credentialing and privileging approvals; ensure appropriate post-operative care and follow-up is conducted on patients; provide resident supervision and education in both clinic and operating room; ensure VA directives and policies are in place and followed; assist in reducing the surgical and electronic wait lists for the facility (and regional network as appropriate); assist in administrative duties, as assigned; and assist in other needs of the facility as requested and commensurate with training and skills. A successful candidate would qualify for a faculty appointment at the OUHSC academic affiliate. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8AM-430PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.