Ophthalmologist – Cornea Specialist

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Jacksonville Campus
Categories: Health Profession
Department:30150000 - JX-OPHTHALMOLOGY-JAX

Classification Title:

AST/ASO/FULL PROF

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, seeks a up to full-time faculty member at the tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor.  Major responsibilities include teaching, patient care, and research.  MD and BC/BE in ophthalmology and fellowship trained in cornea, exterior disease, and refractive surgery. 

This position will report to the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville.

Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities

Provide and maintain a high level of quality in-patient intermediate care services in all aspects of cornea service.

Provide clinical teaching of trainees in cornea and participate in the educational program.

Responsible for excellent communication with primary care physicians.

Assist in marketing the LASIK Program to community physicians and managed care organizations.

Participate in monthly division meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 15 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs.  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.

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 campus' 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.

Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region's premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care.

With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center; Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services.  At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually

Additionally, located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North - a state-of-the-art outpatient medical complex with a 24/7 full-service emergency room, outpatient surgery, occupational medicine, a birth center, advanced imaging and other diagnostic services.  A 92-bed inpatient tower has been approved by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to be added to UF Health North. Plans are to begin building a 92-bed inpatient tower by January 2016 with completion targeted for sometime in 2017. Once completed, UF Health North will be a full-service hospital capable of meeting most health care needs of area residents.

Located on Florida's First Coast, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in land area in the United States. The city provides an eclectic combination of southern hospitality, business and recreational paradise.  More than 1 million people live in the five-county area known as Florida's First Coast. The area offers something for everyone, with a temperate climate incorporating seasonal changes, miles of beautiful waterways and beaches, and a myriad of public facilities for work and play.

The St. Johns River flows through the heart of downtown Jacksonville. The area is home to 68 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and 300 miles of river. Jacksonville has more than 55 world-class golf courses, including the Stadium Course at Sawgrass, beautiful state parks and luxurious spas and resorts. Jacksonville offers a wide array of leisure activities for everyone to enjoy including golf, tennis, boating, deep-sea fishing and much more! Charming St. Augustine, Amelia Island and Jekyll Island are within easy driving distance. Jacksonville also is home to the National Football League franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Located in Ponte Vedra Beach are the national headquarters for professional golf's PGA Tour and the PGA's innovative Player's Club at Sawgrass, where THE PLAYERS Championship brings together top names in golf every May.

The city's cultural life is rich. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, multiple art museums and galleries, the Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville Zoo, and professional and amateur theaters all contribute to the cultural opportunities available in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival has set the standard for international jazz festivals. Held each October on the banks of the St. Johns River, the event attracts top artists and thousands of jazz lovers.

Jacksonville is centrally located for day trips to historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in the nation; Sea World and Disney World; St. Simon's Island; Gainesville; Savannah; Charleston and Tallahassee, the state capitol. Four modern seaport facilities, including the newest cruise port, make Jacksonville very convenient for your vacation cruise travel.

We invite you to visit and see what the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville and the City of Jacksonville can offer.


Advertised Salary:

Salary and academic appointment is negotiable, benefits are excellent.

Minimum Requirements:

MD and BC/BE in ophthalmology and fellowship trained in cornea, exterior disease, and refractive surgery.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and 3 letters of Recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until an applicant pool is identified.

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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

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