Oregon Health & Science University

Glaucoma Specialist (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology
Salary Range
Compensation dependent upon experience
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

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. The Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at OHSU is recruiting a full-time Glaucoma Specialist to work with our current group of five faculty and two fellows.

This position will join an established and highly regarded University-based practice with clinical, research and educational responsibilities, and will hold an academic appointment. It has a strong established referral base and active surgical load. The group practice consists of 12 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 rehabilitation and ophthalmic genetics.

Portland is a popular destination with its vibrant city life and rich culture, a variety of neighborhoods and great restaurants. It is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest- an outdoor playground with four seasons and ready access to the mountains, rivers, and beaches.

Function/Duties of Position

This position is under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health & Science University, Casey Eye Institute. The primary duties include: providing comprehensive eye care to glaucoma patients of the University Hospital affiliated clinics and hospitals and approved satellite locations; engaging in public service through consultative activities with non-university groups as approved by Department Chair; providing staffing to residents seeing patients in the glaucoma clinic; teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and house staff in glaucoma and patient care and research within the subspecialty; This position has the opportunity to implement research and/or special programs based on the needs of the population and in conjunction with Casey faculty based on the interests of the candidate.

Clinical: Clinic schedule will be assigned by departmental leadership (Chair, Department of Ophthalmology). Clinical activities will be providing care to glaucoma patients. A minimum of 6 half-day clinic and surgical sessions will be held per week.  Clinical support will include full-time ophthalmic technicians to assist in the care of patients with glaucoma. Surgery will be performed at the Casey Eye Institute with both pediatric and adult anesthesia available.

Education: OHSU is a teaching facility and you will be expected to teach medical students and residents through assigned lectures during the course of the year. Full engagement with all teaching activities including resident case conferences, journal clubs, grand rounds and CME events will be facilitated through virtual platforms and periodic in-person attendance at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR.

Research: There are resources available for start-up research and on-going support via established processes and opportunities. Faculty interested in doing research may be eligible to apply for departmental research assistance and non-clinical time through the Director of Research. Research addressing efforts to improve access to care in rural and under resourced communities and populations is a high Departmental priority and will be actively supported.

Administration: Administrative and other duties may be assigned based on department needs and your areas of expertise and interest. There will be opportunities to participate in departmental management and to serve on institutional committees.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate must be board-certified or board-eligible and have a strong interest in teaching and/or clinical research. Oregon and Washington state medical licensure is required. Fellowship-trained practitioners and fellows currently in training are encouraged to apply.

Strong clinical and patient assessment skills. 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 proactive and detail-oriented. The ability to work well independently and multi-task is critical. The ability to plan and organize technical work and to adapt to a changing work environment is important. Must be able to assess and develop work tasks and systems in order to optimize clinic performance.

Requires a current, valid MD license, completion of an accredited residency program, and completion of a fellowship in Glaucoma. Must be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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