Serves as an Ophthalmologist with training in Medical Retina within the Martinsburg VA Medical Center. The incumbent must be Board eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Education and length of practice are considered through a formal pay-setting process to determine the final compensable salary (Base Pay + Market Pay). Recruitment and Relocation incentive may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. The individual is responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of professional care in the outpatient and inpatient management of ophthalmology patients served by the facility. Managing outpatient, inpatient and operative ophthalmology cases. Provides immediate evaluation and management of emergent problems as they occur. Provides professional advice to medical staff upon request, in emergency situations, with regard to professional management of patients being treated for ophthalmic diseases and injuries. Performs diabetic tele-retinal readings as needed. Provides professional services requiring full range of inpatient and outpatient ophthalmology retinal services and comprehensive ophthalmology consistent with the hospital's capabilities. Provides medical services and diagnostic procedures that are clear, concise, and in keeping with modern medical terminology. Facilitates patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other health care providers in accordance with applicable policies and regulations. Maintains current educational requirements as requested by the Medical Center. Proficiency in the diagnosis of surgical retina diseases. Proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical retinal diseases. Emphasis will be placed on age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inflammatory diseases, and inherited retinal degenerations. Proficiency in multiple types of in-office procedures such as intraocular injections, and retinal lasers. Competency in the use and interpretation of fluorescein and ICG angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), ultrasonography, and visual function tests. Responsible for the education of residents, technicians, and other physicians. Other duties may be assigned by the Chief of Surgery. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 4:30, however schedule may vary based on the needs of the service. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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