Drew Caldwell

Ophthlamology Recruiter at OjO

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This is really great news!  Here's some incredible news from one of the best Ophthalmology training and eye research centers in the U.S.; Wills Eye Hospital. Take a look.

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WILLS EYE SPONSORS FIRST U.S. STUDY OF DEVICE FOR BLIND RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA PATIENTS

WILLS EYE HOSPITAL SPONSORS FIRST U.S. “EARLY FEASIBILITY STUDY” OF NEW IMPLANTABLE DEVICE FOR BLIND RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA PATIENTS
Wills Eye Hospital has been given Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an early feasibility study (EFS) to implant the RETINA IMPLANT Alpha AMS sub-retinal device in patients blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The Alpha AMS is manufactured by Retina Implant AG, Reutlingen, Germany and has been designed to replace the non-functioning and absent photoreceptor cells in the eye lost to the RP deterioration. The surgically implanted Alpha AMS chip stimulates the remaining components of the visual system to restore limited functional vision in blind RP patients. The eye’s own natural focusing system (without the need of a camera) focuses light on a chip made of 1600 photo diodes. The RETINA IMPLANT Alpha AMS is an investigational device in the US and has CE Mark approval in Europe since 2016.

“This study represents the very earliest phase of clinically testing a potential new option for patients and families grappling with the devastating blindness caused by Retinitis Pigmentosa. We are thankful for the smooth process in working with the FDA and for the opportunity of offering this exciting technology in the form of an EFS investigational study to our blind RP patients for the first time in the U.S.” noted Julia A. Haller, MD, Wills Eye Hospital Ophthalmologist-in-Chief.

Retinitis pigmentosa is a degenerative eye disease which is the leading cause of inherited blindness in the developed world. There is no known cure for RP which affects an estimated 100,000 people in the USA and 1.5 million people worldwide. Approximately 1,500 individuals with RP each year progress to total blindness. Wills Eye Hospital is the only site in North America conducting this investigational research study and will enroll up to eight patients for implantation. If this initial study demonstrates encouraging results, a larger pivotal study will be performed to gain FDA approval.

Here's a link to the original article at Wills Eye Hospital: https://www.willseye.org/wills-eye-sponsors-first-u-s-study-of-device-for-blind-retinitis-pigmentosa-patients/

Here's a neat fact about the Wills Eye Hospital: More ophthalmologists have trained at Wills Eye than any other program in the U.S.

 Wills Eye Hospital is absolutely unique in all the world: a gift of the Quaker merchant James Wills to the City of Philadelphia in 1832.  He gave the fortune he made from his grocery business, to build a hospital for the indigent blind – and thus Wills became the nation’s first eye specialty hospital.  
 In 1839, the first physician to be trained in Ophthalmology as a specialty came to Wills, and in our 185 years of existence we have trained the most ophthalmologists of any program in the country. 

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Here's a great new ophthalmology job with a practice that I know and like:  Genstler Eye Center of Topeka, KS is recruiting a talented eye surgeon for a partnership opportunity.

Here are the job details:

Will you be at the AAO in Chicago?  If so, we'd love to talk with you about our great practice opportunity.

Genstler Eye Center
http://www.g-eye.com

We are a very progressive, established group ophthalmology practice with an excellent reputation among patients and providers. We are recruiting a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist / Cataracts / Refractive Surgeon. We would love to find a talented, personable surgeon for our group. 

Job-seeking Ophthalmology candidates who are motivated to find a great opportunity in Kansas with future partnership prospects, with an ethical team, will want to learn more about our group and the communities we serve. 

Need: Comprehensive Ophthalmologist / Cataracts / Refractive Surgeon. 

Partnership: This is an employment position with opportunity for future partnership. 

Experience level: We will consider ophthalmologists in residency training as well as experienced eye surgeons. The most important thing for us is to find a great MD match for our team. 

Company Culture: Welcoming, open, collaborative and collegial. The best way to describe our organization is dynamic. We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the care we give to our patients. In that respect, we are continually learning and evolving so that we can be an exceptional practice. 

MDs- 3 
ODs- 2 
MDs - Dr. Arla Genstler, MD, Dr. Gerald Zeavin, MD, Dr. Stephen Hinton, MD 
OD’s - Jessica Mai, OD, Amber Hanschu, OD 
Locations served: Topeka, KS, Lawrence, KS and Manhattan, KS. 
Scribes: Each doctor has his or her own scribe. 
Well-trained staff: The majority of our staff have certifications in their particular areas of expertise; COE, COA, COT, CPSS, OCS etc. 
Salary and Benefits: 
The incoming ophthalmologist will receive an exceptional salary plus productivity bonuses and attractive benefits offering. Malpractice, Tail, PTO, CME, Health / Dental, 401k, Life Insurance and more will be provided. 

To learn more about our practice opportunity and the people at Genstler Eye Center, please connect with our Ophthalmology Recruiter, Drew Caldwell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Find out More About Living and Working in Manhattan Kansas! 

Here are some helpful facts and web links about Manhattan Kansas. 

Population of the county: 71k+ 
Unemployment: 2.2% 
Large local employers include: Kansas State University, GTM Sportswear, Florence Manufacturing Co. 
Manhattan is the future home of the U.S. Bio and Agricultural Defense Department. 

Forbes ranks Manhattan, KS as one of the top 30 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers”. https://www.forbes.com/places/ks/manhattan/ 

“Manhattan has seen the job market increase by 3.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 42.9%, which is higher than the US average of 38.0%.” https://www.bestplaces.net/economy/city/kansas/manhattan 

Schools in Manhattan, Kansas...Here’s a quote the high quality educational opportunities in Manhattan. 

“Manhattan is one of the best educational environments I have ever seen. The local school district is filled with passionate employees and the facilities are modern and well-maintained. Also in town are 3 wonderful colleges, Kansas State University, Manhattan Area Technical College, and Manhattan Christian College.” 
https://www.bestplaces.net/comments/viewcomment.aspx?id=8F7AD7EC-7FC5-46B4-AF53-A89CC0E93372&city=Manhattan_KS&p=52044250 

Things to Do in Manhattan, KS per Tripadvisor. 
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g38877-Activities-Manhattan_Kansas.html 

City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation. Here’s a great link to all the parks & trails in the Manhattan, KS area. 
https://www.mhkprd.com/160/Parks-Trails 

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If you’re not getting the number of ophthalmology candidate’s you’re looking for, or if you’d like an additional way to find the very best surgeon available for your opportunity, I would be glad to talk with you to learn more about your recruitment dilemma and to develop a strategy that might work best for you.

We are an experienced physician recruitment agency that works exclusively with ophthalmologists and optometrists as well as fellowship trained eye doctors (Cornea, Glaucoma, Oculoplastics, Vitreoretina, Pediatrics).

Practices today face a very challenging, very competitive hiring market. If you need help or would like to have a recruitment backup plan, please let me know.

We offer a lot more than just traditional recruitment and we’d love to help you.

  • Ad and job listing placement help.
  • Social networking help.
  • Residency and fellowship email campaigns.
  • Consultant Recruiter option.
  • And, of course, traditional recruitment services too.

Thank you for your time.

Drew Caldwell

OjO

Ophthalmology & Optometry Recruitment and Placement Services.

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Southern MICHIGAN / Northern INDIANA - Comprehensive Ophthalmologist Job--Glaucoma a plus...Fantastic Quality of Life

A well-respected and established practice with multiple offices in Southern Michigan and Northeast Indiana, is seeking a caring, hardworking Comprehensive Ophthalmologist for their growing patient load – Glaucoma training would be a plus but is not required.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Ophthalmologist looking for a patient-centered, reputable group with family-like camaraderie in the office, and an outstanding quality of life for you and your family.

The Position / Practice
The incoming ophthalmologist will work with a 3 doctor group.  You'll be busy right away, with an anticipated daily patient encounters volume of 40+ a surgical volume of approximately 35 surgeries per month. There is a big demand here for your ophthalmology skills! Young ophthalmologists will value the mentoring they will receive here. Our Ophthalmologist is a top-notch surgeon, with a history of great outcomes.  He is an ethical physician who genuinely puts his patients 1st!

We have a well-trained, career focused and certified staff, and we are proud to say we have a very low turnover rate. Many of our team members have been part of the practice for a decade or more.

Surgeries are performed near each of our 3 locations. The surgery staff is consistent at each location and they are wonderful to work with. Call will be shared equally with the incoming ophthalmologist but most situations can be handled over the phone.

The Area
You will really appreciate the quality of life our family-friendly Michigan community offers. No commute headaches, a relaxed pace of life, a friendly welcoming community and lots to see and do. Outdoor enthusiasts will love being active in Michigan's true four seasons climate!  Great golf,  kayaking, cross country and downhill skiing, fishing, boating, or camping at one of the more than 100 lakes in the area or tour them on a bike and enjoy Michigan’s beautiful Autumn colors. Families who enjoy small city charm can go to the farmers markets, small shops, year-round festivals, and live productions at one of the oldest theatres in the state. “Foodies” can experience the Foodie Trail, the Ice Cream Trail, or visit the Amish bakeries in Indiana. Even the auto racing or horseback riding enthusiast has places to go nearby. When you need a night on the town or want to get away for the weekend, you can choose between multiple cities an hour or two away.

Ophthalmologist who are a good match for this practice opportunity can expect competitive compensation and productivity bonuses as well as a comprehensive benefits package. 

On a personal note:  We know this ophthalmologist well and have visited his practice locations.  He is a wonderful physician, a good man, and he will be a fantastic mentor.  If you would like to learn more about this Michigan ophthalmology job, please send us a note:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Here's a great List of Optometry Schools, Colleges and Programs in the U.S. and Canada.  This is a great way for optometry and ophthalmology practices to reach out to OD schools in the U.S., especially if you're interested in hiring new grad ODs.  Quick tip-- To create an account, login and post a job on all of these programs will take you quite a while.  Just a helpful DIY Recruitment tip from us.  Happy Hiring!  OjO

Many ophthalmology practices want to find and hire a great optometrist or residency trained O.D. for their practice. In addition to posting an ad on the AOA job center, you can reach out to the programs closest to you to find good, local talent.

Most of these programs offer free optometry job postings. In some cases though employers have to pay a fee to post or be an alumnus of the program.

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