Drew Caldwell

Ophthlamology Recruiter at OjO

"It is amazing what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit."  John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach

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OPHTHALMOLOGIST Looking for JOB in ID, MT, CO, OR and WA state...

Young, experienced comprehensive ophthalmologist is looking for a great team opportunity with or without partnership in the following areas of the U.S. I know this ophthalmologist well and he will be an exceptional, exceptional addition to your practice. 10s on Likability, Flexibility, Surgical skills, Patient Rapport skills and is a surgeon with high integrity and character. He has a winsome personality and a great work ethic. States of interest for him and his family are: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington State and Colorado.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A career mentor can give you wisdom on tough decisions, like "I have a lot of good opportunities to pick from.  What is the best ophthalmology job for me?"

If You're asking this question and you're trying to narrow down the field of job and partnership opportunities you have, here's a helpful MD career checklist for your reference.  If you have any questions about this information, just send us a quick note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who owns the ASC.
Doctor and Staff turnover.
How often do associates become partners?
How does the practice handle negative online reviews?
Is there a Mentor in the House?
How busy will you really, truly, actually be?
Where will your patients come from?
What will the buy-in cost and what does it include---What’s not included?
How numerous and how strong are their relationships with primary care MDs and ODs?
How important are word of mouth patient referrals to the practice?
Is the practice adding multiple doctors at the same time?
How will the practice market you so that you can both be quickly successful?
Is the practice considering a merger, acquiring another group or perhaps selling out to private equity?
If I prefer not to become a partner, will I be allowed to stay on as an employee?
What are the steps to becoming a partner?
What are the advantages of becoming a partner?
Would you mind if I talk with the last doctor who was here?
In what ways is the practice always looking to improve patient eye care?
How happy are you with your EMR?
What does the group do or want to do to attract and keep top notch non MD talent?
How will you fit into the practice
What is the practice culture? What’s it like to actually work here?
How much time will be spent at remote locations?
What is the commute time to each location?
What kinds of patients will be sent to you from other doctors in the organization
Tech support...experienced--- turnover?
Can you meet and speak with people in other departments, not just doctors. Such as front desk, billing, techs, marketing, administration. Do you tend to hear a lot of people talking about why they believe in the organization? 
How are decisions, especially big decisions in the practice, made?
Has your attorney reviewed your contract? Suppose you lose your job or decide to switch practices...Will you be able to stay in the area and still practice locally or will you and your family have to relocate?
Flexibility in the schedule.

Thanks for reading OjO's blog.  If you have any questions about this career checklist, or you'd like us to present this information to your residency or fellowship program, please let us know.

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OjO at AAO Conversation with the Experts Ophthalmology Recruitment Ophthalmology jobs Online at the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology practices...If you're having a tough time finding a great ophthalmologist for your practice opportunity or partnership position you're not alone.  

OjO's own, Drew Caldwell, will be at several AAO "Conversations with the Experts" for one on one conversations about physician recruitment in the eye world.

"The most important thing you can do as a recruiting practice is to prove to young job-seeking ophthalmologists that you have a patients over profits mentality, that you are guided by core values and ethics, that you have a collaborative team, and that you have a legitimate need for help.  Certainly there are a lot of other important factors that drive candidates to pick one position over another, but these are a few of the key points to discuss with your doctor candidates."  Practices who face the biggest hurdles in the hiring process include solo and two doctor practices in less popular locations, particularly those in rural areas more than 90 minutes from a major airport or sizable community. Additional factors that influence career decisions are:  doctor and staff turnover, available mentoring, compensation and bonuses, ASC ownership, overhead, option for partnership and more.

Meet with Drew to talk about creative and inexpensive ways to market your job opportunity and find MD talent.

If you'll be at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago, 2018 and would like to reserve a time to talk, send us a quick note to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Yo2Go Global Ophthalmology Make a difference OjO Ophthalmology jobs Online

Did you know that Yo2Go Connects Young Ophthalmologists for Global Ophthalmology!  Take a look at this roster of Yo2Go Liaisons from many different residency programs. http://yo2go.org/get-involved/become-a-yo2go-liaison-for-your-program

This is a great opportunity to get involved with global eye care relief efforts.

Here is a list of Global Fellowship Programs in Ophthalmology- Courtesy of Yo2Go.org: http://yo2go.org/opportunities/global-fellowship-programs

Among the programs listed are The Dean McGee Eye Institute http://dmei.org/global-eye-care1

Emory Eye Center http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/education/global_ophthalmology_fellowship.htm

University of Nebraska Medical Center http://www.unmc.edu/eye/international/fellowship.html

John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah School of Medicine http://medicine.utah.edu/ophthalmology/education/fellowship/international.php

Wills Eye Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology https://www.willseye.org/academic-global-ophthalmology-fellowship

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Busy and well-established cataract and refractive surgical practice is seeking a General, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina or Plastics trained Ophthalmologist who values integrity, compassion and exceptional patient care to join this progressive, state of the art practice. This premier practice is located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky.  This high-volume practice has built their reputation on providing the latest eye care technology with individualized service.

The practice offers a generous salary, production bonus and outstanding benefits; including health, dental & life insurance, short & long-term disability insurance, 401k/retirement plan,      3 weeks of vacation and 1 week continuing medical education.  The practice offers an excellent opportunity for a qualified candidate who is interested in partnership.

The beautiful mild climate in Lexington allows citizens to enjoy the outstanding restaurants and activities in a progressive University town. As the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington manages a rapidly growing population while working to maintain the character of Keeneland Racecourse, Kentucky Horse Park and the surrounding horse farms that give the region its identity. Lexington has one of the nation’s most stable economies and describes itself as having a fortified economy, strong in manufacturing, technology, and entrepreneurial support, benefiting from a diverse, balanced business base. Lexington is home to many thriving arts organizations, including a professional orchestra, two ballet companies, a professional theatre, several museums, several choral organizations, and the highly respected University of Kentucky Basketball Team!

Why is Lexington, Kentucky a great place to find an Ophthalmology job?  Take a look at these links to learn more.

Lexington, KY Department of Tourism:   https://www.visitlex.com/

Lexington, KY Chamber of Commerce: https://www.commercelexington.com/

Lexington, KY Parks and Recreation: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/departments/parks-recreation

 

Jacksonville Florida Ophthalmology Practice for Sale Ophthalmology jobs Online OjO 2

True Turn-Key Ophthalmology Practice for Sale in Jacksonville, FLORIDA. Ethical, caring owner is searching for buyer for his ophthalmology practice. Strong desire to turn practice over to caring, principled eye surgeon who will provide exceptional, ethical care for patients. This is a state-of-the-art practice with all the bells and whistles!

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Restoring Sight. Transforming Lives.

https://www.seeintl.org/countries/

Young and Experienced Ophthalmologists who are interested in medical eye trips, should check out SEE International.  
"SEE works with partners around the world to restore sight and transform lives of underserved populations. We are committed to working in developing countries, where 90% of the world’s blind live, with the aim of ensuring all have access to quality eye care."
SEE does a great job of vetting and screening ophthalmologists so that the care given is exceptional.  Only Board Certified Ophthalmologists are able to be lead surgeons on their trips.  Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows can attend and pitch in but cannot perform surgery.  This is a great way for YOs to get exposure to the world's blind poor, who desperately need our help!  SEE has a lot of opportunities, especially for fellowship trained ophthalmologists to teach and train ophthalmologists in their home countries.  This is a neat, sustainable way to empower local eye surgeons to better care for their communities.
Personal note:  The late, Dr. Harry Brown, was the energetic, compassionate, visionary behind SEE International. Harry's life touched so many and his legacy lives on through SEE.

 

I just had to post this because it is a really unique, attention getting ophthalmology job listing. 

Granted this style of post won't work for every practice but it is an encouragement to be authentic when you're posting your ophthalmology practice opportunity on the AAO or elsewhere. Kudos to Dr. Evan Wolfe for trying something novel!

 

OPHTHALMOLOGIST to join our way-busy, wicked-fun, utopian, MD/OD practice in suburban Alaska!
Wolf Eye Center, Inc
WASILLA, Alaska

Seriously, we are friggin' awesome (if not entirely utopian or modest), and we need you to join us to absorb the tremendous demand for our amazing patient care experience!

If you are a highly skilled, motivated, and genuinely friendly surgeon (no snobs please), launch a fantastic chapter with us, in our gorgeous, state-of-the-art, free-standing, 12,000 sf eye center with full optical, technical, and administrative support.

Plan on starting with 400 cataracts per year in a sexy new multispecialty ASC (which you should buy into!).

Work with every conceivable type of patient, injury, and medical/surgical eye disease, in close collaboration with me and our two fabulous, eminently capable optometrists.

This is not the boonies. We currently offer Symfony and toric IOLs, iStents, blephs, SLT, PIs, and minor office adventures, but refer most surgical glaucoma, cornea/refractive, retina, peds, and complex plastics. Feel free to add new services and overflow our parking lot! Lots of latitude, minimal attitude. Just saying.

We are spoiled brats, and have every diagnostic/treatment gadget that we want. We work our technicians, scribes, and opticians like rented mules, to make the docs' day easier (somewhat kidding). Our expert full-time IT, HR, and billing heros will keep your productivity maximized. So far we have refused to implement EMR, because they are sucky, and slow us down. There, I said it.

You will make serious Benjamins, with full bennies. We even have our own in-house Krav Maga studio. Weird, huh? Prepare to be amazed, not appalled. We're looking for a long term partner track relationship, with the all the responsibilities that requires, but you'll be treated like royalty.

Wolf Eye Center is strategically located in suburban Wasilla, in the Mat-Su Valley of southcentral Alaska. It's a spectacular setting of natural beauty with endless outdoor recreation possibilities, excellent schools, small town charm, actual cultural events, minimal traffic, no commuting, paltry sales tax, and no state income tax!

Get to know us (at least, what we want you to know) at...

www.wolfeyecenter.com

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www.instagram.com/wolfeyecenter

Please visit www.alaskavisit.com for an intro to our area. It's mostly true! And again, this isn't the edge of the earth. I'm from New Jersey, and I believe we've got pretty much every urban/suburban amenity here. Except decent pizza. It's pretty awful. I have to make it on the grill.

I really look forward to discussing this position with you (and trying to convince you how wonderful winter can be). Please email your situation to me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call the cell (907-232-8046...remember AK is 1 hour earlier than Pacific time).

Best regards,

Evan Wolf, MD PhD

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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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