Ophthalmology Physician Specialist Surgery

The physician specialist Ophthalmologist provides key support to the ophthalmology clinic and training program at OVMC and also supports OVMC’s role in the DHS vision and organization of eye care services. The OVMC Ophthalmology physician specialist is responsible for carrying out this shared vision by participating in practice transformation principles for the OVMC Eye Clinic, working in concert with the Chief of Ophthalmology, OVMC leadership, and the DHS Director of Ophthalmology and Eye Care Services. The Ophthalmology physician specialist will engage in eye care processes in the areas of patient access, data analytics, clinical care delivery, quality improvement, and utilization management supporting existing expected practices and policies. The OVMC Ophthalmology physician specialist will also provide excellent direct surgical and clinical care in Ophthalmology as well as supervising housestaff providing clinical care, while modeling appropriate team-based care and communication to other providers and ancillary employees. A key area of focus will be helping to develop and support processes to coordinate care between inpatient, emergency department/urgent care, and outpatient areas and to help develop and implement protocols to effect seamless transfer of patient care when appropriate. 

The Ophthalmology physician specialist will be expected to maintain involvement in the development of ORCHID to accommodate ophthalmology best practices.  The Ophthalmology physician specialist should be data driven and develop good working knowledge of reporting capabilities to participate in quality improvement in the ophthalmology program.

This Ophthalmology physician specialist position will play a key role in directing patient care in the OVMC Eye clinic, providing oversight of housestaff and ambulatory ophthalmology for OVMC. The physician specialist will monitor subspecialty need and assist the Chief of Ophthalmology in template re-design to meet existing and anticipated need. The Ophthalmology physician specialist will work collaboratively with all OVMC ophthalmology clinicians (trainees and attendings) and support staff to ensure that quality and operational goals are achieved. Duties will include direct and supervisory patient care, including eConsult review, clinic visits, procedures, and surgeries. The Ophthalmology Physician Specialist will provide a minimum of 90 percent clinical duties.

OVMC Non-Clinical Activities: 

  • Works directly with OVMC Leadership, Chief of Ophthalmology, and DHS Director of Eye Care to provide recommendations for eye care delivery, operations, and quality initiatives.
  • Performs periodic need assessments in Ophthalmology/Optometry and reviews findings with OVMC Eye Clinic Chief and Ambulatory Care Director, participating in template re-design to address each need as indicated in partnership with OVMC clinic leadership.
  • Oversees of training and performance of housestaff.
  • Provides provider, nursing, and ancillary staff education and training as necessary to support clinical operations.
  • Actively participates in assigned OVMC or DHS committees/workgroups as necessary.
  • Effectively represents the unique interests and perspective of OVMC at DHS committees/workgroups. Reports relevant activities and updates to OVMC/clinic leadership.

Clinical Care Duties: 

  • Provides direct diagnostic and therapeutic clinical care to patients in Ophthalmology, which may include eConsult reviews, outpatient visits, inpatient consultations, procedures, and surgeries as indicated. With a home base at OVMC, may provide periodic clinical services at other DHS facilities depending on the specific needs of the system.
  • Orders and reviews diagnostic testing including lab tests and radiographic studies as needed
  • Completes patient-care activities such as communication with patients and/or nursing staff to achieve treatment goals, engages in necessary written communication, and completes other required patient care EHR documentation or forms
  • Assist in coordination of care transitions between the outpatient and inpatient settings, emergency department, urgent care, and other DHS facilities
  • Reviews all assigned Eye e-consult cases, responds to requesting providers in a timely manner and in accordance with DHS Expected Practices.
  • Performs other patient care related duties as assigned by the supervisor, which are in compliance with DHS and OVMC policies and procedures.

Completion of a residency approved by an American Board of Ophthalmology 

Preferred:  Board Certified in Ophthalmology

Non-restriction California State Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate authorized by the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of California.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or other employees.


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Job CategoryOphthalmology

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Physician Specialist (Non-Megaflex)