The Vitreoretinal Surgeon (Ophthalmologist) will provide strong vitreoretinal surgical expertise and expert diabetic eye care for Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center patients.
In addition, this physician will participate in the operations of the Eye Research Clinical Trials program with a goal of maintaining and improving both recruitment and quality participation in clinical research.
Time will be allocated as follows: Clinic 100%
Operates on patients with surgical retinal disease, including but not limited to retinal detachments, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, vitreous hemorrhage, endophthalmitis, etc.
Performs procedures, including intravitreal injections and lasers on patients for indications including but not limited to diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, etc.
Participates in Longwood Medical Area vitreoretinal call and provides emergency care as needed for urgent vitreoretinal cases
Treats patients with diabetic eye disease
Examines patients' eyes to ensure eye health and recommend appropriate treatment and follow-up
Prescribes glasses to correct vision
Provides emergency care and triages ophthalmic care as needed
Interacts in a collegial way with medical staff and colleagues
Educates medical retina fellows about evidence-based management of retinal disease, including supervising seeing patient in clinic and procedures such as intravitreal injections and lasers
Participates in referral development
Works in a collegial fashion with other diabetes health professionals
Participates in the operations of the BEI clinical research program
Participates in clinical research & clinical trials through study participant recruitment
Interacts with research staff, fellows
Our ideal candidate will possess:
Degree in medicine from an accredited school
Residency in Ophthalmology
Minimum 3 years of general ophthalmology experience (including residency)
Minimum 1 year of vitreoretinal surgery experience (including fellowship)
Certified license to practice in Massachusetts
Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within Ophthalmology
Demonstrated leadership skills, ability to interact with peers and staff, fiscal and operational aspects of administrative responsibilities such as ensuring accountability in clinical and scholarly activities, staff development and budget management.
Effective communication skills are needed to share information and influence other investigators and internal/external colleagues as well as to mentor and develop medical staff, fellows and students.
Articulate both verbally and in writing with regard to evidence-based clinical diabetes eye care.
Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
Joslin values diversity and inclusion, and we encourage diversity applicants.
Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the policy of Joslin to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, marital/parental status, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.
Internal Number: R3429-21
About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin Diabetes Center is an internationally recognized diabetes care, research and education institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School and headquartered in Boston, MA. Joslin is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and improving the lives of people with diabetes through its cutting edge basic and clinical research, patient care programs for children and adults, and through programs and publications that improve the care of diabetes worldwide.
Since its founding in 1898, Joslin Diabetes Center has constantly evolved to meet the ever-changing challenges of diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is an institution on the front lines of the world epidemic of diabetes, leading the battle to conquer diabetes in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches to clinical care and education.
Joslin Diabetes Center is the only diabetes institution in the world that goes beyond a single focus. With efforts in these three critical areas, a synergy develops: researchers, clinicians and educators collaborate in ways that produce cutting-edge scientific discovery, unique clinical care models and pioneering educational strategies. Th...is one-of-a-kind framework has an impact on people with diabetes locally, nationally and across the globe.
As the science and practice of medicine continues to evolve, Joslin's core mission endures. Every person at Joslin is dedicated to realizing our vision of a world without diabetes and its complications. We will achieve this vision through a relentless pursuit of our stated mission: To prevent, treat, and cure diabetes.