Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more!
Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a highly skilled and highly motivated Optometrist to join our comprehensive eye care team. Virginia Mason is a healthcare leader in Seattle and offers patients a comprehensive group practice eye care service available in five different locations. You will have the benefit of working in a large, diverse group practice in a regional clinic setting that attracts patients from all over the Pacific Northwest. There will be no shortage of challenging and interesting patient experiences.
Optometrists at Virginia Mason are experts in providing primary vision care including comprehensive vision testing, diagnostics, emergency care, and disease management. Our Ophthalmologists are always available for consultation and referrals. In fact, their primary referral source will be you! This is a full-time position located in our Regional Medical Center in Issaquah, although possible additional locations may be considered.
You will be joining a strong team of eye care professionals which includes 7 Optometrists who are dedicated to learning and growing. Several of our team members were recently named Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine. We have a team of 40 technicians and support staff across the organization who are highly skilled through continuous training options. You will also work alongside 9 Ophthalmologists working in a wide range of subspecialties including retina, cornea, glaucoma, pediatric/adult strabismus, and dry eye.
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, was recognized among the Best Hospitals in Washington state by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level. You will contribute to the strength of our Team Medicine approach to collaborative medicine and benefit from the changes enacted through our Virginia Mason Production System, a model that has transformed health care by providing patients with easier access to care, reducing errors, and continuously innovating patient safety and quality that has been adopted by other organizations here and abroad. Join us, and find out how many ways Virginia Mason offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health We commit to fostering an equitable, diverse, and intentionally inclusive environment. We strive for all to feel valued, respected and that they belong. Our unique life experiences and backgrounds make our patient care extraordinary. Our diversity fuels our culture of innovation and transformative health care. Our differences are our strengths and inspire a promising future.
While you’re busy caring for your patients, we’ll take care of you and your family with benefits that include:
Medical/dental/vision insurance plans
Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
Relocation assistance, if eligible.
Employer paid life insurance
Short and long term disability programs
As a non-profit; VMFH is eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Bright Horizons programs; support for children, pets, dependent adults and household needs
Mental health and well-being programs
We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Graduate of accredited school of Optometry
Residency training preferred
3+ years’ experience working in a group practice preferred. Preferably with Ophthalmologists and exposure to medically complex patient population
Ability to obtain a professional optometrist license in the state of Washington required
NBEO, The National Board of Examiners of Optometry, required.
Ability to obtain a DEA with full prescriptive authority needed for specific practice
Current Basic Life Support certification
Excellent computer skills highly preferred. Familiarity with eye care software preferred.
Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new procedures, processes and policies
Ability to thrive in a busy group practice
Strong organizational skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Flexible with busy, urgent practice needs
Proficiency in general contact lens fittings, including RGP's, highly preferred
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