Ophthalmologist (Clinical Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Medicine)
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Location: Orlando, Florida
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: -
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The University of Central Florida, College of Medicine (UCF-COM) is seeking applications from outstanding board eligible, or board-certified Ophthalmologists to complement an established cataract surgeon in a growing academic Ophthalmology practice at the UCF-COM's faculty practice- UCF health. This is a unique opportunity to grow and diversify an academic Ophthalmology service line at a metropolitan medical school located on the Lake Nona Health Sciences Campus. Applicants need to have demonstrated outstanding clinical practice delivering high quality, value-based, team-based outpatient care, as well as a high level of communication, collaboration, and professionalism. Collaboration with other care providers is an essential component of this position. We value providers who have a growth mindset with demonstrated enthusiasm for teamwork and engaged patient care. Applicants for this non-tenure earning clinical faculty position will be considered at the rank of assistant, associate, or professor of medicine commensurate with training and experience.
As the nation's second largest university, UCF has demonstrated excellence in technology, science, and simulation. The College of Medicine is LCME-accredited and home to 120 medical students per graduating class. The UCF-HCA Consortium residency programs now host over one hundred residents including programs in internal and emergency medicine. The College of Medicine serves as the anchor of a broader biomedical cluster dedicated to innovation in health and wellness known as “Medical City” at Lake Nona, which continues to develop just east of the Orlando International Airport. 500 acres now hold the UCF Health Sciences Campus, Nemours Children's Hospital, the VA Medical Center Orlando, as well as the University of Florida's Orlando Research and Pharmacy campus.
UCF-Health is the clinical faculty practice of UCF-COM. This multi-specialty care practice provides outstanding patient care and creates opportunities for medical education and clinical research. The guiding principles for this practice include patient-centered and collaborative multidisciplinary care, a commitment to evidence-based medicine, measurement of nationally recognized quality metrics and an orientation toward innovation and ever-higher standards of quality care and patient safety.
Candidates must have an M.D., D.O., or equivalent from an accredited medical university. Candidates must be eligible for licensure or licensed to practice in the state of Florida and must be board certified or board eligible in Ophthalmology.
The candidate's scholarly background and experience must be commensurate with the faculty rank for which the application is submitted.
Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with fellowship training in oculoplastics, medical retina, surgical retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and/or uveitis.
Additional Application Materials Required
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload: a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.
NOTE: Please have all three documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Incomplete applications with missing documents cannot be considered.
The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
Retirement savings options.
Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to 'Prospective Employees' on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/)
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Additional Requirements related to Research Positions
Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.
The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.
Department: College of Medicine (COM) - Clinical Science
Work Schedule: Varies
Type of Appointment: Regular
Expected Salary: Negotiable
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.