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Vision Rehabilitation, Pediatric Optometry and Neuro Optometry

Basic Information

Category Title: Vision Rehabilitation
Program Area of Emphasis: Pediatric Optometry, Neuro-Optometry
Program Site: Northwest Eye Care Professionals
Program Location: Private Clinic
Program Address: 15259 SE 82nd Drive #101

Clackamas, Oregon 97105
Phone Number: 503-657-0321 ext. 5
Fax Number: 503-657-7066
Email: Residency@doctorbruce.net
Affiliation: Pacific University, College of Optometry
Director of Residency Education:

Michela Kenning, OD, FAAO


Program Application Deadline: January 31
Program URL: http://www.pacificu.edu/future-graduate-professional/colleges/college-optometry/residency-programs/oregon-vision-therapy-%E2%80%94-rehabilitation-pediatric-eye-care

Program Description

Date Program Established: 09/01/2014
Accreditation Status: Accredited

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Combined Residency/Graduate Program: No
Program Mission Statement:

The Vision Rehabilitation | Pediatric Optometry and Neuro Optometry Residency Program at Northwest Eye Care Professionals provides qualified graduate optometrists with advanced clinical experience in the management and treatment of vision disorders. The resident will engage in both modeling and direct patient contact including cases in amblyopia|strabismus, acquired brain injury, developmental delays and vision related learning difficulties. Graduate optometrists will play a key role in implementing a unique community based program that will screen and determine treatment for children with vision and complex medical needs. These experiences will facilitate the resident's development into an exceptional clinician offering specialized skills in optometric care for vision rehabilitation patients and persons with binocular and developmental vision impairment.


Program Description:

Goal 1: Enhance the resident's examination skills in vision rehabilitation.



Goal 2: Strengthen the resident's expertise in the diagnosis and management of problems in binocular vision, perceptual vision and vision rehabilitation.



Goal 3: Expand the resident's knowledge in managing patients with acquired brain injury and developmental delays.



Goal 4: Expand the resident's knowledge of binocular and perceptual vision problems.



Goal 5: Develop the resident's communication skills that are required for successful provision of services in vision rehabilitation.



Goal 6: Develop the resident's understanding of the business and accounting aspects of successful management of a practice devoted to children, rehabilitation, and vision therapy.



Goal 7: Develop the resident's skill in presenting topics to fellow professionals.



Goal 8: Instill in the resident an appreciation of the importance of scholarly activity.



Goal 9: Recognize the importance of coordinating care with outside multi-disciplinary providers


Program Length: 53-56 weeks
Number of Positions Available in Program: 2
Program Starting Date: July 1
Typical Weekly Hours and After-Hours Responsibilities:

Sample Week in the Life of a Resident



Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with one day off during the week)


Requirements for Completion:

In order to successfully complete the residency and receive a residency certificate, the resident will: * Attend and document all assigned clinical, scholarly and didactic activities. * Complete the residency paper, meet all interim deadlines, and give a presentation at the Northwest Optometric Residents Conference at Pacific University. * Achieve at least an average of level 3.0 (1=lowest, 5=highest) on the 10 areas rated in the Clinical Performance and Case Management Skills sections on all Resident Evaluation by Faculty Forms, or successfully complete a remediation program. For "below average" evaluations (1 or 2) in other areas, improve performance to the satisfaction of the Residency Program Coordinator and the Director of Residency Programs. * Complete all assigned evaluations of the program and faculty. Once these and all other published requirements for completion have been met, the resident will receive a Certificate of Completion. This requires recommendation by the Residency Coordinator, and review by the Director of Residency Programs. The certificate contains the Pacific University seal, and is signed by the Dean and Director of Residency Programs.


Program Salary/Stipend: $45,000 - not contingent upon productivity of the resident
Program Benefits and Liability Coverage: Health Coverage

Professional Liability Insurance

Vacation

Paid Sick Leave

Other:
Completion Certificate: Yes
VA Hospital Affiliation: No

Key Contacts

Program Coordinator, Coordinator Title: Bruce Wojciechowski, Residency Program Coordinator
Telephone: 503-657-0321 ext. 5
Fax: 503-657-7066
E-mail Address: Residency@doctorbruce.net
Program Co-Coordinator, Co-Coordinator Title: Macson Lee, Residency Program Coordinator
Telephone: 503-214-1396
Fax: 503-469-0766
E-mail Address: drmax@doctorbruce.net

Application Information

Application Materials and Procedures:

1. Contact the residency program coordinator and be available for a personal interview



2. Candidates must apply to this residency program through the Optometry Residency Match (ORMatch) online at www.natmatch.com/ormatch.  Application deadline is January 31.



3. Furnish official transcripts of all optometric and graduate education.



4. Furnish official NBEO scores.



5. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the candidate's clinical and academic performance.



6. Candidates must provide a brief essay stating reasons for applying to this program.



 



For more information please contact:



Bruce Wojciechowski, OD, FCOVD



NW Eye Care Professionals



15259 SE 82nd Drive #101



Clackamas, OR 97105



Residency@doctorbruce.net 



503-657-0321 ext. 5 | 503-657-7066 (fax)



 



Macson Lee, OD, FCOVD



10970 SW Barnes Rd



Beaverton, OR 97225



PH: (503) 214-1396 FX: (503) 469-0766



drmax@doctorbruce.net


Selection Procedure and Admission Criteria:

1. Candidate must earn the degree of Doctor of Optometry from a school or college of optometry accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education.



2. Candidate must pass all three parts of the NBEO and attain Oregon State Licensure prior to the starting date of the residency program. Obtaining a Washington State Licensure is also recommended, but not required.



3. Northwest Eye Care Professionals affirms that all candidates will be evaluated without regard to sex, race, color, creed, national origin, or non-disqualifying physical disabilities.


Program Application Deadline: January 31

Additional Comments

Northwest Eye Care Professionals has Oregon offices in  Beaverton, Clackamas, Hillsboro, Oregon and an office in Vancouver, Washington.