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Employment opportunities

Two full-time Ophthalmologists, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
(posted 14 February 2019)

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is currently recruiting 2 full-time Ophthalmologists to join our existing team of 2 full-time ophthalmologists with full spectrum practices and 1 community ophthalmologist who assists in non-operative on-call coverage. The preferred candidates will have certification in Ophthalmology and be licensed or eligible for a license to practice in Ontario with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. MORE


Comprehensive/General Ophthalmologist, Prism Eye Institute, Toronto
(posted 31 January 2019)

We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic ophthalmologist to join a leading edge group practice in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). We are a growing, full-scope vision care practice with an open opportunity for a Comprehensive/General Ophthalmologist with operating room access for cataract and IOL surgery.

Practice alongside a great team of doctors in a very collegial, open and professional environment. We seek a progressive Ophthalmologist with a long-term view and a patients-first approach to care. Though you will have a home/main clinic, you will have flexible days and hours that may be split between our other offices in the GTA.
Candidates must be Canadian citizens and hold valid CPSO certification.

Our facility is well-appointed with some of the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, full scope of laser technologies, and other equipment. You’ll have unique learning and practice opportunities with exposure to complex eye diseases and novel treatments.

Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter to:
gta.ophthalmologist@gmail.com. We are committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please notify us.


Ophthalmologist, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener
(posted 29 January 2019)

Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are jointly recruiting for one full time Ophthalmologist to fill an upcoming vacancy in the spring 2019 in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The hospitals are seeking an Ophthalmologist who will work with the other eight local ophthalmologists, to provide specialized medical and surgical care for patients presenting with a wide range of ocular and visual disorders. In addition, the Ophthalmology Program provides regional on-call coverage, which includes Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. MORE


Ophthalmologist, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
(posted 29 January 2019)

The Island Health Division of Ophthalmology has a position for a general ophthalmologist to join three others at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital starting July 15, 2019. Eligible candidates will hold, or be eligible for, full FRCSC in ophthalmic surgery and full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. Sub-specialty training would be an asset. On-call responsibility is one in six as it is shared with ophthalmologists in nearby Duncan. MORE


Ophthalmologist, Grande Prairie, Alberta
(posted 29 January 2019; closing date 30 June 2019)

Alberta Health Services – North Zone, Grande Prairie, is seeking a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist and Skilled Surgeon, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, treatment of Diabetic Maculopathy and Age-related Macular Degeneration with Intravitreal Anti-VEGF injections and Uveitic syndromes. The new Ophthalmologist will have Queen Elizabeth II Regional Hospital privileges, and the position will include hospital call.

Full job description and application
Inquiries and application to: Susan Smith, Physician Resource Planner


General Ophthalmologist, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland
(posted 23 January 2019)

Eastern Health is currently recruiting an Ophthalmologist within the Surgery Program. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this position is fee-for-service and will encompass a full day of OR time per week under local anesthetic and the option to acquire general anesthetic time when available. Call will be shared equitably amongst the group which is currently 6 Ophthalmologists. Locum terms may be available. MORE


Glaucoma Sub-Specialist/General Ophthalmologist, Eastern Health, St. John’s, Newfoundland
(posted 23 January 2019)

Eastern Health is currently recruiting an Ophthalmologist within the Surgery Program. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, this position is fee-for-service and will encompass a full day of OR time per week under local anesthetic and the option to acquire general anesthetic time when available. Call will be shared equitably amongst the group which is currently 6 Ophthalmologists. Locum terms may be available. MORE


Associate Medical Director/Refractive Surgeon (Refractive Laser & RLE), Ottawa, Ontario
(posted 7 January 2019)

Focus Eye Centre Inc., a private refractive centre, has an opportunity for an Associate Medical Director / Refractive Surgeon in Ottawa, working Part-Time and/or leading to Full-Time. The position includes surgical privileges for Laser Vision Correction and private RLE surgery performed at a CPSO Level II-accredited surgical suite.

Focus Eye Centre, a high-volume centre established in 1992, is a leader in Laser Vision Correction and Refractive Lens Exchange in Eastern Ontario.

Additional benefits of Focus Eye Centre:

  • All medical and surgical services delivered in-house
  • Experienced Laser and Surgical Team
  • RLE performed with an Anesthetist
  • Multiple exam lanes
  • Flexible OR hours
  • ODs and COMTs on site to assist with Patient Care
  • ISO certified clinic
  • Affiliate Centres in Kingston, Calgary, and Kelowna

Please forward your CV and cover letter to Mr. Kevin Chadwick, Director: chadwick@focuseye.com


Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Prince George, BC
(posted 19 October 2018)

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist for a permanent position. The position includes surgical privileges with cataract surgery done at a private surgical centre (under public funding) and hospital OR privileges for other procedures. There is also access to an ambulatory care area, minor treatment room and therapeutic lasers. This is a comprehensive position, however subspecialty training would be beneficial. Willingness to see children and manage strabismus would be highly regarded.
MORE


Ophthalmologists, Mississauga and Vaughan, Ontario
(posted 13 October 2018)

OCC Eyecare is looking for Ophthalmologists to join our busy and growing practice. Join a high volume multi-specialty practice with on-site operation rooms.

Education, training & experience required: licensed in Ontario, start immediately

Benefits of working at OCC Eyecare

  • Largest independent ophthalmology centre in Ontario
  • Two locations in Mississauga and Vaughan
  • Medical and surgical services in-house
  • Successful organization that has been in operation for more than a decade
  • Professional management team
  • Access to OR time with multiple suites
  • Multiple exam lanes with full staff compliment
  • Independent research facility
  • State-of-the-art equipment

Please forward your CV and cover letter to Shashiv Singh, Vice President of Operations at shashiv@occeyecare.ca

OCC Eyecare Mississauga
1880 Sismet Rd., Mississauga ON L4W 1W9

OCC Eyecare Vaughan
2630 Rutherford Rd #105, Vaughan, ON L4K 0H2


Full-Time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
(posted 1 October 2018)

Cornwall Hospital is seeking a new graduate ophthalmologist who has an Ontario license and has been certified by the Royal College of Canada within the last seven years. The full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist will provide local access to general medical and surgical eye care services, including pediatric eye care to our community. They will be expected to assist with ophthalmic consultations, provide emergency services and meet the on-call requirement of the Cornwall Hospital.

The recruit is expected to open an office in Cornwall. They will have the opportunity to join an established state-of-the-art eye care centre with a laser and minor surgical suite.

Cornwall Hospital has a new OR suite fully equipped for high volume cataract surgery. The new graduate ophthalmologist will be given regular OR time and will start with a volume of 200 cataract surgeries per year.

Cornwall is situated in Eastern Ontario on the St. Lawrence River one hour west of Montreal and one-hour Southeast of Ottawa. We have a bridge link to the US. The area is within easy reach of skiing and the river offers a variety of great sailing and water recreational activity. We serve a community of 100,000 and property costs are well below those of more urban areas such as Ottawa or Toronto. You can visit the Choose Cornwall website for more information about the area.

Interested applicants may forward their curriculum vitae to:
Joy Cella
Administrative Support Specialist/Physician Recruiter
840 McConnell Avenue
Cornwall ON K6H 5S5
613-938-4240, x3524
613-938-5374 FAX


Locums

Locum for a glaucoma subspecialty practice, Centre Universitaire d’Ophtalmologie, Québec
(posted 1 February 2019)

The Centre Universitaire d’Ophtalmologie (CUO) at Saint Sacrement Hospital in Québec City is searching for a 1 year locum for a glaucoma subspecialty practice starting July 1st, 2019. There is a possibility of a full time position becoming available following the locum.

The CUO, affiliated with Laval University, hosts more than 28 different ophthalmologists, including specialists from every subspecialty.

Eligible candidates will hold, or be eligible for, FRCSC in ophthalmology, sub-specialty training in glaucoma and have an interest in participating in academic responsibilities within the department. They would join a group of at least 3 other glaucoma specialists working together in a hospital setting. Ability to work in french is essential.

The current position includes the following privileges and responsibilities in the hospital:

  • 2-3 outpatient clinic days per week
  • Minimum 4 operating room days per month for glaucoma and cataract cases
  • Access to general anesthesia as needed for special cases
  • 1 day of ophthalmology emergency room coverage per month (8 am-5 pm)
  • 1 week of on-call per trimester
  • Clinical and surgical teaching for medical students and ophthalmology residents
  • Collaboration with at least 3 other glaucoma specialists to provide essential glaucoma service to the large catchment area

Please contact the glaucoma service director Dr. Béatrice Des Marchais


Locum Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
(posted 17 January 2019)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a qualified comprehensive ophthalmologist. The full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist will provide general medical and surgical eye care services including cataract surgery. They will also join a large on-call roster as required by the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The successful candidate will be provided regular OR time and will have access to lasers and a surgical suite. The position is open from March 31, 2019 until June 30, 2020. The successful candidate may be invited to apply for GFT appointment for a permanent academic appointment. MORE


Locum Comprehensive/Glaucoma Ophthalmologist
(posted 17 January 2019)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a qualified comprehensive ophthalmologist with special interest in treating glaucoma. The full-time comprehensive ophthalmologist will provide general medical and surgical eye care services within a busy glaucoma service. They will also join a large on-call roster as required by the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The successful candidate will be provided regular OR time. The position is open from March 31, 2019 until June 30, 2020. The successful candidate may be invited to apply for GFT appointment for a permanent academic appointment. MORE


Locum Ophthalmology Position (1 year term)
(posted 11 January 2019)

LEARNING. LEADERSHIP. LIFESTYLE. It’s all right here.
Lakeridge Health, one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2016), has everything you seek – in your career and beyond. As one of Ontario’s largest hospital networks and the dedicated cancer centre for the Central East LHIN, we foster a culture that promotes career advancement, learning opportunities and great quality of life. Through our five hospital sites, in Ajax-Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry, and Whitby we provide a broad range of healthcare services to a diverse population, with a focus on achieving excellence – every moment, every day.

Become part of a busy Ophthalmology team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, providing medical ophthalmology, glaucoma care, ROP screening examinations, cataract surgery, access to SLT and Yag Laser clinics. You will also provide on-call services on a rotating basis, at each of the Lakeridge Health hospitals. A fully equipped laser clinic and cataract suite is located at our Bowmanville hospital, where all surgical and laser procedures are carried out.
This full-time practice opportunity, with an expected start date of January 1, 2019, offers an elective surgical practice in Oshawa within 60 minutes of downtown Toronto.

We are part of a five-site organization, in association with the Durham Regional Cancer Centre. Remuneration will be based on the OHIP fee-for-service, with a HOCC on-call stipend. Applicants must have certification in Ophthalmology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario.

For more information or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Medical Affairs Office, Lakeridge Health Attention: Dr. Natalia Baziuk. Tel: (905) 576-8711 x3720. Fax: (905) 721-4784. Email: mdcv@lakeridgehealth.on.ca

LH will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Medical Affairs Office.


Surgical Locum
(posted 4 January 2019)
Wanted: surgical locum for comprehensive practice in Victoria BC, July, August, and September 2019. Busy office, great staff and technician. Fully equipped (IOLmaster, topography, OCT, SLT/YAG tango, Humphrey field analyzer, fundus camera etc). Three months preferred, partial dates considered. Please forward CV to eyespy@shaw.ca.


Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Kingston
(posted 6 November 2018)
For immediate occupancy: Comprehensive Ophthalmologist urgently needed in Kingston, Ontario, to take over busy community-based practice due to an injury in the principle physician. All diagnostics and therapeutics available on site, 5 lanes, 3-4 technicians, including femtosecond laser cataract surgery suite, minor procedure suite, Argon, YAG, SLT, Lipiflow, PIXL, OCT, HRT3, FDT and HVF perimetry. Medical retina including intravitreal injections on site. Practice is fully booked for 6 months ahead with no doctor available. No on-call responsibilities. Applicants may be able to apply for a permanent position in the event of future openings. Length of locum – undetermined at this time, minimum 3 months. Please contact smallman@kingstoneyeinstitute.com or fax 613 546-4060


Surgical/Medical Ophthalmology Locum – Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island – Winter 2019
(posted 24 September 2018)
3-month surgical (or medical) locum opportunity available January-March 2019 on beautiful southern Vancouver Island. This is a busy comprehensive ophthalmology practice in the Cowichan Valley. The office is well equipped with a full complement of diagnostics and lasers. Surgical services are provided at Cowichan District Hospital with one day of OR time per week (anterior segment surgery) and an on-call rotation for the central island shared by colleagues in Nanaimo and Duncan.

It is possible to break this locum into shorter time blocks if desired and I would consider the use of our home to make it easier for your stay.

Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

If interested and wishing further information, please send an email or give me a call – Karen Hoar khoar@me.com, 250-415-7588.


Practice/equipment

Practice available
Ottawa, Ontario
(posted May 24, 2018)

Solo ophthalmology practice available in desirable area of downtown Ottawa. Large stable patient base, currently focused on anterior segment disease. Attractive unit on ground floor of main street. Three exam lanes with room for fourth. Major diagnostic equipment new or almost new. Please reply with CV to : eye2eye@rogers.com


Practice wanted
Vancouver or the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley
(posted Apr 23, 2018)

We are interested in purchasing an established ophthalmology clinic in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland or Fraser Valley. If you are in a scenario where you are thinking about working part time, nearing retirement and/or have been considering selling your clinic, please send us an email: ophthalmology604@gmail.com

We will need some general information about your practice (location, square footage, # exam rooms, how long it has been in operation, EMR file system, number of active patient charts, most recent 3 years financials, and how long you were willing to transition practice).

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.


Practice for Sale
Grande Prairie, Alberta
(posted Apr 17, 2018)

This is a well-established, fee-for-service, comprehensive ophthalmology practice within an accredited Non-Hospital Surgical Facility (NHSF). The NHSF serves a city of 80,000 people, with a catchment area/population of over 300,000 people.

This practice and NHSF offer the full scope of general ophthalmology services, including Cataract surgery, Anti-VEGF treatments, SLT, Corneal crosslinking, surface/dry eye clinics (including Lipiflow) and also refractive surgery. Ample operating time are available in a dedicated eye care facility. The facility has a vast array of diagnostic equipment, 2 modern surgical suites equipped with Zeiss Lumera 700 ceiling-mounted microscopes and Centurion Phacoemulsification units. 1,000 Cataract procedures are performed each year at this NHSF. Above-average revenue can be expected. There is a significant opportunity for expansion of private surgical services.

Existing sub-specialties in the region include pediatric, refractive and medical retina services. The practice currently hosts two full-time and one part-time Associates. Call expectations are 1:4.

Grande Prairie is the largest city in Northern Alberta, with exceptional access to outdoor recreational activities, including golf, hunting, hiking, ATV activities and fishing at your doorstep. High-quality local public and French immersion schools and educational facilities are available. Grande Prairie hosts a regional airport, and our tertiary care centre, Edmonton, is only 400km away.
Required qualifications include eligibility for licensure in Alberta/CPSA, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification (FRCSC) and CMPA membership.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a CV and 2 letters of reference to:

Daniel Senekal
10115-99 Avenue
Grande Prairie AB T8V 0S1
dsenekal@gpeye.ca


Practice Opportunity
Kelowna, BC
(posted Mar 31, 2017)
This is a well-established fee-for-service oculoplastic practice in a regional tertiary care centre with no other oculoplastic surgeon within 400 km. Required qualifications include B.C. licensure, CMPA coverage, Canadian ophthalmology specialty certification (FRCSC) and Oculoplastic Fellowship. The practice is currently focused on treatment of functional disorders in a new public facility providing ample operating time and diagnostic services in a dedicated eye centre. The private office is also fully equipped with diagnostic and surgical suites. There is a significant opportunity for expansion into private cosmetic service. The region’s medical school also offers a teaching position. Existing sub-specialties include anterior segment, pediatric and retina services.

Kelowna is the centre of western Canada’s wine district with exceptional access to all outdoor recreational activities: sun, water, snow, golf, hunting, fishing at your doorstep. High-quality public and private educational facilities abound. A vibrant affluent retirement community provides ample work. The big-city excitement of Vancouver is near enough and far enough away.

Qualified applicants are asked to submit a CV and letters of reference to:

F. Thériault, MD
3330 Richter Street
Kelowna BC Canada V1W 4V5
jfatheriault@outlook.com


Bursaries/grants

Call for grant proposals to National Glaucoma Research (NGR), a program of BrightFocus Foundation

Applications for 2019 awards are due on November 9, 2018. BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research with relevance to the prevention and treatment of glaucoma.

The maximum award value of the NGR Standard Award is US $200,000, payable over two years.

Preference is given to exciting, cutting-edge type projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to junior investigators or to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

For application instructions and information about our programs, please visit our website at https://www.brightfocus.org/grants/apply-for-grant



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