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The following postings, placements, and other opportunities are published in the language of submission and do not imply endorsement by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) or its publications.

Employment opportunities
Locums
Practice/equipment
Bursaries/grants


Employment opportunities

Ophthalmologist, Niagara Health
(posted 24 September 2018; deadline 19 October)

The Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology at Niagara Health seeks a highly motivated physician with a passion for providing the highest quality care to join the NH Medical Staff as an Ophthalmologist. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of innovation and for providing exemplary patient care.
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Ophthalmologist, Niagara Health
(posted 24 September 2018; deadline 19 October)

The Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology at Niagara Health seeks a highly motivated physician with a passion for providing the highest quality care to join the NH Medical Staff as an Ophthalmologist. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of innovation and for providing exemplary patient care.
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Ophthalmologist, full-time: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
(posted 24 September 2018)

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

The Eastern Zone is supported by the two regional hospitals and a host of community hospitals and health centres. Specialty services are distributed among the two regional hospitals located in Sydney and Antigonish.

Located on the very Eastern point of Nova Scotia, the Zone boasts the stunning scenery of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park where the road climbs along the edge of Nova Scotia and it is a regular occurrence to hike among moose in their habitat. Enjoy the port city of Sydney and see the World’s Largest Fiddle on the friendly waterfront boardwalk. Cape Breton Island is known for a music scene that has prompted international attention for its deep Celtic and Gaelic roots which carries through to the mainland as the traditions continue just on the other side of the Canso Causeway! As you travel through Guysborough County you will arrive at the town of Antigonish, home the annual Highland Games and St. Francis Xavier University – which includes the Coady Institute for International Development. Just a short drive down the highway you can go back in time at the Sherbrooke Village, a living museum where you can experience a traditional Nova Scotia town during the 1860’s and while in Sherbrooke you can enjoy the picturesque St. Mary’s River – a must see for nature lovers!

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is currently seeking a full time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist to provide surgical and clinical care – the position will be based in Cape Breton.

These individual would be an autonomous, patient oriented, team player. Sub-specialty training and experience would be a welcome asset.

The OR has a new Zeiss microscope with Callisto Eye system for Premium IOLs, an Alcon phaco machine and an outstanding surgical support staff. There is one full day per week of OR time available for local procedures. The ambulatory care centre has Zeiss Cirrus OCT, fluoroscein angiography, Argon and YAG lasers as well as excellent clinic support staff including a COMT and nursing. One day per week is available for injections, lasers and minor procedures. Orthoptic services are available locally.

The Ophthalmologist should be certified or eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia. Support is available for site visits and relocation.

More about living and working in Cape Breton

Interested candidates may submit a copy of their CV to:

Lisa Hardy
Physician Recruitment Consultant
lisa.hardy2@nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-567-7797


Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Winnipeg
(posted 13 September 2018)

The University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are seeking a qualified full-time ophthalmologist with a minimum of 12 months of fellowship training in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus to practice in an academic and clinical setting. The successful candidate would join an active and vibrant department of Ophthalmologists with a wide range of subspecialty training.
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Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Alberta
(posted 29 August 2018)

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, invites applications for a contingent tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. We seek an outstanding Clinician Investigator who would be committed to the vision of the Department which is to lead patient-centered eye care through integrated service, education and research.
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Comprehensive Ophthalmology or Medical Retina, Simcoe ON
(posted 20 August 2018)

Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology is recruiting a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist or Medical Retina specialist to provide clinical and surgical care in our community.

NGH will provide OR time for cataract surgery as well as access to a minor procedure room with nursing staff, as well as a YAG/SLT and Argon lasers.

Office space will be made available in a fully equipped office with YAG/SLT/diode lasers, VF, OCT, Lenstar, A-scan, AR/AK and fundus photography. The candidate will be expected to take over an existing practice and share office space with another Ophthalmologist. The compensation will be a fee-for-service split.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please forward your CV and cover letter to Carolynn Beam, Physician Liaison cbeam@ngh.on.ca and Dr. Robin Bruen, Ophthalmologist rpjbruen@gmail.com.


Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
(posted 18 May 2018)

The Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow is a regional hospital providing a full range of health services. One of its two ophthalmologists is retiring at the end of 2018 and is looking for someone to take over his practice. MORE


Locums

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.


Surgical Retina and General Ophthalmology locum, Corner Brook, Newfoundland
(posted 31 July 2018)
1 year Surgical Retina and General Ophthalmology locum available with flexible start date and duration in Beautiful Corner Brook Newfoundland. Potential for full time position for the right candidate. 1 day per week OR time (Tuesday) plus additional OR days as they come available and access to after hours surgery for emergency cases. Clinic days are based out of the fully equipped Western Health Eye Care Centre. Equipment includes digital fluorescein angiography, OCT/OCT angiography, new Humphrey visual field analyzer, IOL master 700, corneal topography, a-scan, b-scan, yag laser, SLT laser, argon laser, two fully equipped lanes for locum position with EMR, slit lamp cameras and haag streit slitlamps.

We are a very well rounded group with subspecialty training in medical and surgical retina, general opththalmology, advanced anterior segment surgery, glaucoma, and oculo-plastics. There is an Orthoptist on staff full-time that covers all orthoptics as well as the ophthalmic photography, Ivfa, oct etc. We also have a pediatric ophthalmologist who does outreach clinics in the area multiple times per year.

I will continue to work on a limited basis during the locum and be available for consultation/collaboration for complicated surgical retina cases as needed.

General Ophthalmology call will be shared among the group of four ophthalmologists.

Eligible candidates will be a, or be eligible for, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in ophthalmology and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador.

For more details please contact Dr. Justin French at justin@cbeyecare.com


Surgical Ophthalmology Loccum – Winter 2019, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island
(posted 16 July 2018)
Come and enjoy a winter on beautiful Southern Vancouver Island! I am offering a loccum opportunity for a surgical (or medical) ophthalmologist January-March 2019. 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 loccum into shorter time blocks if desired and I would consider the use of our home to make it easier for your stay.

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


Ophthalmologist Locum: Courtenay, Vancouver Island
(posted 20 June 2018)
A private clinic in Courtney, BC has a locum opportunity for an ophthalmologist. This locum includes full-time consulting four days a week and one day OR time per week as well as on call rota one out of four weeks. The office offers state of the art equipment, three examining lanes, EMR as well as YAG/SLT laser. MORE


Locum – Surgical ophthalmologist – Prince George, BC
(posted 28 May 2018)
The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an ophthalmologist for a 6 month locum with potential for a permanent position. The start date would be August 1st, 2018. This is a surgical locum with cataract surgery being done at a private surgical centre (under public funding). There are also be hospital privileges assigned which offers an ambulatory care area, minor treatment room and therapeutic lasers, as well as after hours emergency cases. This is essentially a comprehensive position, however subspecialty training may be beneficial.

Prince George is BC’s northern capital and has a population of ~80,000 with a catchment area of over 200,000. There is a regional international airport offering a short 1 hour flight to Vancouver and direct flights to various other destinations. For the outdoor enthusiast the area offers limitless activities including golfing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, skiing and ATVing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia and the College of New Caledonia, both offering great educational opportunities. We are also lucky to have the Northern Medical Program which graduates 32 medical students and trains several residents a year.

Applicants should be certified or eligible to be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Applicants should have Canadian Citizenship.

Applicants can submit their CV by email to Dr. Andrew Lukaris at alukaris@yahoo.co.uk.


 

Medical Ophthalmology Locum in Beautiful Victoria BC at VICTORIA EYE
(posted 26 January 2018)
Please come and join our group of ophthalmologists and live in one of the most popular cities in Canada. We welcome part time or full time medical ophthalmology colleagues to locum at our busy practice. Competitive overhead. State of the art technology. Come and enjoy seeing thankful patients and leave all the planning to us.

Please contact us at 250.598-5665 extension#6 or email us at executive@victoriaeye.com

Applicants must have current Canadian licensure and currently be practising ophthalmology in Canada.


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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