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Employment opportunities

Employment opportunities

Ophthalmologist – Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Victoria, BC
(posted 7 May 2020)

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) Department of Surgical Services is seeking a fellowship trained surgical retina specialist to join the Division of Ophthalmology to provide services to the community and subspecialist services to the region.

Full-time Ophthalmologist, North Bay Regional Health Centre
(posted 8 April 2020)

The Service of Ophthalmology of the North Bay Regional Health Centre is looking for someone who has a passion for community medicine and is seeking the good life. If you’re ready to spend less time commuting and more time with family enjoying beautiful northern Ontario, this opportunity is for you!

BC/BE Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
(posted 17 March 2020)

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center has a unique opportunity for a BC/BE Vitreoretinal Surgeon to join our busy hospital-employed, well-established multi-specialty Ophthalmology practice with two locations in Bangor, Maine. MORE

BC/BE Ophthalmologist
Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
(posted 17 March 2020)

Preferably with fellowship training in glaucoma. As the only glaucoma specialist north of Portland, this is a unique opportunity as we grow this much-needed service for our region.

Clinician Scientist / Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist
Queen’s University, School of Medicine, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Department of Ophthalmology
(posted 14 February 2020)

Applications are invited for the position of Clinician Scientist in the Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must have a proven background in performing clinical and/or basic science research. MORE

Oculoplastics Specialist/Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist
Queen’s University, School of Medicine, Kingston Health Sciences Centre Department of Ophthalmology
(posted 14 February 2020)

Applications are invited for the position of Oculoplastics Specialist. The incumbent will also be expected to provide comprehensive ophthalmology services to account for approximately 50% of their practice. Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. MORE

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Western Zone
(posted 18 December 2019)

An NSHA-approved opportunity exists for a full-time, patient-oriented team player to join a busy, private, fee-for-service Ophthalmology clinic in the Annapolis Valley and work alongside two other comprehensive ophthalmologists. The office is well established in an ideal location just a few minutes from Hwy 101 in New Minas and serves a population of approximately 110,000 centred on Kings County. MORE

Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist, Trillium Health Partners – Surgery Program
(posted 18 December 2019)

Trillium Health Partners’ Surgery Program is seeking a General Ophthalmologist to be a member of our Division of Ophthalmology especially to support the reduction of Cataract Surgery wait times. The ideal candidate will have FRCS(C) certification in Ophthalmology. In this role the physician would join a dedicated team of fellow Ophthalmologists and work closely with the interprofessional team to support patient/family centered care. MORE

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist immediate opportunity in the Greater Toronto Area
(posted 7 November 2019)

An ophthalmology clinic is seeking a comprehensive ophthalmologist to serve their two clinics in the Greater Toronto Area. Clinics are located in areas that serve a diverse population in terms of ethnicities and age groups.

This is a permanent position and can be full or part-time and comes with surgical privileges for cataract surgery and other ophthalmic surgeries at a private surgical centre. Strong consideration would be given to an applicant who is comfortable managing medical retina patients.

This position is fully resourced with clinical space, diagnostics, a minor procedure room, technician and administrative support.

Applicants should be certified or eligible to be certified for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

If interested, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, or you can also email your interest. International ophthalmologists may also apply. Please email: [email protected]


Locum: Comprehensive Surgical Ophthalmologist, Red Deer, Alberta
(posted 3 June 2020)

Locum opportunity to cover a maternity leave at a surgical ophthalmology practice in Red Deer, Alberta. The length of the locum is negotiable, 8-10 months.

Brand new Ophthalmology practice in a shared specialty clinic. There are two fully equipped exam lanes, a tech room, a testing room with all new equipment including a Zeiss Cirrus OCT 5000, Zeiss IOL master 700, Zeiss Visucam 224, Zeiss ATLAS 9000 and Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer 860. Clinic uses Accuro EMR that is cloud based and can be accessed from home. Three fully trained and friendly staff will be available to the locum, as well as practice management and billing services (if needed).

Surgical privileges will be given at both Innisfail and Red Deer Hospital. The locum will have access to one OR day a week, and two minor procedure days a month. There is access to a YAG and Argon laser.

Compensation is fee-for-service plus call stipends; approximate billing amounts can be discussed in person. Competitive income.  Overhead cost can be discussed in person. The practice already has a large waiting list for both surgical and non-surgical consults. Referral base largely from optometrists and GPs in Central Alberta.

There may be a possibility for this locum position to transition to a permanent position within the practice.

Red Deer is a vibrant city filled with a wide assortment of activities, lush green spaces and unique local culture and art. The city has an extensive trail system that can be used 365 days a year for biking, walking, and cross country skiing. An ideal city for people who enjoy the outdoors, it is a short drive to the mountains including Nordegg, Banff and Jasper national parks. Located half way between Calgary and Edmonton, two international airports are approximately an hour away.

With a population of over 100,000 people, Red Deer is Alberta’s third most populous city. The catchment area for the health zone is over 400,000.

Eligible applicants must:

  •  Hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Ophthalmology by October 2020;
  • Have completed ophthalmology residency (in Canada preferred);
  • Be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta

For questions or more information, please contact [email protected]

Locum Comprehensive Ophthalmology Position, Oshawa
(posted 27 March 2020)

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. MORE

Locum ophthalmologist – visiting specialist – cataract surgery,
Kenora, Ontario

(posted 16 December 2019)

We invite applicants to a visiting specialist cataract surgery opportunity. You will enjoy working with our dynamic and collegial professional staff in our brand new 3-suite OR unit.

Qualifications for the position include:
Independent licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) with Specialty qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, CMPA membership, OHIP billing number & billing privileges.

Ophthalmologist locum opportunity, Western Memorial Regional Hospital
(posted 18 September 2019)

Western Health is currently seeking the services of a Locum Ophthalmologist for Western Memorial Regional Hospital, Corner Brook, Newfoundland – January 20, 2020 to April 29, 2020. The successful applicant will join our current team of 2 Ophthalmologists at the Western Ophthalmology Clinic.

Ophthalmologist locum, clinic, Victoria, B.C.
(posted 18 September 2019)

Centrally located in Victoria, B.C., our clinic has a locum opportunity for an Ophthalmologist. Subspecialty preferred in Oculoplastics but is not an absolute requirement.

Locum is required for mid-October with options of possible Winter 2020 dates.
The office is state of the art, offering EMR as well a small procedure room. Ideal candidate would be involved with in office consulting as well as operating room time at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Eligible candidates are required to hold 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 B.C.

Candidates interested, please contact us at [email protected]


Practice opportunity, southwestern Saskatchewan
(posted 29 May 2020)

Long established practice in Southwestern Saskatchewan. Wide referral base and robust income.

  • Immediate surgical privileges up to 1000 cataracts per year (878 in 2019).
  • Lumera i, Centurion, iStent inject, ExPress, MF and toric IOL’s in hospital day surgery unit.
  • Ambulatory care centre for lid procedures within hospital.
  • Freestanding custom built clinic with 2 lanes, OCT, Humphrey, SLT, YAG, Pentacam, IOL Master, Forum 2 with GPA.
  • Dedicated, long serving staff of certified ophthalmic assistants.

Friendly Southwest Saskatchewan city with low crime, excellent schools and college. Superb recreational facilities including two 18-hole championship golf courses, water sports, hunting and fishing, performing arts centre and casino.

For further information in confidence contact Dr. Malcolm Banks
(306) 774 7924 cell; email [email protected]

Ophthalmology office/practice for sale in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
(posted 7 May 2020)

Fully equipped approximately 4500 square foot wheel-chair accessible office. Two days a week of OR time was used by this very busy cataract practice. Large volume of glaucoma patients followed as well as general ophthalmology patients. YAG and retinal lasers available. Located in a community of nearly 20,000 with a draw area of approximately 100,000.
For more information contact: H. Smith, [email protected] or (306) 621-4658

Ophthalmology equipment FOR SALE
(posted April 7, 2020)

Retiring Ophthalmologist selling a full complete exam lane Ophthalmology equipment in good condition. The equipment has been used for a number of years and is not new but in good working condition. Great for new grads to start practice or for existing physicians to put in a spare exam room or for teaching purposes. Other office supplies are also available such exam stools etc. You must arrange pick up and delivery at your own cost. Best is if you come and look at the equipment to get details. Local candidates would be preferred. Location in Sackville Nova Scotia. To be sold at a reasonable price as physician is looking to clear out ASAP. For more information please email: [email protected] or call 902-435-0755 or 647-920-4885.

Complete exam lane includes:

  • Refractor
  • Slit Lamp
  • Exam Chair
  • Instrument Stand
  • Visual Acuity System
  • Trial Lenses
  • Trial Frame
  • BIO lens
  • Contact and non-contact lenses
  • Ophthalmoscope
  • Retinoscope
  • Transilluminator
  • Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope
  • Exam Stool
  • Color Tests
  • Occluders

FOR SALE: ZEISS IOL MASTER 500 – excellent condition
(posted 19 March 2020)

  • Refractive outcomes you can trust
    Distance independent keratometry, robust and repeatable  measurements, more than 300 optimized lens constants
  • Fast and easy to use
    Well-designed user interface, plausibility checks, less than 60 seconds for both eyes
  • Advanced measurements of challenging eyes
    > 93% cataract penetration rate
    measurement of staphyloma, pseudophakic and silicone-filled eyes, post-LVC formula
  • Precise and efficient markerless toric IOL alignment
    Integral part of ZEISS Cataract Suite, no manual marking steps

Asking $25,000. Reply to [email protected] (Calgary, Alberta)

Equipment for sale in Niagara peninsula
(posted 13 August 2019)

  • Clarion RTVue OCT with anterior segment module less than 2 years old
  • Clarion SLT laser sparingly used
  • IOL Master
  • Zeiss Atlas topographer
  • Auto refractor/ auto K
  • Slit lamp with tonometer
  • 3 exam chairs and stands
  • Miscellaneous items (stools, lenses, office equipment, etc.)

All must be sold and will sell for best offer. Discount available if all sold together. Pick up and delivery at buyers cost.
Please contact: [email protected] or call (905) 401-6347

Established practice + commercial premises in Alberta for sale
(posted July 15, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Yag laser, accredited laser refractive suite, EMR, 6 exam/screening rooms, large GP and optometrist referral base, commercial medically zoned two storey building. Reply to [email protected]

Established office in Thornhill (Vaughan) for sale
(posted June 11, 2019)

Zeiss OCT, Zeiss Humphrey VF, Selecta duet Yag/SLT laser (Clarion), EMR, 4 fully equipped exam rooms, 30 years in practice, large GP and optometrist referral base. Opportunity for expansion into adjacent unoccupied suites to create private OR. Reply to [email protected]

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