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Employment opportunities

Ophthalmologists – Prince George, BC

(posted March 28, 2023)

Northern Health is seeking a comprehensive Ophthalmologist in Prince George; British Columbia’s Northern Capital! Join as a permanent member of the department or choose to locum at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UHNBC). Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for Northern BC. The UHNBC group serves a rural population of 400,000 people over an area of 600,000 square kilometers.

Prince George offers:
• Affordable housing & short commutes
• The best of both urban & rural living
• Top tier education & athletics
• Outstanding recreational opportunities

The position includes surgical privileges with cataract surgery done at a private surgical center (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  trabismus would be highly regarded.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

2 Ophthalmologists – Newfoundland Health Authority

(posted March 27, 2023)

The Division of Ophthalmology, in conjunction with the Department of Surgery for the Newfoundland Health Authority, is seeking 2 ophthalmologists to join our team in beautiful St. John’s, NL.

One day per week of local anesthetic operating time at Health Sciences Centre is allocated per ophthalmologist, with more time available in publicly funded private operating rooms for cataract surgeries. One half day per week is allocated in the HSC Eye Clinic for minor procedures, lasers, and injections. Call is shared equally amongst all division members. While sub-specialty expertise in cornea or glaucoma would be an asset, any comprehensive ophthalmologist or other sub-specialty is welcome. Affiliation with Memorial University of Newfoundland medical school is available. Establishing an
outpatient private office is required, though some local clinics may have space to share if desired.

Positions will remain open until filled.

• FRCSC certification in ophthalmology, or FRCSC eligibility.
• MD degree from a recognized university.
• Eligible for full independent licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Newfoundland and Labrador.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Locum Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

(posted March 23, 2023)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a qualified comprehensive ophthalmologist. The position is open from May 1, 2023 until December 31, 2023, with the possibility of an extension.

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 with OR time and will have access to lasers and a surgical suite.  Qualified candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and possess a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons fellowship, or equivalent.

Queen’s University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Applications, which are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications and accomplishments relevant to the position together with a curriculum vitae, a brief bio and the names and full contact information of three referees (Referees must be able to attest to the applicant’s experience and competence), are to be directed to:

Amanda McIntoshFaculty Support Coordinator/ Departmental AssistantKingston Health Sciences Centre/Queen’s University Department of Ophthalmology[email protected]phone: 613-533-2559fax: 613-533-6667
166 Brock St., Room 230Kingston, ON K7L 5G2

General Ophthalmologist – Regina, Saskatchewan

(posted March 21, 2023)

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is seeking a team-oriented and professional Ophthalmologist (FRCSC) to be part of Regina’s dynamic and expanding ophthalmology division. Our practice is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients, and we are looking for a physician who shares this commitment. The specialist will join us in an independent, fee-for-service, community-based Ophthalmology practice. The Regina Ophthalmology Division includes 12 specialists with diverse sub-specialty interests.

Ophthalmology services are based out of the Pasqua Hospital, a community-based hospital and referral centre specializing in Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Urology and Paediatric Oncology. A broad range of ophthalmic services are offered at the Pasqua Hospital Eye Centre. The Eye Centre is an ambulatory care unit that provides diagnostic and therapeutic services to the population of Southern Saskatchewan. A multidisciplinary team of Registered Nurses, Orthoptists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Clerk/Receptionists, Ophthalmic Assistants, Ophthalmic Photographers and Ophthalmologists provides client care. The Eye Centre coordinates its activities with other hospital departments, external agencies and health care professionals to provide optimal client care.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmic Technician – Victoria, B.C

(posted March 20, 2023)

Company: Dr. R.S. Nirwan Medical Corp
Speciality: Vitreoretinal Surgery
Location: Victoria, B.C.
Position: Ophthalmic Technician

Are you seeking to be a valued and integral member of a team-based environment at work?

We are looking for a motivated Ophthalmic Technician to join our valued team. Our Ophthalmic Technicians will provide accurate, quality eye care to patients of all ages. The successful candidate ideally (not required) would have a background in a medical care setting.

As a technician, you will be responsible for carrying out diagnostic procedures and evaluations according to the standard procedures of the clinic. You will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team including other ophthalmic technical personnel, administrative staff, and physicians. Therefore, you must be a strong team player.

The successful incumbent must have or obtain (through this position) a thorough knowledge of ophthalmic diseases, be alert to any signs of the potential risk to the patient and be able to take the necessary steps to ensure the patient’s safety.

To learn more or apply, see the full job posting here.

Permanent Full-Time Ophthalmologist Opportunities – Owen Sound, Ontario

(posted March 16, 2023)

We have an immediate opening for 1-2 full-time general Ophthalmologists to join our team – includes access to operating time. Specialists provide on-call support, in-patient surgical services and outpatient consultations and follow-up to a wide catchment area of over 170,000 residents and more than 2 million short-stay visitors each year.

Operating Room time is based at the Owen Sound and Meaford hospitals as part of the Division of Ophthalmology. The equivalent of one day per week of OR is being offered for this position. Both of our sites are equipped with Zeiss microscopes that incorporate the Callisto eye Toric alignment system for more accurate positioning of toric IOLs. In addition, both sites are equipped with a full complement of MST instruments for anterior segment surgery and sutured IOL work. Our Meaford site boasts brand new instrumentation allowing up to 18 cataract cases to be performed daily using the WhiteStar Signature Pro J&J/AMO cataract surgery platform. Instrumentation is also available for minor oculoplastic procedures at both sites.

The On-Call distribution will be 1 in 5.

To learn more or apply, see the full job posting here.

Ophthalmologist – Saskatchewan Health Authority (Yorkton, SK)

(posted March 15, 2023)

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is seeking 2 ophthalmologists for the community of Yorkton, SK. This opportunity includes a private practice as well as surgical, inpatient and call services at Yorkton Regional Health Centre. There is also potential for an academic appointment with the University of Saskatchewan and a teaching role for residents and other trainees.

Recruitment and retention incentives available.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmologist Opportunity – Vancouver Island

(posted March 10, 2023)

The Island Health Division of Ophthalmology is seeking a combined Pediatric and Adult ophthalmologist to join their team in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

Eligible applicants will hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Ophthalmology, have minimum 1 year of Pediatric ophthalmology post graduate fellowship at a recognized program, and be eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

Responsibilities will include: consultation for medical and surgical pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric and adult strabismus surgery, pediatric intraocular surgery, adult comprehensive ophthalmology, sharing ROP screening for South Vancouver Island at the NICU. Adult intraocular surgery (cataract surgery) would not be required but would be available based on the candidate skill set and interest.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmologist Opportunity – Join our Growing Organization

(posted March 3, 2023)

As a healthcare leader serving a population of more than half a million people, Mackenzie Health offers a dynamic, supportive environment of respect and continuous learning. A place where all staff are valued, can engage in meaningful work as part of a friendly, diverse team and use best-in-class technology to provide exceptional patient care. Experience a place where people come first. Experience Mackenzie Health – your ultimate career destination.

As we opened Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital last year, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have many opportunities for passionate professionals like you, who share our commitment to quality, timely patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.

Mackenzie Health is currently seeking an Associate Courtesy Ophthalmologist to service both sites, who would have access to available resources in the outpatient clinic within the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology for general ophthalmology services. There is limited access to OR resources at the Regional Outpatient Cataract Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre. The physician must complete a full credentialing application and must have their appointment approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and Board of Directors.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Partnerships with Subspecialty and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinics & Surgical Facilities

(posted February 24, 2023)

Vision Group Canada (VGC) is a network of over 50 clinics (including LASIK MD) and 70 operating rooms across Canada. We are expanding our network of Subspecialty and Comprehensive Ophthalmology Clinics and Surgical Facilities by partnering with existing clinics and opening new facilities with committed partners.

Some of our most recent partnerships include:

Quebec: L’Institut de l’Oeil des Laurentides, Laservue, Eye Health MD and Institut de l’oeil de Montreal
Ontario: Prism Eye Institute, TLC Laser Eye Centres
Alberta: Gimbel Eye Centre
British Columbia: London Eye Centre, King LASIK
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: TLC Halifax, TLC Moncton

There has never been a better time to consider selling your clinical practice. Whether it is consideration for a future exit strategy, or you’re tired of the operational management side of owning a clinical practice – VGC emphasizes its operational efficiencies to further growth and value for all its stakeholders. While the partnership models vary – one common thread is the autonomy that the practices continue to have even after a merger.

If you’re a practice owner and you would like to learn more about the synergistic opportunities with us, please send an email to the attention of Milanie Somasundram, National Physician Relations Manager at [email protected] for a confidential conversation.

To learn more about us, please visit – Vision Group Canada

Comprehensive General Ophthalmologist, Trillium Health Partners – Surgery Program

(posted February 17, 2023)

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community based academic health network in Ontario, serving over one million residents in the communities of Mississauga, Peel Region and West Toronto. The hospital encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital (CVH), Mississauga Hospital (MH), and Queensway Health Centre (QHC) – offering a full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of community-based specialized programs including the Peel Regional Cancer Centre. THP is a regional tertiary level ophthalmology centre, providing glaucoma, complex cataract/IOL surgery, paediatric ophthalmology/strabismus, corneal, oculoplastic care and cataract surgery.

Trillium Health Partners’ Surgery Program is seeking a General Ophthalmologist to be a member of our Division of Ophthalmology focused on supporting 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.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmologist – Vision Rehabilitation Specialist position, University of Ottawa Eye Institute

(posted February 13, 2023)

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an ophthalmologist specialized in Vision Rehabilitation to join our dynamic team at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute. This appointment would include surgical time for cataract at The Ottawa Hospital as well as an academic appointment with the University of Ottawa and a prominent teaching role for residents and other trainees.

Primary Responsibilities of a successful candidate:

  • Leadership of the TOH Vision Rehab program.
  • Delivery of minimally 1.5 days of clinical Vision Rehab care per week at TOH.
  • To maintain an Ottawa office and provide primary medical and surgical eye care for the population of Ottawa and its environs.
  • Participation in the on-call rotation for The Ottawa Hospital.
  • Training and supervision of medical students, residents, colleagues, nurses, ophthalmic medical technologists, and others as determined by the Department Head. Training expectations include teaching in the operating room, clinic, and didactic sessions.
  • Commitment to supporting the Department with service on committees, attending Department meetings, and undertaking administrative roles as requested by the Department Head.
  • Willingness to contribute to clinical research.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Neuro-ophthalmology specialist position(s), University of Ottawa Eye Institute

(posted February 13, 2023)

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) Department of Ophthalmology is seeking fellowship trained neuro-ophthalmology specialist(s) to join our dynamic team at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute.  Position(s) would include cataract allocation and negotiable adult strabismus surgical time.  It will also include a part-time academic appointment with the University of Ottawa.

The successful candidate(s) will have a prominent teaching role for residents and other trainees and if interested an appointment with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Training and supervision of trainees in the operating room, clinic, and in a classroom setting.
  • Tertiary level neuro-ophthalmology care including commitment to community clinics
  • Commitment to research activities within the department if interested.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Retina Research Fellowship

(posted February 13, 2023)

The Retina Research Fellowship is a one-year, full-time training program designed to provide advanced education and hands-on research experience in retina-related disorders. The fellowship is open to individuals who have completed medical school and are interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology and or retina research.

The program is based at a leading research institution with a strong reputation in retina research. The fellow will work closely with the principal investigator and collaborate with international faculty. The fellow will have the opportunity to work with these experts, as well as other researchers, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest research and treatment methods for retina-related disorders.


To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Ophthalmologist – Oculoplastics

(posted February 2, 2023)

The Department of Ophthalmology at the Ivey Eye Institute of St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University invites applications for a full time clinical academic position in Ophthalmology with an Oculoplastics specialization.

The Ivey Eye Institute, which is the main referral centre for eye disease in Southwestern Ontario, is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research. Its’ operating and procedure rooms, teaching facilities, library collection, urgent eye clinic, orthoptic service and diagnostic service provide a sound foundation for the Institute’s excellent reputation in all of its activities. The specialists in the department are an integral part of the medical and surgical team, treating diseases and conditions of the eye for adults and children, and helping to diagnose general medical disorders.

Position Profile

The successful candidate will be a Clinician Teacher or Clinician Researcher and hold a Full-Time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Department of Ophthalmology is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is presently comprised of 20 surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Department has a strong clinical research interest and is an accredited Royal College training program.

To learn more or apply, see the full posting here.

Lecturer/Assistant or Associate Professor Ophthalmologist: Cornea External Disease Specialist

(posted January 30, 2023)

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto (DOVS) is inviting applications for the position of Cornea & External Disease specialist with a primary appointment at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC). The appointment is a full-time clinical position with an expectation of at least 20% non-clinical work (research, teaching, and academic administration). The effective date of this appointment is September 1, 2023.

The candidate will participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows and will add to the body of knowledge through original research. The candidate will be required to participate in the quality improvement, education, and research committees in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

The successful candidate will provide clinical and surgical sub-specialty care in Cornea & External Disease and cataract surgery and will also participate in on-call duties in General Ophthalmology at SHSC. Up to 20% (0.2 FTE) may be spent on non-Sunnybrook/DOVS-related activities. The successful candidate will assume care of patients in an existing clinical and surgical cornea practice, and will be responsible for the acute management of ocular burns, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and other ocular surface conditions at the Ross Tilley Burn ICU. Experience in the clinical and surgical training of residents and fellows is an asset.

The successful candidate should possess research interest and aptitude as evidenced by advanced training and publication history. The candidate must hold an MD degree or equivalent, have fellowship training in Cornea & External Disease, have experience in both performing corneal transplantation surgeries and in postoperative management of corneal transplantation surgeries. The candidate should be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or higher. The candidate must currently hold or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. This position is resourced with clinic space, surgical privileges, administrative space, and diagnostics.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees, no later than February 24, 2023 to Dr. Kenneth Eng at [email protected]

Comprehensive or subspecialty trained ophthalmologists – Greater Toronto Area

(posted January 25, 2023)

Prism Eye Institute is a multidisciplinary ophthalmology practice with locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area, and a recognized leader in ophthalmology for its exceptional eye care, research, and teaching.

We are seeking comprehensive, or subspecialty trained Ophthalmologists, licensed to work in Canada, who are interested in joining our dynamic collaborative team.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologists: enjoy a full spectrum practice including laser, injection, extra-ocular and intra-ocular surgical procedures.

Subspecialists: we have the sophistication to support your practice too!  We welcome all backgrounds and have immediate needs for glaucoma and retina.

Why join Prism?

  1. Clinical and Surgical practice mix: Prism sees >1000 patents and executes >100 surgeries per day… Volumes like this allow Prism doctors to enjoy a rewarding spectrum of clinical and surgical opportunities.
  2. The support you need: Our 200 employees support over 30 doctors who work in our five modern fully equipped clinics, 2 private surgery centres and in five local hospitals. Our team is ready to support you too!
  3. World class doctors: Prism is widely recognized as a leader in our field thanks to its doctors. Joining our dynamic team offers a unique opportunity to learn, grown and to help drive the future of eye care!

Prism brings caring, leadership, integrity, and collaboration to everything we do.  If you share these values, please consider joining us! Interested doctors should send a confidential email to Prism’s Executive Vice President at [email protected] for more information.

Ocular Oncologist

(posted January 20, 2023)

The department of ophthalmology of CHUM is looking for an ocular oncologist for temporary replacement, with full surgical privileges.
Please contact 514-890-8000 ext. 11572Mrs Lucie Leroux[email protected]

Recruiting Ophthalmologists – Canada Wide 

(posted January 9, 2023)

Vision Group Canada (VGC), the nation’s largest partnership of ophthalmologists, is recruiting colleagues for its clinics across Canada. We are welcoming applications for the following:

  • Part-time ophthalmologists for Laser Vision Correction, particularly recent graduates.
  • Highly experienced ophthalmologists for Refractive Lens Exchange, who have performed a minimum of 1000 cataract surgeries. Part-time positions available.
  • Part-time and full-time ophthalmologists in various subspecialties, particularly comprehensive ophthalmology and cataract surgery, glaucoma, medical retina, cornea and oculoplastics.

Our ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery in a private OR setting. VGC offers refractive cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange opportunities for ophthalmologists without hospital privileges.

Successful candidates will have access to state-of-the-art technology, and we offer in-house fellowship training by our network of highly experienced refractive surgeons.

VGC offers flexibility to grow professionally and personally, a highly competitive reimbursement and compensation (partnership & investment opportunities available), internal VGC fellowship opportunities with leading subspecialists, support from highly experienced colleagues, and the latest technology to support innovative eye care.

For more information, please send an email (with your CV, if available) to the attention of Milanie Somasundram, National Physician Relations Manager at [email protected]

Requirements: Holds a certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification (FRCSC) in Ophthalmology.

To read more about Vision Group Canada

Surgical Locum Opportunity – Alberta

(posted January 9, 2023)

Locum opportunity to cover a maternity leave starting June 1, 2023 at a surgical Ophthalmology practice in Red Deer, AB. Length of the locum is negotiable between 4-12 months.

Brand new Ophthalmology practice. Four fully equipped exam lanes and a Zeiss IOL master 700, Zeiss Cirrus OCT 5000, 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. Four fully trained and friendly staff will be available to the locum, as well as billing services (if needed). Surgical privileges will be given at both Innisfail and Red Deer Hospital. 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 and call stipends. Competitive income. Approximate billing amounts and overhead 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.

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, and is a short drive to Sylvan Lake, Banff and Jasper National parks. Located half-way between Calgary and Edmonton, two international airports are approximately an hour away. Red Deer is Alberta’s third most populous city with a population of over 100,000 people, and a catchment area of over 400,000.

To see the full posting, click here.

To apply or for more information, please contact [email protected]

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