Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta & Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FOMD), University of Alberta are recruiting a Neuro-Ophthalmologist. The Departments vision is to lead patient-centered eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education and research.
The Department of Ophthalmologys Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a Center of Excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care. It serves a population of over 3 million people in the Edmonton region, the northern areas of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan as well as the Northwest and Yukon Territories. The hub for the EIA is the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH). The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences consists of over 40 staff ophthalmologists who work as physicians and surgeons, with teaching appointments within the FOMD at the University of Alberta. The University of Alberta Ophthalmology Residency program is highly regarded nationally and internationally, and is one of the departments great strengths.Current areas of research strength include clinical trials, ocular genetics, and tele-ophthalmology.
Clinical Practice: Full-time neuro-ophthalmology practice; two days per week (average) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital EIA, two days per month at the Stollery Childrens Hospital Ophthalmology Clinic, and the remainder will be community-based
Surgical Practice: If there is interest in surgery to complement the neuro-ophthalmology practice, two operating days per month (average) will be provided within the Edmonton Zone.The operating time will be shared with the other Ophthalmologists in the zone.
Call Responsibilities: If the successful candidate has an ophthalmic surgical practice, he/she will join the Ophthalmology on-call schedule where duties are shared between ophthalmologists in the Edmonton Zone if they are operating.There is a requirement to be on-site at RAH for on-call days.
Teaching and Research: Regular teaching of Neuro-Ophthalmology for medical students and ophthalmology residents is required. Teaching will be enabled through an appointment as a Clinical Academic Colleague within the University of Alberta FOMD.
Committee Work:It is expected that the successful candidate will assist in improving the lives of patients, learners and ophthalmologists in Edmonton by volunteering to participate on a variety of committees.
The successful candidate will participate in eye care and ocular disease research and act as a mentor for learners including fellows, residents and medical students.
The successful candidate will have medical experience and expertise in the identification and treatment of eye diseases in adults and children, particularly including care of neurological conditions that affect the vision and visual pathways.The candidate must have completed a fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology.Residency background in either Ophthalmology or Neurology is required.The University of Alberta seeks a candidate with a proven track record of publication in peer reviewed journals. Research and clinical teaching experience is essential.Interest in resident training is of significant importance.
Applicants must be licensed in good standing, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).Candidates will have completed a residency in ophthalmology.Interest in and background pertaining to resident training is a plus.
Qualified candidates should include a letter of intent outlining their clinical, teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references when applying.
- Position Classification: Full-time
- FTE: 1
- Department: Surgery
- Specialty: Ophthalmology
- Secondary Specialty: Neurology
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Fee for service
- Posting Date: Jun 19, 2023
- Closing Date: Jul 31, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
- Target Start Date: Sep 1, 2023
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Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.