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Ophthalmologist - Retina Specialist Full-time Job

2 years ago   Doctor / Physician   Edmonton   518 views
Job Details


Alberta Health Services and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FOMD), University of Alberta are recruiting an ophthalmologist who has expertise in vitreoretinal surgery. The Department’s vision is to lead patient-centered eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education and research.

Clinical Practice:

Full time vitreoretinal clinical practice in a community-based setting

Surgical Practice:

A minimum of two operating days per month will be provided at the RAH. The operating time is currently shared amongst 7 full time retina surgeons. No new OR will be made available as part of this recruitment.

Call Responsibilities:

Retina related call duties in Edmonton are significant with retina specialists performing regular emergency surgeries in the evening and weekends.

Teaching and Research:

There will be teaching responsibilities involving medical students, residents and retina fellows. Participation in novel retina related research and acting as a mentor for various learners will also form an important opportunity for the successful candidate. Teaching and research will be enabled through an appointment as Clinical Faculty 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.

Additional Notes About Edmonton

The Department of Ophthalmology’s 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. Current areas of research strength include clinical trials, ocular genetics, and tele-ophthalmology.


The successful candidate will have medical and surgical experience and expertise in the identification and treatment of retinal pathology including retinal detachment repair, macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, intermediate and posterior uveitis, hereditary retinopathies and retinopathy of prematurity. 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.

Applicants must be licensed in good standing, or eligible for licensure, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). Candidate will have completed a residency in ophthalmology and a two-year surgical and medical vitreoretinal fellowship.


Compensation is based on Fee For Service billings submitted to Alberta Health.

Recruiter Contact:

Qualified candidates should send a letter of intent outlining their clinical, teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

Administrative Secretary

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

2304, 10240 Kingsway Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5H 3V9


The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
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.