Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta are recruiting an ophthalmologist with specialization in Low Vision Rehabilitation within the Edmonton Zone. Our vision is to lead patient-centered eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education, and research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world class multidisciplinary vision rehabilitation program for the Eye Institute of Alberta as well as be part of and contribute towards the vision of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. The candidate will help design, structure, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop the vision rehabilitation team.
The successful candidates will be expected to run clinics at the Eye Institute of Alberta on a regular basis dedicated to vision rehabilitation and have access to a minimum of two operating days per month within the Edmonton Zone (with time potentially available at the RAH as well as other facilities in the zone). Minor surgical room access may also be arranged at the RAH. Additional outpatient clinical care would take place at the individual’s private office location. There is an expectation that the individual will sustain a protected portion of their practice dedicated towards vision rehabilitation in order to adequately serve the region’s need.
There will be an expectation to take regular on call responsibility within the Department call schedule and to participate in resident and medical student teaching at the RAH and in the community setting. This will be enabled through an appointment as a Clinical Academic Colleague.
Additional Notes About Edmonton
The Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a center of excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care and serves a population of almost 4 million people around Edmonton and in the North. Its hub is at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) but it also includes other AHS facilities in the zone – the Stollery Children’s Hospital, Westview Health Center and the Ft Saskatchewan Community Hospital. The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences consists of over 40 ophthalmologists who work as physicians and surgeons and who have teaching appointments with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. Areas of research strength are currently clinical trials, ocular genetics, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology.
Candidates should have completed a Residency in Ophthalmology, a specialized program in low vision rehabilitation, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
Compensation is based on the Alberta Health Fee for Service model. Potential earning range is: $400,000 - $500,000 per year.
Qualified candidates should send a letter of intent outlining their clinical and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three professional references to:
Department of Ophthalmology
2304, 10240 Kingsway Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5H 3V9
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.
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