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Neuro-Ophthalmology Specialist

Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2018-07-05  Time: 10:00
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.
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Neuro-Ophthalmology Specialist

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, University of Alberta are recruiting a Neuro-Ophthalmologist within the Edmonton Zone, with privileges at the Eye Institute of Alberta sites including the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Stollery Children’s hospital. This position may be considered for Geographic Full Time (GFT) appointment.

The successful candidate will provide expertise in the management of neuro-ophthalmology conditions affecting adults and/or children. There is a strong desire to develop an outstanding team of neuro-ophthalmologists within the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences which collaborates actively with colleagues in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology. The Neuro-Ophthalmologist will have access to advanced diagnostic testing including perimetry, high resolution OCT, ERG, VEP as well as support from Orthoptists, Technicians, Technologists, and Registered Nurses.

This position will be a site-based ophthalmologist within the Edmonton Zone with an expectation that s/he will apply for an appointment to the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Alberta, with rank determined by seniority. This will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta and include responsibilities in teaching, research and service/administration. Teaching of learners at all levels, including ophthalmology and neurology residents and fellows, medical students, ophthalmic nurses and technicians will be a pivotal part of this role. Clinical duties will include an on-call rotation at the discretion of the Edmonton Zone Clinical Section Head for Ophthalmology.

Alberta Health Services and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry collaborate in one of Canada’s leading academic health sciences centers, recognized nationally and internationally for combined leadership in clinical services, education and research. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to interact with a stimulating and productive community of ophthalmologists and vision scientists committed to high quality interdisciplinary vision research in Edmonton and Calgary. Over 35 ophthalmologists work as clinicians in the University of Alberta Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at two major teaching hospitals, the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Stollery Children's Hospital. Areas of research strength are currently clinical trials, ocular genetics, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Candidates should have completed a Residency in Ophthalmology or Neurology and at least one year of further fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology.

Remuneration will include fee for service billings and should the candidate be offered a GFT position, GFT salary commensurate with level of appointment.

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:

Charla Riddell, Administrative Secretary

Department of Ophthalmology

2304, 10240 Kingsway Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5H 3V9


Applications will begin being reviewed immediately; however 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.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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