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Ophthalmologist - Cornea specialist (17-RAH-SUR-OPH-08)

Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2018-04-11  Time: 2:00
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.

Ophthalmologist - Cornea specialialist


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 an ophthalmologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of corneal disease. The Department’s vision is to lead patient-centered eye care through outstanding and integrated service, education and research.

The Eye Institute of Alberta (EIA) is a Center of Excellence for all levels of ophthalmic care. It serves a population of approximately 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). Additional sites located within the Edmonton zone include the Stollery Children's Hospital (SCH), the Westview Health Center (WVHC) and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital (FSCH). 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, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology.

The region currently has four cornea specialists. While maintaining a community-based practice, the successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues to deliver medical and surgical care for patients with corneal, external disease and anterior segment pathology. A minimum of two operating days per month will be provided, as well as time for regular clinics, minor procedures and lasers at the RAH. There will be on call responsibility within the Department as well as teaching involving medical students and residents. There will also be an opportunity to initiate a cornea fellowship program. Teaching will be enabled through an appointment as a Clinical Academic Colleague within the FOMD. The FOMD is internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

Candidates will have completed a residency in ophthalmology, a minimum one year fellowship in medical and surgical aspects of corneal disease, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

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:

Charla Riddell, Administrative Support

Department of Ophthalmology

2304, 10240 Kingsway Avenue NW

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA T5H 3V9


Application review will begin on September 11, 2017. 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.

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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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