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Ophthalmologist - Ocular Oncologist

Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2022-06-17  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Alberta Health Services in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry invites applications for an academic ophthalmologist with fellowship training in ocular oncology.

We seek an outstanding clinician investigator who would be committed to advancing the vision of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (OVS) at the University of Alberta which is to lead patient-centered eye care through integrated service, education and research. The clinical focus of the position will be to see and manage adult and pediatric patients with eye cancers as part of a collaborative Provincial ocular oncology program, which has patients referred from Western and Northern Canada. The collaborative, multi-city nature of this program is unique and a benefit to reducing barriers to access of care for patients. The strengths of this program include research and development of small tumor treatments, and the delivery of radiation through plaque brachytherapy using modern conformal techniques.

This position will comprise clinical, research, educational and leadership roles with percentage time allocation in each area dependent on the applicant's strengths and potential contributions. The successful candidate will be expected to spend at least 50% of their time seeing and managing oncology patients. They will be provided clinical and operating room time at the Eye Institute of Alberta (Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Stollery Children’s hospital).

There will also be an expectation to serve oncology patients at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary and appropriate clinic as well as operating room time will be provided to support this.

There is an expectation to collaborate with the current ocular oncology team for patient care including combined clinics, regular tumor board meetings, teleoncology and brachytherapy (at the Cross Cancer Institute).

Supporting the continuous advancement of the world class ocular oncology research program is expected. Currently this includes opportunities for students in Ophthalmology and Medical Physics, medical students, residents, fellows and working closely with Dr. Ezekiel Weis (provincial medical lead of the Alberta Ocular Brachytherapy Program). To support and expand the current research team, a research interest in imaging of ocular and orbital disease as well as early treatment of uveal melanoma is an asset. There is also support from a productive network of vision scientists who are part of Alberta Vision Net:

There will be an expectation to take regular call within the Department on-call schedule in Edmonton, and to participate in medical student, resident and fellow teaching. The successful candidate will be eligible for a special continuing academic appointment with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at an appropriate rank. There will also be an opportunity for cross appointment to the University of Calgary.

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. Research takes place within a highly collaborative environment for both fundamental and translational research and builds on inter-departmental strengths in neurobiology, developmental biology, vascular biology, and molecular genetics of vision. Clinical research strengths include clinical trials, ocular genetics, electrophysiology and tele-ophthalmology. The Department also has a vibrant teaching and learning environment with a strong commitment to undergraduate medical education, postgraduate medical education, (residency and fellowship programs), as well as to graduate student education. Many Department members also contribute to the health of underserviced populations both in Northern Alberta as well as in various global contexts.

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses - including one rural and one francophone campus. the university has more than 260,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding President Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for "uplifting the whole people".

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. The hub of the EIA is the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) but it also includes other Alberta Health Service facilities in the Edmonton zone - the Stollery Children's Hospital, Westview Health Center and the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital

Applicants will have an MD, MD/Masters, or MD/PhD and must have completed residency training in Ophthalmology, be certified or eligible to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and be eligible for clinical practice as an ophthalmologist in Alberta. Applicants should also have at least one year of fellowship training in ocular oncology.

Remuneration will be on a fee-for service basis with billing directly to Alberta Health.

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

For full consideration please send via online application electronic copies of curriculum vitae, a letter explaining strengths as well as potential contributions in academic areas, and three letters of reference to:

Meagan Strachan

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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