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Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Position Description

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Competition Number : Physician
Date Posted :  February 5, 2018
Closing Date :  Until filled

Location / Department : Saint John
Facility : Saint John Regional Hospital

Horizon Health Network, Saint John area (Region 2), is actively seeking permanent a full-time Comprehensive Ophthalmologist. Consideration will be given to locum placements.

The Division of Ophthalmology consists of five (5) ophthalmologists who participate in a collegial call group.  The successful candidate will have Royal College of Canada fellowship in Ophthalmology.  An ideal skill set would include comprehensive ophthalmology training with proficiency in anterior segment surgery including cataract and glaucoma procedures, strabismus surgery, and basic eyelid procedures.  Medical ophthalmic practice would include adult eye care, as well as basic pediatric ophthalmology including ROP screening.

Horizon Health Network is the largest health-care organization in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network's strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.

The Saint John Regional Hospital (400 University Avenue, PO Box 5200, Saint John, NB E2L 4L4) a designated campus of the Dalhousie University Post Graduate Medical Education Program and affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), is the largest facility in New Brunswick and serves a population of 200,000 in the southern part of the province.  A flagship hospital, we have 23 areas of specialty medicine and surgery, and are supported by a vast array of research, education, health promotion activities and community partnerships.


  • A medical degree is required.
  • Certification with the Royal College of Canada in Ophthalmology.  Consideration will be given to other University Medical School qualifications and training.
  • Candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.
  • Proficiency in English is required.  Bilingualism is considered an asset.
  • In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Good attendance and work record.
  • Physically able to perform assigned duties.


Standard remuneration is Fee-for-Service which is a direct compensation between the physician and Medicare of New Brunswick.  On call remuneration is fee for service.  No source deductions can be provided.


  • Moving Expense Allowance with a return of service.
Interested applicants should forward a letter and current CV to:

Hope Kelly
Physician Recruitment Coordinator
Horizon Health Network, Saint John
Tel:  (506) 648-6286
Fax:  (506) 648-6364

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