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Ophthalmologist – Retinal Surgery Specialist

Position Description

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Competition Number : Specialist
Date Posted :  January 20, 2014
Closing Date :  Until filled

Location / Department : Saint John

Focused on patient and family-centred care, Horizon Health Network operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices, and provides services ranging from acute care to community-based health services.


With a collaborative, team approach to offering services in English and French, Horizon leads the way in delivering sustainable, safe and quality health care services to residents of New Brunswick, as well as northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.


Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1 billion and has more than 12,400 employees, 1,000 physicians and 4,600 volunteers, auxiliary and alumnae members, as well as 20 foundations and 21 Auxiliary and Alumnae organizations. Horizon ensures representation from urban and rural areas through a 15-member Board that consists of seven appointed and eight elected members of the public.

Saint John, a designated campus of the Dalhousie University Post Graduate Medical Education Program and affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), serves a population of 200,000 in the southern part of the province. The flagship hospital, the Saint John Regional Hospital, has more than 20 areas of specialty medicine and surgery and is supported by a vast array of research, education, health promotion activities and community partnerships.

The Department of Ophthalmology consists of five ophthalmologists who participate in a collegial call group.

The successful candidate will need to have experience and specialized training in retinal surgery in addition to Royal College of Canada fellowship in Ophthalmology.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in New Brunswick and hold specialty certification in General Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or American Board certification. Remuneration will be fee for services billings submitted directly to New Brunswick Medicare.

Remuneration will be a daily salaried rate and/or fee for services billings submitted directly to New Brunswick Medicare or a combination thereof, depending on specialty, qualifications and licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick.

Situated on the picturesque Bay of Fundy, Saint John offers numerous social and cultural facilities as well as numerous recreational opportunities. Being the only official bilingual province, there is access to both English and French school systems. The Saint John campus of the University of New Brunswick is adjacent to the Saint John Regional Hospital and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Interested applicants should forward a letter and a current CV to:

Iva Smrz, MD, FRCSC

Clinical Department Head


Horizon Health Network - Saint John

Contact Physician Recruitment:

Tel:  506-648-6286

Fax 506-648-6364

Bilingualism is considered an asset.

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