Qualifications and Experience:
– Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
– Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
– Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
– Surgical Skills

To the VA Department of Ophthalmology Head
To the Vancouver Acute, Providence & BCCH Departmental meetings

Job Description:

The Ophthalmology Department at Vancouver Hospital Eye Care Centre and the University of British Columbia are seeking applicants for the post of comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Candidates must have Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status, be licensed to practice in British Columbia, have CMPA coverage, and have Royal College certification.  The candidate will be required to maintain an office in Vancouver and provide primary eye care for the local population. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code.

This position provides admitting and operating privileges at the Vancouver General Hospital and operating privileges at the Eye Care Centre as well as access to the Eye Care Centre treatment room while supervising residents and the shared lasers. The successful applicant will be appointed to a teaching position at the University of British Columbia.  No salary is provided for this position as it is based on fee for service billing.

Responsibilities include participation in the ophthalmology on-call rota and taking an active role in the teaching of medical students, residents, colleagues, and nurses, as determined by the department head. At a minimum this will involve supervising medical students one half day per week and in addition the resident outpatient clinic two half days per month.  Resident surgical teaching is expected during allocated OR time following guidelines of the university department.  The successful candidate is expected to participate in departmental and hospital committees, attend departmental meetings, and to contribute to clinical research.  One half day per month working at the Downtown Eastside Eye Clinic will be expected for the first two years.

Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to contribute significantly to the academic and administrative goals of the Department and University.  An established record in comprehensive ophthalmology is not required, but the department will prioritize candidates with a vision for how they would enhance current departmental education for both residents and medical students.

Applicants for this position may have completed subspecialty fellowship training, that may expand their core general ophthalmology services, but the expectation is that they will practice as comprehensive ophthalmologists and should not anticipate access to additional resources usually restricted to subspecialty care.

The candidate should provide letters of reference indicating good character, records of service to the university and general community, competence in cataract surgery, and a demonstrated record of successful teaching endeavours with medical students and residents.

Interested parties are requested to send their CV and letter of interest to Jacqui at, by March 31, 2022. The selection process will take place following that time