An opportunity exists for a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified, patient-oriented team player to join a busy, private, fee-for-service Ophthalmology clinic in the Annapolis Valley and work alongside two other comprehensive ophthalmologists. The office is well established in an ideal location just a few minutes from Hwy 101 in New Minas and serves a population of approximately 110,000 centered in Kings County.
The position is suited to a true comprehensive ophthalmologist as the current practice provides general ophthalmic care for medical glaucoma and retina, cornea, uveitis, low vision, lids and cataracts, and has a strong pediatric service with some strabismus surgery. Interest or additional training in glaucoma and/or oculoplastics would be an asset.
The office was renovated in 2008 and is a 6,000 sq. ft. ambulatory care facility with seven lanes and a minor procedure room equipped with a microscope. Experienced and well-trained clinical staff includes technicians, three orthoptists and administrative staff, who provide patient care and technical support with in-house Zeiss Cirrus OCT, Canon retinal camera, Optos, A- and B-Scans, IOL Master 500, specular microscope, topographer, Humphrey and Goldmann visual field machines, and Argon, SLT and YAG lasers.
The OR, located at a local community hospital Soldiers Memorial (SMH) in Middleton, has a new Alcon microscope and Centurion and an outstanding surgical support staff, including an anesthetist. There is one full day per week of OR time available for cataract surgery. Additional minor procedure time is available at Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) located nearby and provides a wide range of services (24-hour ER, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, urology, pediatrics, ENT, obs/gyn, orthopedics, vascular surgery).
The Nova Scotia Eye Centre (NSEC/IWK) is located in Halifax, approximately one hour away, and provides excellent and extensive sub-specialty care. Teaching opportunities exist at the NSEC as well as convenient access to numerous educational meetings.
The successful applicant will be a strong team player who can interact successfully with other team members of the staff and live locally. Overhead structure is a fixed percentage of billings.