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Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Dr. Andrew Crichton Section Chief of Ophthalmology
Calgary (City), Alberta (CA)
Fee for Service - up to 470,720GBP or $800,000 CAD per annum + Specialist On Call
Closing date
2 Aug 2024

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Specialist doctor, Ophthalmology
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

Experience the Alberta Advantage with this opportunity to work as a Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Alberta Health Services (AHS); Canada's first and largest fully integrated provincial healthcare system, serving over 4.4 million Albertans.  Our goal is to build a provincial healthcare system that is high quality, sustainable, and accessible to all. 

Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care to Albertans every day.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

There's a place for you here. 

Calgary is approximately 80km east of the Canadian Rockies and is located in the transition zone between the Rocky Mountain Foothills and the Canadian prairies.  It is the largest city in Alberta, and is ranked the third most livable city in the world; taking the number one ranking in North America. It also receives the most sunshine annually of any Canadian city, is one of the world’s cleanest cities, and one of the top-ranked cities for young people. With great amenities, an outstanding quality of life, a thriving local economy, and an exceptional lifestyle, Calgary is an excellent place to work and live with easy access to many world class outdoor/mountain pursuits such as skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and golf.  Calgary is often called the economic hub of Alberta, with numerous industries contributing to the economy.  In addition, Calgary has a comparatively lower cost of living and lower average housing costs than other major Canadian centres. 

Together, we do amazing things every day. 

The Department of Surgery, invites qualified applications for a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary, Alberta.  As a major teaching centre through our partnership with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, this position also holds a clinical appointment with the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, to participate in medical student and resident teaching.

The candidate will work primarily within the Vision Clinic and will be provided operating room time at the Alberta Children's Hospital.  The candidate will be expected to participate in retinopathy of prematurity screening of neonates at Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the city (Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Centre, South Health Campus and the Rockyview General Hospital).  In addition, the successful candidate will have a call obligation in accordance with both the Alberta Children's Hospital Pediatric Ophthalmology service and Alberta Health Services Policies.

The successful candidate will become a member of both the Section of Pediatric Surgery and the Section of Ophthalmology.  Committee duties and active participation in the sections is required. 

Required qualifications include a MD, certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Ophthalmology, or equivalent, and a minimum of one year fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta. Please provide a letter of eligibility from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).  Preference will be given to applicants who do not require, or have completed, the CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment (PRA-AB).  This position is considered sponsorship eligible by Alberta Health Services. Special training and/or interest in pediatric ocular oncology or oculoplastics will be an asset.

Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in General Surgery or equivalent. Fellowship trainings in Pediatric Surgery.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.  Please visit College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for more information www.cpsa.ab.

Must read, write, and speak English.

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

Interested candidates are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to .   For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Crichton via 

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