General Ophthalmologist

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Full Time
Posting Date:
October 22, 2019
Closing Date:
December 31, 2021 23:30
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Daytime clinic and hospital with afterhours and weekend call
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Remuneration is on a fee for service basis with additional income from on-call. Relocation Assistance may be available from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.
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Call rota is dependent on 2 ophthalmologists sharing call.

Job Description

The provincial health authority, in the South East Area - Yorkton, Saskatchewan is seeking applicants for two permanent General Ophthalmologist Specialists. The position, available December 2019, will consist of operating room, in-patient surgical services, emergency room consultations and on-call. Option for a private practice out-patient clinic exists in the community; further details are available for interested candidates.

The successful candidates will provide surgical services from the Yorkton Regional Health Center. Itinerant ophthalmology services may be required throughout the southeast area of the province. On-call coverage is required.

Relocation Package

Relocation Assistance may be available from the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

The successful applicant may apply for the Specialist Recruitment Incentive offered through the Saskatchewan Medical Association which provides $30,000 to an eligible Specialist that establishes a practice for a minimum of 36 months in a Saskatchewan community.

Job Qualifications

Saskatchewan Health Authority, South East Area, with its Regional Health Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, requires 2 General Ophthalmologists who are certified or eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The successful candidates must register with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) and be licensed to practice medicine in Saskatchewan. The physicians must maintain membership and insurance with the Canadian Medical Protective Association and be legally entitled to work in Canada. Language of work is English.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to become a member of Practitioner Staff and provide care in Saskatchewan Health Authority facilities.

Additional Information

The City of Yorkton is located in the south east area of the province, with a population just under 20,000 people. The referral population for our specialty services is approximately 100,000; the area extends itself north, south and east across the Manitoba border. Over 50 Family Physicians and about a dozen Optometrists may do referrals to this specialty. Currently, the following specialty services are provided:

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • General Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatrics
  • Medical Health Officer
  • Anesthesiology
Visiting services are provided by: Orthopedic, Vascular surgery and ENT specialists.

If you require more information contact:

Kayla Brears, Medical Services Employment Coordinator
270 Bradbrooke Drive
Yorkton, SK S3N 2K6
Phone: 306-620-6790

Organization & Community

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Community Description

Yorkton is a city located in south-eastern Saskatchewan. It is about 450 kilometres north-west of Winnipeg and 300 kilometres south-east of Saskatoon and is the sixth largest city in the province. Yorkton is a city rich in heritage, culture, and agricultural traditions and has great connections to neighboring communities.