Job Details

Vacancy #:
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Employment Term:
Full Time
Posting Date:
January 3, 2024
Closing Date:
June 30, 2024 23:59
Practice Type:
Practice Size:
Hours of Work:
Daytime clinic and hospital practice with afterhours and weekend call.
Minimum Potential Salary:
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Return for Service:
Method of Payment:
Method of Payment Description:
Remuneration is on a fee for service basis with additional income from on-call per the Specialist Emergency Coverage Program.
Call Schedule:
Potential Income from Call:
Call Schedule Description:
Call rotation is dependent on 2 ophthalmologists sharing call. Stipend payments are per the Specialist Emergency Coverage Program and dependent on Tier of Service coverage. Click

Job Description

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) seeks 2 permanent fulltime General Ophthalmologists. In addition to private out-patient practice, the successful candidates will provide surgical, inpatient and emergency services at 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 is available from the SHA. Inquire for details.

Job Qualifications

Candidates must be 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.


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.

Equipment funding and Residency/Fellowship Training funding may be available through the Hospital Foundation of South Central Saskatchewan in exchange for a Return for Service. Inquire for details. Residents in years 3-5 are encouraged to reach out prior to completion of their program to discuss residency funding options.

Additional Information

The City of Yorkton is located in the southeast 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
Email: kayla.brears@saskhealthauthority.ca

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.