Specialty Ophthalmology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Island Health Division of Ophthalmology has a position for a general ophthalmologist to join three others at the North Island Hospital - Comox Valley Campus. Fellowship training would be an asset.

Eligible candidates will hold, or be eligible for, full FRCSC in ophthalmic surgery and full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. On-call responsibility is one in four.

The recently opened North Island - Comox Valley Campus serves a population of 75,000. The ophthalmology group serves the northern part of Vancouver Island and about 200,000 people. Surgical services the North Island Hospital - Comox Valley Campus include Orthopedics (Joint revision, and Trauma), General Surgery, ENT, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Dental and Ophthalmology.

The hospital has a closed ICU, diagnostic (including CT scanner and MRI) and interventional radiology.

Island Health is affiliated with the UBC Faculty of Medicine.



Compensation Type
Estimated Remuneration
Fee for Service & MOCAP

Benefits and Incentives

May be eligible for additional remuneration in accordance with the Rural Subsidiary Agreement (RSA) including:
Retention Premium
Retention Flat Fee
Relocation Funding Available
$up to $15,000
Recruitment Incentive
Other Benefits/Incentives
*Rural CME - $2,200/annum years 3 & 4 in the community to maximum $4,400/annum after 4 years.

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The city of Courtenay is located in the north central region of Vancouver Island amidst a beautiful agricultural landscape. Named after a local river, it is the urban centre of the Comox Valley and is home to one of the most charming downtown streetscapes on Vancouver Island. As one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, Courtenay offers a wide range of services and amenities. Its location in one of Canada’s finest four-season playgrounds creates opportunities for outdoor activities galore including swimming, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing and sailing.

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