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 Comox Valley Hospital. 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 Hospital serves a referral population of 70,000. Surgical services include Orthopedics (Joint revision, and Trauma), General Surgery, ENT, Plastics, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Dental and Ophthamology. 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.

Community Information

Situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island the Comox Valley is comprised of the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland and the idyllic rural areas from Fanny Bay in the south to Black Creek in the north, and includes the islands of Hornby and Denman. The Comox Valley is one of the Island’s best-kept secrets!

Surrounded by majestic mountains, rushing rivers, lush rainforests and shimmering seas, this region is highly attractive to those seeking variety and a superb quality of life, as well as affordable housing. A great place to raise a family, we have a strong sense of community and a shared spirit of cooperation. We are one of the fastest growing areas in Canada and educational facilities range from elementary to full degree programs at the North Island College.

The valley enjoys short mild winters and warm dry summers. The Comox Valley is also host to over 50 annual festivals, and the local Sid Williams Theatre provides year-round performing arts. For great boutique shopping, go to 5th Street in Courtenay and visit the local restaurants, farmers market and vineyards for the renowned local food scene.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Mount Washington Ski resort, which has 1700 acres of terrain, is only 30 minutes outside the city. World-renowned mountain biking trails that can be ridden year round are located in Cumberland. Furthermore, the beautiful west coast community of Tofino is only 2.5 hours away. A typical weekend in the region can include superb salmon fishing, paddle boarding at Goose Spit or on Comox Lake, a tube float down the Puntledge River, or time spent on a patio at one of the three local micro-breweries.

The physician community is welcoming and collegial with 15 full-service medical clinics, two walk-in clinics and a military base clinic. We are currently served by the Island Health run Comox Valley Hospital, a new 153-bed acute care facility.

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Courtenay

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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