Specialty Ophthalmology

Subspecialty General

Role and Facility Information

The Island Health Division of Ophthalmology has a position for a general ophthalmologist to join two others at the Cowichan District 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 seven as it is shared with ophthalmologists in nearby Nanaimo.

The Cowichan District Hospital, a 134-bed acute care facility, enjoys an exceptionally collegial atmosphere amongst the general and specialty medical staff. Local specialist services include General and Orthopedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Urology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, ENT, Ophthalmology and Radiology. We also anticipate a new hospital build over the next 5 years bringing added inpatient and ICU capacity as well as state-of-the-art equipment and design.

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Compensation Type

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
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Known as the “City of the Totems,” the community of Duncan takes pride in its rich First Nations heritage. Over 75 totem poles embellish the townscape, along with fascinating cultural artifacts. Duncan is located in the Cowichan region in the south central part of Vancouver Island and is a supply and service hub for the area. It is home to some of British Columbia’s newest vineyards that grow amidst rolling hillsides and country lanes.

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