Ophthalmology - Annapolis Valley

Date: Jun 20, 2024

Location: Middleton, NS, CA, B0S 1P0

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

Requisition ID: 35809 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 650,000 - 700,000 

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Site Visit Program; Relocation Program 

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About the Opportunity

An opportunity exists for a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified, patient-oriented team player to join a busy, private, fee-for-service Ophthalmology clinic in the Annapolis Valley and work alongside two other comprehensive ophthalmologists. The office is well established in an ideal location just a few minutes from Hwy 101 in New Minas and serves a population of approximately 110,000 centered in Kings County.


The position is suited to a true comprehensive ophthalmologist as the current practice provides general ophthalmic care for medical glaucoma and retina, cornea, uveitis, low vision, lids and cataracts, and has a strong pediatric service with some strabismus surgery. Interest or additional training in glaucoma and/or oculoplastics would be an asset.


The office was renovated in 2008 and is a 6,000 sq. ft. ambulatory care facility with seven lanes and a minor procedure room equipped with a microscope. Experienced and well-trained clinical staff includes technicians, three orthoptists and administrative staff, who provide patient care and technical support with in-house Zeiss Cirrus OCT, Canon retinal camera, Optos, A- and B-Scans, IOL Master 500, specular microscope, topographer, Humphrey and Goldmann visual field machines, and Argon, SLT and YAG lasers.  

The OR, located at a local community hospital Soldiers Memorial (SMH) in Middleton, has a new Alcon microscope and Centurion and an outstanding surgical support staff, including an anesthetist. There is one full day per week of OR time available for cataract surgery. Additional minor procedure time is available at Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) located nearby and provides a wide range of services (24-hour ER, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, general surgery, urology, pediatrics, ENT, obs/gyn, orthopedics, vascular surgery).


The Nova Scotia Eye Centre (NSEC/IWK) is located in Halifax, approximately one hour away, and provides excellent and extensive sub-specialty care. Teaching opportunities exist at the NSEC as well as convenient access to numerous educational meetings.


The successful applicant will be a strong team player who can interact successfully with other team members of the staff and live locally. Overhead structure is a fixed percentage of billings.


  • work as a full scope of practice ophthalmologist to provide care to the patients within the Western Zone
  • support the Nova Scotia Health Authority in advancing the delivery of specialty care by liaising with the applicable staff within the zone and province
  • provide consultation support to the Western Zone, which includes day-time coverage and occasional overnight/weekend coverage
  • be accountable to the patient population in the Western Zone by providing clinics and occasional satellite clinics
  • be responsible to the Zone Surgery Department Head for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority

Expected Hours

  • full-time with one full operating room day per week


Community Details

The beautiful Annapolis Valley spans across over 100 km between two parallel mountains - the north and south - and is rich in both history and culture. There is a diverse agricultural industry with an abundance of farmer markets in various communities. The Valley is home to several award-winning wineries as well as Acadia University. The Annapolis Basin is in the west and the Minas Basin - which boasts some of the highest tides in the world - in the east. There are many communities throughout the Annapolis Valley all with their unique qualities and charm! Vibrant arts, museums, hiking & biking trails, live theatre, parks, recreational activities, cafes and restaurants, breweries and cideries along with specialty shops are just some examples of what you'll find. All of this is conveniently located approximately an hour an international airport and the Halifax Regional Municipality where all cultural indulgences of a capital can be found. There is lots to do and see in the Annapolis Valley! Watch:  Have It All

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine. 


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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