Full Time Associate Opportunity - Corner Brook, NL

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 18:45
Job Type: 
180,000 minimum guarantee
Corner Brook Cowan's Optical
1 Mt Bernard Ave
Corner Brook, NL A2H 6Y5
Newfoundland and Labrador CA

The current position available is in Corner Brook on the beautiful West coast of NL.  Corner Brook is the province’s second largest city and is also the gateway to the most amazing outdoor activities and scenery.  Did you know the Netflix series, Frontier, is filmed in NL?  Check out the scenery.  Some of my patients have actually met the series’ star, Jason Momoa (I haven’t been so lucky yet).  When he comes to film he sometimes stays at the Humber Valley Resort where your dream home awaits (this is where I live too).  This opportunity comes with a rent stipend, so there’s no need to live in a basement apartment; live in an amazing house instead.  There’s also a vehicle stipend to ensures you can explore the amazing surrounding region.  Check out https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com, #exploreNL, and Newfoundlandandlabrador on Instagram.  Also check out Marble Mountain, Humber Valley Golf course, Blow Me Down Mountains- all minutes from Corner Brook.  Gros Morne National Park is a 1h30min drive away.  There are 5 microbreweries in the city of Corner Brook and some exciting new hotels and restaurants.  The airport in Deer Lake is 20 minutes away and tourists flock to the area in tourist season to catch views of ice bergs, whales, and to experience the wonderful culture of NL.  

It’s hard to say enough about life in Newfoundland and how much I sincerely recommend anyone to check it out.  Similarly, I wish I could show every optometrist in Canada what it’s like to practice in this setting- it’s truly the best.  

The details 

  • Address 1 Mt Bernard St. Corner Brook NL; www.cowansoptical.ca
  • 180 000 guaranteed minimum but expect to earn more in a comfortable, professional, patient-centric clinical setting
  • Auto-refractor, NCT, Fundus Camera, OCT, Perkins, electronic VA, electronic and manual lensometers, visual field, lens kit/trial frames, diagnostic drops/strips.  You need a dx kit, BIO/20D lens, slit lamp lens (90D recommended), your favourite reading cards, and any BV supplies you may use
  • Full-time optician and office manager on staff
  • Ophthalmology practice across the street with three ophthalmologists
  • Car stipend or company vehicle
  • Rent/mortgage stipend; I recommend a nice house in the Humber Valley Resort where you wake up each day feeling surrounded by natural beauty
  • Access to as much or as little proctorship as desired
  • Opportunities to participate in clinical research/gain authorship
  • Network of colleagues in optometry and ophthalmology to support your new practice; other Cowan’s optometrists are experienced and active in the optometry community of NL; some are members of the College and of the Association in NL
  • Flexible/ make your own schedule and dictate how you would like to practice, while having full mentorship/guidance as you wish

For more information please feel free to email mcintosh.optometry@gmail.com or call/text 407-967-9260.  Interviews are available through Zoom, Facetime, Messenger, and Skype.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Stephen McIntosh, 

Western NL Cowan’s Optical Managing Optometrist