The Vista Alpina AG Eye Clinic is one of the leading ophthalmology providers in the canton of Wallis. The modern practice premises and the outpatient clinic with type I operating theatre are conveniently located in the Visp railway station building. Vista Alpina also includes an ophthalmology practice in Sierre, which is located near the railway station. With around 30 employees, a wide range of services and over 5,000 procedures per year, the Vista Alpina Eye Clinic is ideally prepared to successfully take on the challenges of the future. As a teacher clinic, Vista Alpina can train assistants and residents in ophthalmology including surgical procedures (C1 and C2 training centre). Despite its fast growth, Vista Alpina has been able to retain its family spirit. For our further development we are looking for a:

Deputy Chief Ophthalmologist, Surgeon

We count on you:

  • You will look after an interesting patient base and perform a large number of cataract operations of different degrees of difficulty in our own operating theatre.

  • In addition to cataract surgery, you have a specialization in another segment such as eyelid surgery or retina. 

  • We are interested in a longer-term commitment (>2 years)


Your profile:

  • You have a degree in ophthalmology / ophthalmic surgery.

  • You are highly motivated and extremely competent in your field.

  • You have above-average surgical skills and provide evidence of significant case numbers and low complication rates.

  • You have a good knowledge of German, knowledge of French is desirable.

  • You work independently, conscientiously and in a patient-oriented manner.

What you value about us:

  • We offer a risk-free entry into private medical practice.

  • An interesting patient base and cooperation with a highly professional and friendly team.

  • Scientific and medical exchange at a high level.

  • Modern infrastructure with smoothly functioning processes as the basis for efficient treatment that is nevertheless focused on the patient.

  • We are constantly investing in innovations and therefore always have the latest high-end equipment at our disposal.

  • Flat hierarchies and a collegial, family-like atmosphere.

  • Variable employment and working time models as well as attractive conditions that are above average throughout Switzerland.

Your application:

Are you interested? Please send your complete application documents to bewerbung[at] or Augenzentrum Vista Alpina AG, Dr. med. Kristof Vandekerckhove, Bahnhofplatz 1a, CH-3930 Visp.

Vista Alpina is at home in the most beautiful, healthiest and safest canton in Switzerland, the Valais. Europe's most beautiful skiing and hiking areas (Zermatt, Saas Fee and others) are on our doorstep. We work and live where others go on holiday. Due to the location of the main branch directly in the Visp railway station building, it is also possible to commute with direct connections from Spiez (25'), Thun (35') or Bern (56'). Even Zurich is only 2 hours away by train, Lausanne a good 1 ½ hours. Consultations at the Sierre branch are also possible.

For families with growing children, Valais is an ideal place to live with an excellent education system.