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JOB OPPORTUNITY

Position

SponsorshipEligible

TypePhysician

SpecialtyPediatric Cardiology

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateAugust 31, 2018

Posted DateJune 27, 2018

Hospital

Hospital NameAlberta Children's HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The Section of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children’s Hospital and the University of Calgary invite applications for a full-time position as a Pediatric Electrophysiologist. The rank of this position is at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor, based on qualifications and academic achievements. The position is for 70% - 80% clinical activity with 20%- 30% allocation for education and/or research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of pediatric electrophysiology, including ablation, patient management in a pediatric CIED clinic, a cardio-genetics clinic and pediatric arrhythmia clinics. Opportunities to manage adult congenital electrophysiology in a CIED and outpatient clinic as well as complex ablation are available. There are two state-of-the-art electrophysiology labs with CARTO and Velocity mapping systems. General pediatric cardiology inpatient and outpatient duties are required. There are several research opportunities with strong collaborative ties between the pediatric cardiology, adult electrophysiology and genetics groups.

The section of Pediatric Cardiology has 9 cardiologists with subspecialty representation in imaging, fetal cardiology, heart function, transplant and pulmonary hypertension. There is one pediatric / adult congenital electrophysiologist in the group; she is an active member of the adult electrophysiology group as well. This alliance facilitates clinical, education and research endeavors.

Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Southern Alberta Adult Congenital Program service the City of Calgary and the residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan: a catchment of area of ~ 3 million people. Alberta Children’s Hospital is a free-standing Children’s Hospital which opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art technology for family-centered care, research and education. Calgary is vibrant city of over 1.2 million people. It offers a superb quality of life. Calgary is situated near the Rocky Mountains (Banff National Park), and is rapidly emerging as a cosmopolitan, diverse and cultural center with outstanding green spaces, schools and communities.

$420,000 - $485,000 per annum. Funding source: Alberta Academic Medicine and Health Services Program (AMHSP). Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Specialist On Call: $2,500 to $4,500 per month on average depending on call frequency.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

The AMA, through the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, reimburses eligible physicians for costs incurred with regard to the maintenance and enhancement of knowledge, skills and competency.

The annual allotment of $2656 carries forward for three years but expires on March 31 of the fourth year if not used.

Qualifications & Experience

Candidates must have the following qualifications: MD, Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. A minimum of one year additional training in Pediatric Electrophysiology with an accredited program. Recent work experience and/or training in Pediatric Electrophysiology at an academic center within the last 2-3 years is essential. If the candidate is interested in the practice of adult congenital electrophysiology, additional training in this area is required.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternate Payment Plan
Average Annual Income
$400,000 - $500,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please contact albertadoctors.org.
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