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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateOctober 31, 2016

Posted DateSeptember 15, 2016

Start DateSeptember 01, 2017


Hospital NameRockyview General HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The candidate will be based at the Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, Alberta and will participate in respirology call coverage, rounds, and local clinical programs. Our clinical focus is in COPD management, specialized pulmonary diagnostics, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing/pulmonary rehabilitation. Our area of academic interest is in epidemiology and health services research, with many members holding cross-appointments in the Department of Community Health Sciences. The Department provides academic and clinical services across 5 teaching hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings serving over 1.8 million residents.

Qualifications & Experience

The Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (AHS), Calgary Zone, invite applications for a position as a clinician researcher in the Division of Respiratory Medicine as a Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor, based on qualifications and experience. A candidate with a proven research track record as an independent investigator will be considered for appointment at a Clinical Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate should have research experience in health economics, administrative databases, and/or clinical epidemiology. They must have a proven record of excellence in research as demonstrated by scholarly publications; and the ability to compete successfully for peer-review funding. Consideration will also be given to candidates with a research track record in sleep or exercise physiology. Preference will be given to candidates with an MSc, and interest in graduate student supervision. This position provides 50% protected time for research. Qualifications include an MD, FRCPC Respirology, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. It is expected that the incumbent will be appointed to a major clinical Faculty position within the Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

To succeed as one of Canada''''s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We''''re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. The university has a clear strategic direction called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ''''I will lift up my eyes''''.
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians enjoys more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour''''s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


Compensation Type
Alternate Payment Plan
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
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.

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