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PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJuly 30, 2018

Posted DateJanuary 30, 2018


Hospital NameMazankowski Alberta Heart InstituteRead more about this hospital

Job Description


Alberta Health Services, in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, are inviting applications from Anesthesiologists with advanced Cardiac training to join the Department of Anesthesiology in the Edmonton Zone.

A team of more than 160 department members, the Edmonton Zone Department of Anesthesiology is composed of physicians, anesthesiologists, scientists, educators and allied health professionals who provide services to eight Edmonton hospitals, and referrals from northern and western Alberta.

The position will be based out of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state of the art facility that provides secondary and tertiary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. It has the largest heart transplant program in Canada and is the only heart institute in the country providing care for both pediatric and adult patients. Three state of the art EP labs opened in 2009 making the Institute one of the best-equipped facilities in North America. Other defining features include a fourth dedicated research biplane laboratory with a stereotaxic guidance system - one of two in Canada and a large imaging research center (ABACUS).

The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is affiliated with the University of Alberta, and serves as an important training hospital for residents and students. Therefore, the successful candidates will be encouraged to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta. This will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, which has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton.

The successful applicant shall have certification in Anesthesiology with the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Advanced training in Cardiac Anesthesiology is required. Individuals interested in education of trainees and students are encouraged to apply. Remuneration will be based on a fee-for service model with billing directly to Alberta Health.

Consideration of applications will continue until position is filled. Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should forward their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Keith Drader,
Zone Clinical Department Head
Department of Anesthesiology
2-150 Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine can be found at Information about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and respectively.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
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.

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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