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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateFebruary 29, 2020

Posted DateJuly 30, 2019


ClinicUniversity of Alberta

Clinic TypeHospital


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) in Edmonton, Alberta is inviting applications for an Eighteen Month Fellowship Locum Perioperative Ultrasound Anesthesiologist(s) at the University of Alberta Hospital. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. With unified health care across the province, Alberta Health Services provides a patient-focused quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. This position will be 0.5 FTE clinical time, with the other 0.5 FTE being dedicated to non clinical work relating to their fellowship program. Successful applicants should have a strong interest and passion for perioperative ultrasound anesthesia and demonstrated an interest in teaching and research in the past. This is a new fellowship and we are seeking candidates who are adaptable, enterprising and open-minded. Exposure during residency to the basic skills of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, surface echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography will be regarded favourably in prospective applicants.

We are a major referral centre for northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories and parts of northeastern British Columbia with a referral base of over 1.5 million people. The Anesthesiology group provides services to patients at the Cross Cancer Institute, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Leduc Community Hospital, Misericordia Community Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Sturgeon Community Hospital, and the University of Alberta Hospital.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining experience, and three reference letters by October 31, 2018 to:
Dr. Andrew Shaw, Chair
Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
2-150 Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3

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

The University of Alberta 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

Applicants require an MD or equivalent degree and must have passed the Anesthesiology specialty exams of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the CPSA. This position is contingent on the applicant having applied and qualified for participation in an anesthesia fellowship at the University of Alberta. Remuneration for this position will be based on a fee-for-service schedule along with a Fellowship stipend from the University of Alberta.
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (required)

Additional Competencies

  • Anaesthetics (Required)


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
Under $100,000
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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A letter of Eligibility or Application Approved from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or Alberta Medical License or Professional License is required for application.