StatusOpen for Applications
CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community
Closing DateMarch 12, 2018
Posted DateSeptember 12, 2017
Hospital NameMazankowski Alberta Heart InstituteRead more about this hospital
The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Adult Echocardiographer to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Heart Institute. 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.
The University of Alberta''s Division of Cardiology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state of the art facility that provides tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to one of the premier Echocardiography programs in the country offering a complete spectrum of Echocardiography imaging including Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo to a wide spectrum of patients including subspecialized populations in patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Transplantation and VAD. In addition, a vibrant research and Fellowship program exit which is essential to the academic mission.
The successful recruit will join a group of 34 cardiologists including seven other Echocardiographers. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a premier institution with an internationally recognized Echocardiography program. The candidate must be proficient in Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo. Additional training in myocardial perfusion echocardiography, and management of patients with complex valve disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would be an asset. Particular attention will be given to candidates with leadership experience or training in order to transition in to a directorial role in the echocardiography laboratory.
The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent. He or she will be eligible for certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. As well, he or she will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have Specialty training in Echocardiography with proficiency in Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo. It is expected that the successful candidate lead a Quality Assurance Program to ensure highest quality and standards in addition to collaborating in clinical research.
Key clinical accountabilities of is recruitment will include, but will not be limited to: Equitable Echocardiography service, Outpatient General Cardiology Clinic, Inpatient service, Emergency Triage, and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities.
The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.
Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. ($366,130 - $497,130)
Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc., along with three letters of reference.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Dr. Wayne Tymchak
Divisional Director, Cardiology
2C2 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
Ph: 780-407-3113 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will begin being reviewed on April 1, 2017 (Note: 2 weeks after ad posted); however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.
The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.
Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.med.ualberta.ca.
Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca and www.covenanthealth.ca.
How to Apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire 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.
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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.
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