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SpecialtyGeneral Surgery

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateMarch 01, 2018

Posted DateMay 02, 2017


Hospital NameMisericordia Community HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Prosthodontist, iRSM (Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine)

The Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health in Edmonton, Alberta, invites applications for a Prosthodontist to be based primarily at the Misericordia Community Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

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. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 4.2 million people.

Covenant Health is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 22 Catholic facilities in 14 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres.

iRSM is a clinical and research centre of excellence that is internationally recognized and is dedicated to reconstruction and rehabilitation of the head and neck. iRSM provides an exciting and rapidly evolving interdisciplinary environment. Clinical care encompasses both congenital and acquired conditions. Research is broadly based involving discovery and translational activity for both basic and applied research. iRSM provides patient-centred care and research through an interdisciplinary teamwork structure that is quality system driven. Commitment to excellence in clinical care and scholarly activity is essential to the future of iRSM. iRSM is a collaborative partnership under a joint agreement by Alberta Health Services, Covenant Health, and the University of Alberta.

The Prosthodontic Position

The prosthodontic position will be based in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry as a tenure track position with secondment to Covenant Health to provide clinical services at iRSM. Within the Department of Surgery the position will be in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The level of appointment will be dependent upon the individual level of experience.

The Prosthodontist will have both clinical, research, teaching and administrative responsibilities within the iRSM team. Clinical responsibilities will involve provision of maxillofacial prosthodontic care involving both intraoral and extraoral treatment. Research responsibilities will involve developing independent and collaborative research. Development of peer reviewed and non-traditional funding will also be required. Engaging the international clinical and research community to advance the aims of iRSM are an important aspect of the position. Establishment of an annually productive international presentation and peer-reviewed scientific publication program are seen as an essential aspect of the prosthodontist position. Teaching is an important requirement of the prosthodontist position and the teaching commitment will be guided by the Head of the Department of Surgery and the Chair of the Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. The incumbent will also be required to contribute to in-service teaching activities at iRSM. Formal and informal mentoring of students, residents, fellows and colleagues is considered important activity by iRSM, the Department of Surgery and the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The prosthodontist will be required to contribute to service and administrative activities at iRSM.


The following qualifications are required:

1. Undergraduate university degree in dentistry.
2. Successful completion of a graduate specialty program in prosthodontics (Masters level program with a research component).
3. Completion of a Master of Science (non-clinical) or preferably a doctoral research program (PhD).

Experience required:

1. A Minimum of 5 years of experience in providing maxillofacial prosthodontic care.
2. Record of experience with conducting both independent and collaborative research.
3. A proven record of publication in peer reviewed journals.
4. A proven record of success with attracting research grant funding.
5. A record of commitment to mentoring and teaching activities.
6. Experience with service administration.

Applicants are invited to submit their curriculum vitae including employment history, a statement outlining clinical, research and teaching interests, a brief description of major contributions, reprints of at least two representative research papers, and the names of at least three referees to:

Timothy Troy, Executive Director
Misericordia Hospital
16940 - 87 Ave
Edmonton, AB Canada T5R 4H5

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review of applications and selection of short-listed candidates will begin on September 1st, 2017.

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

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

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and
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, Alberta Health Services, and Covenant Health 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.

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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