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SpecialtyNeonatal-perinatal Medicine

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateSeptember 09, 2018

Posted DateMarch 09, 2018


Hospital NameRoyal Alexandra HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Neonatologist - Clinician Scientist – Department of Pediatrics(16-RAH-PED-NEO-06)

The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – Department of Pediatrics and Alberta Health Services

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites applications from research focused Neonatologists for a contingent special continuing position of Assistant Professor within the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology division.

The successful applicant will join the Northern Alberta Neonatal program. The Northern Alberta Neonatal program offers integrated secondary, tertiary and quaternary newborn services to northern and central Alberta and is a referral centre for northern and western Canada. It provides comprehensive neonatal care in a regionalized, publicly funded system, with over 28,000 deliveries in the referral area and 3,000 admissions per year. The Neonatal Transport program conducts approximately 500 transfers of babies per year.

The Department of Pediatrics is looking for a clinician scientist/investigator to engage primarily in neonatal research. The division is very active in clinical and basic science research programs, specifically in the areas of oxygen transport, developmental biology and resuscitation, as well as translational patho-physiology. The successful applicant will be given dedicated time for research.

The position also has a limited clinical component. The successful individual will join a team of 24 neonatologists and nurse practitioners, at five clinical sites, who deliver the full range of neonatology services, including general and cardiovascular surgery and neonatal follow-up. The successful incumbent will care for inpatients on NICUs throughout the Edmonton Zone and participate in the on-call schedule.

The University of Alberta Medical School is one of the top 50 teaching and research universities in the world. The University of Alberta is home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. Founded a century ago, the University has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.

Interested applicants must hold an MD, hold a FRCPC in Pediatrics or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Completion of a clinical fellowship in neonatology is also required. Candidates with research experience in neonatal resuscitation are preferred.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful clinical alternate funding plan with a starting salary of $320,000.

Interested candidates should forward their curriculum vitae outlining their current research interests, a letter of application, and names of three references to:

Dr. Ernest Phillipos
Northern Alberta Neonatal Program
Room 5027 DTC
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, 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.


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.

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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