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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateAugust 30, 2018

Posted DateJuly 05, 2018


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Division Director and Nephrology Section Chief for the Edmonton Zone

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites applications for the position of academic Director, Division of Nephrology and Immunology and Nephrology Section Chief for the AHS Edmonton Zone. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is recognized as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. AHS, employing nearly 110,000 people, is recognized among the top 100 employers in Canada.

The Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP) is the largest renal failure program administered by any single center in Canada. Innovative clinical programs and clinical research address the unique challenges of our very large geographic catchment area. All 32 Nephrologists in the city of Edmonton contribute to the clinical teaching mission, delivered at 3 major teaching hospitals. 21 Nephrologists, located at the University of Alberta Hospital hold full-time faculty positions at the University of Alberta and contribute to medical research spanning the spectrum from fundamental science through epidemiology, health economics and health services research. The Division enjoys a strong international reputation in the areas of transplantation and dialysis research. The training program in Nephrology is fully accredited and usually supports 3-5 subspecialty trainees at any given time. The graduate program in the Department of Medicine further supports the training of MSc and PhD students with specialization in Experimental or Translational Medicine.

The position of academic Division Director and AHS Edmonton Zone Section Chief is usually, but not necessarily combined. The successful candidate for each role is expected to be a leader who will further develop the Division and the clinical Section to rival the best Nephrology Groups worldwide. We value, above all, strong, effective leadership and outstanding collaborative skills. Individuals who can skillfully combine the clinical and academic missions will be given preference.

Interested applicants must hold an MD (or equivalent). Certification in Nephrology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada is preferred. Applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Interested candidates are asked to submit a Letter of Intent outlining your vision on Academic, Clinical & Education for the division, and an update Curriculum Vitae to

Applications will be received up to August 30, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information please contact:
Barbara J. Ballermann, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta
Head, Clinical Department of Internal Medicine, AHS


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$400,000 - $500,000
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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