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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 2018

Posted DateAugust 01, 2017


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Academic Neurology Physician, Acute Stroke Program
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Medicine

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology invites applications for an academic Stroke physician to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital. The successful applicant will have a major clinical focus, dedicating at least 60% of their time to clinical activity including participation in the Alberta Stroke Program that aligns with the existing strengths of the University, Faculty, Department and Division. The successful candidate will have Stroke fellowship training with or without additional Faculty experience beyond Neurology training. Evidence of scholarly activity (research, publications, successful grant applications or clinical program development) will be required.
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 is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. The Division of Neurology currently has 30 Faculty members. It provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton, and consultative services to Northern Alberta and western NWT. The Stroke Program has 9 neurologists who deliver acute Stroke care, Telestroke services, Stroke ward management along with academic basic science and clinical research.
The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Neurology by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
Key accountabilities will include, but will not be limited to: clinical practice of acute Stroke care, Telestroke care, inpatient Stroke care and ambulatory care in the UAH Adult Stroke clinic, classroom and bedside teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, including Neurology subspecialty residents and Stroke fellows. Clinical practice is expected of the successful candidate and may include, but not be limited to, inpatient consultation and participation in Zone wide after hours call; ambulatory care. Other areas of clinical interest may be incorporated into the role.
The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Medicine, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement, and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Academic rank will commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. ($391,130-$497,130)
Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, grants and publications, along with three letters of reference to

Dr. Douglas Zochodne
7- Clinical Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G3
Ph: 780-248-1928
The competition will remain open until the position is filled.
The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over 1.5 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
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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
Alternate Payment Plan
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.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

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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