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StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateApril 29, 2019

Posted DateOctober 29, 2018


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Pediatric Neurosurgeon

The Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services – Edmonton Zone, University of Alberta – Division of Neurosurgery, invite applications for a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, an active Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) in Neurosurgery and fellowship training in Pediatric Neurosurgery. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree (Master’s, PHD) and significant academic interest in research, teaching and clinical practice.

The successful candidate will participate in a call schedule with the other pediatric neurosurgeons, and will participate in research efforts: initiating new clinical research projects, entering patients into on-going clinical trials, supervising students, residents and fellows. The successful candidate will be able to work in a “team” based environment with the other pediatric neurosurgeons. The successful candidate will be an experienced neurosurgeon with a commitment to clinical excellence.

The successful candidate will have an appointment with the University of Alberta, Department of Surgery, and Division of Neurosurgery. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent resident of Canada. The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to employment equity.

Please send a letter of introduction, three references and your curriculum vitae in PDF format by to:

Dr. Matt Wheatley MD, PHD, FRCSC
Section Head, Division of Neurosurgery
Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Center
Level 2 – Neurosurgery
8440 112th St
Edmonton, Alberta


Compensation Type
Fee for Service
Average Annual Income
$500,000 - $750,000
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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A letter of Eligibility or Application Approved from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or Alberta Medical License or Professional License is required for application.