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SpecialtyOrthopedic Surgery


PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateMay 01, 2019

Posted DateNovember 01, 2018


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Academic Orthopaedic Surgeon – Spine Surgery

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta and the Clinical Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services invites applications for a full-time academic orthopaedic surgeon in the field of Spine Surgery.
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery presently consists of 44 surgeons and provides services to the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities including Northern Alberta, Northern British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. The Division provides specialized care in all aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery including Arthroplasty, Foot and Ankle, Oncology, Paediatrics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Trauma and Upper Extremity. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery has a training program of 20 residents and provides fellowship opportunities in Trauma, Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine, Spine, Foot and Ankle and Paediatrics.
The successful candidate will have completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery and will be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They must be eligible for a full, unrestricted license by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. They will have also completed at least a one-year fellowship in trauma and reconstructive spine surgery. The applicant will have demonstrated excellence as a clinician. The incumbent will have also have completed, or be in the process of completing, a master’s degree or higher and display a strong interest in research, either clinical or basic science. The ability to perform collaborative research with other members of the team is expected. The successful candidate will also have shown an interest in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. This position is primarily located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre. The successful applicant will be appointed to the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta.
The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Compensation is fee for service, according to the schedule of medical benefits of Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer, and are strongly committed to diversity. However, in accordance with Canadian law, preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2018 however, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter stating clinical/teaching/research interests along with three confidential letters sent directly from the referee, with the names and contact information of the referees clearly stated on the application should be directed to:
Dr. Frank Kortbeek
Orthopaedic Lead, Edmonton Zone
Room 404 Community Services Centre
Royal Alexandra Hospital
10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3V9
Attention: Sonia Silva, Administrative Assistant
Or email:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


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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