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SpecialtyVascular Surgery

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateJanuary 01, 1900

Posted DateNovember 02, 2016


Hospital NameGrey Nuns Community HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Vascular Surgeon
Edmonton, Alberta

Covenant Health, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, invites applications for two Vascular Surgeons to be based primarily at the Northern Alberta Vascular Centre (NAVC), at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

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. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 4.2 million people, with the vascular services of NAVC covering 2.3 million people in Northern Alberta and the Territories.

Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres. In 2007 it was decided to regionalize vascular services to the Grey Nuns Hospital. Covenant Health is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 22 Catholic facilities in 14 communities across Alberta.

NAVC is a fully equipped vascular program with a dedicated vascular ward, brand new step-down unit, full ICU/CCU services, dialysis unit, and a full service, complimentary vascular radiology department. Clinical work is supported by a full-time Clinical Associate and in-house night-time physician extenders, who provide exceptional 24/7 coverage of the Vascular ward and Emergency Department. Resident training is an integral part of the program and includes trainees from cardiac, general, orthopedic and urologic surgery. Alberta has a very competitive fee schedule. In addition, our group believes in an equitable division of resources, with no "seniority" rules. OR time and outpatient department time is ample and equally distributed to all members.

The successful candidate will complement a team of fellowship-trained vascular surgeons to provide vascular consultative services to the Edmonton Zone and Northern Alberta. The NAVC at the Grey Nuns covers the full spectrum of vascular disease, including an established thoracic and abdominal endovascular aortic program. Two integrated operative/endovascular suites with fixed imaging are proceeding through the planning stages, allowing the progressive utilization of new endovascular technologies. All members will need to do arterial reconstructions (aortic, peripheral and trauma), aneurysm repair, carotid surgery, amputations and dialysis access surgery. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with additional training in advanced endovascular techniques, including aortic fenestrated and branch grafting.
The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Vascular Surgery with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). Remuneration will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three references to:

Dr. Harold Chyczij -AND- Dr. Cliff Sample
Section Chief & Acting Divisional Director, Facility Chief, Surgery
Vascular Surgery, Edmonton Zone Grey Nuns Hospital, Covenant Health
Alberta Health Services/ Covenant Health
Clinical Professor, University of Alberta

Applications will begin being reviewed starting December 1, 2016; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one 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

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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
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.

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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