Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Interventional Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
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Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Pediatrics Dept
Posted date April 26, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time

Description

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS), invites applications for an academic position within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, supporting the Interventional Cardiology Service at the Stollery Children's Hospital.

The University of Alberta is one of the preeminent teaching and research universities in Canada, serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has 21 Departments, active undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs with over 500 graduates annually. The Department of Pediatrics is one of Canada’s leading academic health centres for pediatric specialty and subspecialty education and research.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada's first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to over 4.3 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories. The Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton is part of AHS and is a full-service pediatric hospital and centre for complex pediatric care. It is the only specialized healthcare facility for infants, children, and youth in central and northern Alberta and services cardiac patients in the Northwest Territories. It has among the highest inpatient volumes of any children's hospital in Canada and serves a geographical area of over 500,000 sq km. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Cardiac Sciences Program is the 9th largest in North America by surgical volume and second largest in Canada, a quaternary center providing pediatric cardiac surgical services for Western Canada.

 Responsibilities

The successful applicant will join eighteen academic pediatric cardiologists providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services with expertise in multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and preventive cardiology. New subspecialty programs are under development.

The successful applicant will join 2 interventional cardiologists (1 full time and 1 part time) who provide continuous service and support the Stollery Cardiac Sciences Program. In a year, there are more than 400 cardiac catheterization procedures performed with approximately 2/3 of those being transcatheter interventions. The interventional cardiology service supports the Western Canadian Children’s Heart Network (WCCHN) and accepts referrals from all three prairie provinces for diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. Interventional pediatric cardiologists at our institution work in close collaboration with the adult congenital cardiac interventional program at the University of Alberta Hospital and the Mazankowski Heart Institute which also support all three Canadian prairie provinces. The Division of Cardiology has an active basic and clinical science program, collaborating locally, nationally, and internationally.

In addition to clinical care and research, the division is active in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. The Division is the home for a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. There are numerous trainees (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students; residents, and clinical/research fellows) at the Division each academic year.

This is a full time 1.0 FTE position. The position profile will require 60% clinical service and 40% academic pursuits: the distribution of responsibilities is negotiable. Contributions to education and research are expected from all University faculty.

 Depending on the seniority and experience of the applicant, this position may include opportunities for clinical leadership within interventional cardiology (i.e. Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory).

Qualifications Interested applicants must have:

  • MD degree (or equivalent)
  • Completed subspecialty training in Pediatrics with subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology
  • 1+ years of dedicated training in pediatric interventional cardiology
  • 3+ years of recent experience with high volumes of advanced catheter interventions

Considered an asset:

  • Clinical experience in lymphatic interventions
  • Advanced training or experience in clinical or translational research
  • Leadership experience supporting a busy congenital cardiac catheterization program

The applicant must be certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for more information on various routes of credentialing (https://www.royalcollege.ca/public/credentials/routes). Successful candidates must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

The successful candidate will be offered a contingent tenured or tenure-track appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, which is in accordance with the University of Alberta Faculty Agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be based on the income scale of a competitive and highly successful academic alternate funding plan.

Interested applicants should apply below with their curriculum vitae and letter of application. If you have any questions about the posting, please reach out to Sarah Forgie (sforgie@ualberta.ca) or Lisa Hornberger (Lisa.Hornberger@albertahealthservices.ca).

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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