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Pediatric Cardiology

Employer
Alberta Health Services
Location
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Salary
Remuneration is paid through a competitive & successful academic alternate funding plan.
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor within the Division of Pediatric Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics, supporting the Interventional Cardiology Service at the Stollery Children's Hospital. This position is a 1.0 full-time equivalent and includes negotiated and committed protected time for research and other academic pursuits.

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. For more information on the Department of Pediatrics visit https://www.ualberta.ca/pediatrics.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Cardiac Program is the 9th largest in North America in surgical volumes. It is one of the two largest centers in Canada, providing care for much of Western Canada. The chosen candidate would join 18 clinical and 3 associated research scientists providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services and research, with expertise in multi-modal diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and preventive cardiology. In addition to clinical care, the Division of Pediatric Cardiology is active in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents and clinical/research fellows). The Division has a fully accredited Pediatric Cardiology subspecialty-training program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with numerous core cardiology trainees and 7-10 subspecialty fellows matriculating within the Division each academic year. The Division has a thriving research program encompassing initiatives within areas of clinical diagnostics and innovation, basic/translational, health services and population science.

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). 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.

Academic members of the Department of Pediatrics are eligible to become members of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) which supports research excellence dedicated to improving the health of children and women. WCHRI is a partnership between the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, with core funding support from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Alberta Women's Health Foundation. WCHRI is the only research institute in Canada and one of the few in the world to focus on women’s, children’s and perinatal health. Thanks to our funders’ generosity, WCHRI is able to provide a broad range of support to research programs, including access to funding opportunities and research support services (e.g. biostatistics, qualitative design, KT, data management, clinical trials support, grant application development). WCHRI also invests in the next generation of researchers through graduate and summer studentships, postdoctoral fellowships and funding for trainee travel /presentation of research outcomes.
Interested applicants should apply with their curriculum vitae and a letter of application.

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.

Additional Information

  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Child Health
  • Specialty: Pediatric Cardiology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
  • Compensation: 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.
  • Posting Date: May 03, 2024
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
  • Target Start Date: Nov 1, 2024

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