University of Alberta

Clinical Academic position for Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician in Infectious Diseases

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100631899
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital.  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.  The University is currently home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Infectious Diseases currently has 26 Faculty members. It provides clinical services to all acute care facilities in Edmonton, and consultative services to Northern Alberta and western NWT. There are established specialty programs in HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT), Transplant Infectious Diseases, Tuberculosis and Infection Control as well as close relationship with Provincial and regional microbiology laboratories, and regional Public Health officials. The Division boasts one of the longest running and most highly regarded Canadian postgraduate training programs in Infectious Diseases. It has a long history of conducting clinical trials of antiviral therapy, and members of the Division are actively engaged in clinical, translational and basic science research. An Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is under development with established and dedicated physician and pharmacist support. 

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent.  They will be eligible for certification in Infectious Diseases with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  They will also be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA). Additional training and/or experience in Antimicrobial Stewardship, health care epidemiology, or health systems management is an asset.    

Key accountabilities of the Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship Physician will include, but will not be limited to, clinical practice of inpatient consultation and ambulatory care in Infectious Diseases. A minimum of 30-40% of the clinical effort is expected to be in the practice of Antimicrobial Stewardship, including, but not limited to, prospective audit and feedback and quality improvement projects. Clinical practice may also include, but not be limited to, participation in Infectious Diseases after hours call; ambulatory care including OPAT; longitudinal care of persons living with HIV/AIDS (optional); management of patients with chronic viral hepatitis (optional). Other areas of clinical interest may be incorporated into the role. Classroom and bedside teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees, including Infectious Diseases subspecialty residents is expected.

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

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (A-ARP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested applicants are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience and research interests, if applicable, along with three letters of reference to:

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Karen Doucette
Divisional Director, Infectious Diseases
Ph: 780-492-8275
E-mail: karen.doucette@ualberta.ca

Applications will begin being reviewed on March 10, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

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

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

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 www.edmonton.ca.

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 www.ualberta.ca 

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca and www.covenanthealth.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis 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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.