University of Alberta

Academic Adult Echocardiographer/Director of Echocardiography Division of Cardiology

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100633813
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Adult Echocardiographer to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Heart Institute. 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 of Alberta's Division of Cardiology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state of the art facility that provides tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to one of the premier Echocardiography programs in the country offering a complete spectrum of Echocardiography imaging including Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo to a wide spectrum of patients including subspecialized populations in patients with Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiac Transplantation and VAD. In addition, a vibrant research and Fellowship program exit which is essential to the academic mission.

The successful recruit will join a group of 34 cardiologists including seven other Echocardiographers. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a premier institution with an internationally recognized Echocardiography program. The candidate must be proficient in Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo.  Additional training in myocardial perfusion echocardiography, and management of patients with complex valve disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would be an asset.  Particular attention will be given to candidates with leadership experience or training  in order to transition in to a directorial role in the echocardiography laboratory.

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent. They will be eligible for certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  As well, they will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have Specialty training in Echocardiography with proficiency in Stress, Contrast, 3-D and Transesophageal Echo. It is expected that the successful candidate lead a Quality Assurance Program to ensure highest quality and standards in addition to collaborating in clinical research. 

Key clinical accountabilities of is recruitment will include, but will not be limited to: Equitable Echocardiography service, Outpatient General Cardiology Clinic, Inpatient service, Emergency Triage, and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities.

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 Medicine & Health Services Program (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc., along with three letters of reference.  

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Wayne Tymchak
Divisional Director, Cardiology
2C2 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
Ph: 780-407-3113

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How to Apply


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.

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, 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.