The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Division of Critical Care Medicine, in partnership with the Clinical Department of Adult Critical Care, Alberta Health Services, invites applications for Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) Fellowship Locum to be based at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The CVICU at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (MAHI) is a 26-bed unit served by 8 fellowship-trained Intensivists with base specialty training in Anesthesia, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Respirology. There are approximately 1400 admissions per year including coronary artery bypass, valve, combined coronary artery bypass / valve, thoracic aorta, and adult congenital heart cases. The MAHI has a rapidly expanding ventricular assist device service as well as the second largest thoracic organ transplant service in Canada.
The University of Alberta has been ranked amongst the top teaching and research universities in the world. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and attracts more than $480 million in sponsored research revenue.
The one-year clinical fellowship is aimed at Canadian trained adult critical care medicine physicians interested in specialized training related to cardiovascular intensive care. The fellowship consists of clinical rotations in the CVICU, and selected rotations in echocardiography, cardiac anesthesia, transplantation, and ventricular assist devices.
Academic activities include a CVICU Seminar Series, ECLS Course, and Grand Rounds in the specialties of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Anesthesia, and Critical Care Medicine.
The fellowship is funded through clinical work that includes evening and weekend in-house call. For interested candidates, a second year to facilitate research or graduate studies may be available. Remuneration for this position will be a fellowship stipend from the University of Alberta. This remuneration will be commensurate with analogous Royal College program seniority with market supplement.
The successful candidate will be Canadian trained and certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with an MD, FRCPC or FRCSC, possess a specialist certificate or equivalent in Critical Care Medicine, and be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services 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.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience along with a copy of their CPSA practice permit or letter of eligibility and three reference letters to: