University of Alberta

CVICU Intensivist (Clinical Academic Colleague)

MED Critical Care Medicine

Competition No.  -    A105732330
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Department of Adult Critical Care, Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Critical Care Medicine invites applications for a Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) Intensivist to be based at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The University of Alberta Hospital is one of Canada's leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from across western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, emergency and trauma care, and a state-of-the-art burn unit. The site's Organ and Tissue Transplant Program is also recognized as a national leader in both success rates and transplant volumes.

The Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone CVICU at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is a 24 bed unit served by 7 fellowship trained intensivists with base training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Anaesthesia and Cardiovascular Surgery. There are approximately 1500 admissions per year including post-bypass, valve and combined bypass valve cases. We have 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 100 teaching and research universities in the world serving over 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff.

The Department of Critical Care Medicine is a growing clinical and academic-focused Department, currently consisting of 39 Clinical Faculty, 6 primarily appointed and 3 cross appointed Full-time Academic Faculty. The Department has one of the largest Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Adult Critical Care Training programs. In addition, cardiac critical care and CVICU fellowships have been developed. Research spans the spectrum from fundamental and translational work through epidemiology and health services research in all aspects of the practice of Critical Care Medicine. 

Individuals dedicated to the development of an academic educational program related to focused echocardiography within the Department of Critical Care Medicine are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a certified level three cardiographer with expertise in curriculum development. Clinical expertise with a base specialty of Cardiac Anaesthesiology would be preferred but all will be considered. The successful candidate will be a clinical academic colleague within the academic Department of Critical Care Medicine. An appointment as special continuing status Academic Faculty may be considered. They are expected to be an active member in the educational, research and quality improvement activities of the CVICU and Department. Specific responsibilities of this position include clinical service (in-house evening and weekend call required), undergraduate and postgraduate education, Departmental continuing professional development and some administration depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and interest and Departmental needs.

The successful candidate will be certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with an MD, FRCPC, possess a specialist certificate or equivalent in Critical Care Medicine, and be eligible for licensure with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Remuneration will be with Fee for Service billings. Clinical service in base specialty is potentially negotiable and will depend on the individual selected.  Applications will begin being reviewed on April 15, 2017, however, the competition will remain open until filled.

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.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of application and current curriculum vitae outlining their clinical experience, education, research interest as well as a copy of their CPSA practice permit or letter of eligibility and three reference letters to:

How to Apply

Dr. David Zygun, Chair/ZCDH
Department of Critical Care Medicine
2-124 Clinical Sciences Building
8440 - 112 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2B7