University of Alberta

Plastic Surgeon - Breast Reconstruction

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Surgery

Competition No.  -    A100736036
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Covenant Health, and Alberta Health Services invite applications for an academic Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Reconstruction Surgery. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Misericordia Community Hospital.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. The Plastic Surgery program presently consists of 15 Plastic Surgeons and provides service to the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities. We provide specialized care in all domains of Plastic Surgery.

Covenant is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 26 Catholic facilities in 15 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, the Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres.

The successful applicant will have a job description which includes a commitment to clinical care delivery, education and research. Remuneration will be on a fee-for-service basis through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health. The successful candidate will care for surgical inpatients and outpatients, and participate in the on-call rota supporting the Misericordia Community Hospital and the entire Edmonton Zone through a regional referral program covering Northern Alberta. Specific duties will be required as they relate to the Breast Oncology Program in the Edmonton Zone.

This incumbent will also take part in the undergraduate and post-graduate surgery curricula at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate will be appointed to a special continuing academic faculty position within the Department of Surgery. The position will be recruited at a level dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent with completed training in Plastic Surgery and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This individual must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Plastic Surgery or equivalent and have undergone recognized Fellowship training in Breast Reconstructive Surgery.

Additional details about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Surgery, can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. Jaret Olson

Director, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alberta & Section Chief, Plastic Surgery, Alberta Health Services

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