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Locum Anesthesiologist – Calgary Zone Part-time Job

1 year ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   25 views
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The Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone, invites applications forthe position of Anesthesiologist.

This post has an Academic position at theClinical Lecturer level with the University Of Calgary Cumming School Of Medicine.Successful candidates who have not been previously employed in Calgary will be hired into a one year locum position with the expectation that at the end of the locum they will be offered an associate probationary appointment at one of the four adult sites, providing no concerns are raised during the locum period. Locums will have 3 block (4weeks/block) rotations through the four adult sites (Peter Lougheed Hospital, South Health Campus, Rockyview General Hospital and the Foothillls Medical Centre). The site of final four-week rotation is the choice of the locum and will be selected prior to starting the 7th block.

For those who are not familiar with all of the adult sites in the AHS Calgary Zone, the following is a brief description of each of the adult sites found in the Calgary Zone. Each site is a tertiary care center that is affiliated with the University Of Calgary Cumming School Of Medicine.

Foothills Medical Centre is a 1100-bed care centre that provides care to more than 2 million people inCalgary and surrounding areas. Sub specialty anesthesiology interests that can be accommodated include:thoracics, high risk obstetrics, acute pain, hepatobiliary, neuro, complex spines, and trauma.

The South Health Campus provides anesthesia for a range of surgical specialties, including orthopedics, general surgery, ENT, plastics, as well as gynecology/obstetrics. Subspecialty interests include regional anesthesia, perioperative ultrasound as well as a transitional pain service. As Calgarys newest and smallest anesthesia section, we are keen to continue building a cohesive academic department.

The Rockyview General Hospital provides anesthesia for a range of surgical specialties including orthopedics, ENT, plastic surgery, gynecology,ophthalmology, oculoplastics, general surgery and urology. We have a busy obstetrical suite. We also provide anesthetic care services for out-of-the-OR procedures such as ECT and an acute pain service.

Peter Lougheed Centre provides anesthesia for a range of surgical specialties, including vascular, orthopedic, general surgery, ENT, plastic, oromaxillofacial, as well as gynecology/obstetrics. In addition, we provide care in a variety of out-of-OR locations. These include GI endoscopy, ECT, Radiology and Acute Pain Service in-patient management.

As a citywidedepartment, there is also an expectation of work at non-hospital surgical facilities, as well as other acutecare sites as required by the Section or Zone department.

A standard position in the division will be a 0.8 FTE. This can be changed for academic or personal reasonsby mutual consent. The starting date for this position will be on July 1, 2023 (by negotiation). Thesuccessful applicant will join a family-friendly and collegial department who workcooperatively to facilitate work-life balance.

The candidate will be encouraged to follow good professional and collegial behavior including but not limited to CME, Undergraduate and Postgraduate education, administrative duties, teamwork and simulation. The aim is all members should contribute to or support the academic mission of the department. There are department policies for equitable allocation of work, on call duties and vacation time.

Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care to Albertans every day. We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Calgary Highlights: Calgary is approximately 80km east of the Canadian Rockies and is located in the transition zone between the Rocky Mountain Foothills and the Canadian prairies. It is the largest city in Alberta, with a metropolitan population of 1,392,609 people (Statistics Canada, 2016). The city is large in physical area, consisting of an inner city surrounded by suburban communities of various densities. Calgarys climate is greatly influenced by the citys elevation and proximity to the Rocky Mountains. Calgarys winters are broken up by warm, dry Chinook winds that routinely blow into the city from over the mountains during the winter months. There is easy access to many world class outdoor/mountain pursuits such as skiing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking and golf. Calgary has a vibrant theatre, art, food, sports and music community. It was designated as one of the cultural capitals of Canada in 2012. The city features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, public squares and shopping.

Applicants must be a qualified MD or equivalent, with specialist certification inanesthesiology, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta for independent anesthesia care.

The successful Candidate will have their FRCPC in Anesthesia; have demonstrated the abilityto work with a multi-disciplinary team; superior interpersonal communication skills; and a strongcommitment to delivering innovative anesthetic care.

Desired competencies include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, andmust read, write and speak English.

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

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.8
  • Department: Anesthesiology
  • Specialty: Anesthesiology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Posting Date: Feb 8, 2023
  • Closing Date: Apr 30, 2023
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
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