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Neonatologist - ACH Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   8 views
Job Details

The Section of Neonatology, Department Pediatrics, invites applications for a full-time Neonatologist. Training or experience in Neonatal-Perinatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-up is a requirement. The successful candidate will have 70% time for clinical activities and 30% allocated to administration, research, and education.

Candidates must have completed residency training in Pediatrics and received certification in Pediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or equivalent and must also have completed Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine accredited by the RCPSC or equivalent. In addition, the successful candidate must be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Neonatal Care is provided at 5 Hospitals within the Calgary Zone: Level III Neonatal Critical Care with surgical, neurocritical and cardiac care at a stand-alone NICU at Alberta Childrens Hospital (ACH), Level III Perinatal Critical Care at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC), and Level II Neonatal Critical Care at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus.

The Neonatal Program includes a nationally recognized Neonatal Follow-up Clinic (NFC) at the ACH and a RCPSC-accredited Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Residency Program, and AFC programs in NNCC and TNE. A busy transport service (Southern Alberta Neonatal Transport Service) and a Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultation service provide comprehensive care. The Section of Neonatology provides neonatal care to Southern Alberta, which has an annual birth rate of approximately 24,000. There are a total of 126 Level II and III beds amongst five (5) Calgary Zone Acute Care Hospitals, admitting an average of 2800 neonates annually. Additionally, ACH provides patient care to Southern Alberta, SE British Columbia, and SW Saskatchewan, with a catchment area of approximately 2.5 million people.

The Department of Pediatrics has more than 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Many members are also part of the Alberta ChildrensHospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health (ACHRI) or other Faculty research institutes. Refer to the Department of Pediatrics website at for more information about the Department, its faculty, services, and accomplishments.

The successful candidate will primarily contribute to clinical service at the ACH NFC and PLC level 2 facility with additional clinical duties at both level 3 NICUs.

The NFC provides multidisciplinary longitudinal assessment and care of very high-risk infants who are born very premature, extremely low birth weight, or who have experienced specific complex therapies early in life. Services include neurodevelopmental assessments, family support and anticipatory guidance, early detection and diagnosis of disabilities and delay, care coordination for complex patients, early referrals and interim care, and transition to educational services for preschoolers. The NFC is actively involved in quality improvement and surveillance including contribution to the Canadian Neonatal Follow-up Network, research including multicenter randomized control trials, and education/training for NPM, pediatric, and developmental pediatric residents, as well as allied health disciplines. In addition to clinical service, the successful candidate will participate in research, education, and administration in the NFC.

The successful candidate will be based at the ACH NICU Level 3 facility with additional clinical duties at the RGH NICU Level 2 facility and the FMC NICU level 3 facility. There are 14 funded beds at the ACH NICU, which serves neonates with surgical, neurocritical, cardiac and complex care needs. The successful candidate will assist with the neonatal transport service at ACH.

The PLC level 2 facility has 27 funded neonatal beds, and provides care to preterm infants, term infants with common neonatal problems, and families experiencing addiction and mental health issues. Candidates with an interest in trauma informed care, family integrated, and family centered care are welcomed. Educational training opportunities include mentoring clinical assistants, NPM and pediatric residents, and clinical clerks, as well as simulation and training in neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) and code blue scenarios. The successful candidate will assist with further developing this level 2 facility, working alongside the interdisciplinary team as well as a strong obstetric, MFM, pediatric, family medicine and midwifery team. Initiatives include development of a level 2B unit, rooming-in and social supports for families experiencing addiction, augmenting the mother-baby dyad and skin-to-skin care, and quality improvement/assurance.

Were passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, across the Calgary Zone. 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.

Qualifications include an MD or equivalent, a certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics or equivalent certification from another professional association, and the completion of a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine accredited by the RCPSC or equivalent. Candidates must be eligible for an Independent Practice License from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and provide proof of eligibility and for medical staff privileges from Alberta Health Services. Training in Neonatal Follow up or Developmental Pediatrics is an asset.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Pediatrics
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Community Info:

    Calgary has been named one of the worlds most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgary is a modern and rapidly growing cosmopolitan municipality with a population of over 1.3 million people and has an excellent school system (both public and private), and a vibrant international cultural scene. Calgary is beautifully laid out with rivers, parks and other recreational areas and Calgarians enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. Many attributes contribute to an overall outstanding quality of life.

  • Posting Date: Mar 21, 2023
  • Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023
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