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Pediatric Neurologist-Epileptologist Full-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   9 views
Job Details

The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Neurology, Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone), and the University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, invite applications for a clinical pediatric neurologist with or without a subspecialty interest in epilepsy. This position involves a primary commitment of 70% to clinical activity; however, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute broadly to academic and educational activities of the Section. The relative contributions to academics, education, and/or administration that comprise the remaining 30%, will be allocated based on the successful candidate's goals, and interests, in alignment with opportunities and needs within the Section. This position will be at the Clinical Assistant Professor level or higher, commensurate with experience and profile.

The successful candidate will join an existing group of 11 full-time Pediatric Neurologists and 6 part-time/adjunct faculty. Within the Section of Pediatric Neurology there is a wide breadth of subspecialty expertise and interests such as: epilepsy, sleep, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, neurocritical care, neurotrauma, neuroinflammation, headache, neonatal neurology, as well as fetal neurology and neurodevelopment.

If applying with an expressed interest, and qualifications, in Pediatric Epilepsy, the applicant would join 4 full-time pediatric epileptologists as part of the Alberta Childrens Hospital Comprehensive Childrens Epilepsy Program. Activities in this program are inclusive of epilepsy monitoring and surgical evaluation in infants and children, inpatient and outpatient routine EEG services, PICU & NICU continuous EEG monitoring, a ketogenic diet program, vagus-nerve stimulation assessment and monitoring, clinical neuropharmacology, and translational laboratory research. Our epilepsy program also runs in conjunction with the adult epilepsy program at the University of Calgary as part of the Calgary Epilepsy Program.

The Section of Pediatric Neurology is based at the state-of-the-art Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) and provides comprehensive consultative services to all in-patient units, 2 NICU's and one level-two PICU within the Calgary region, as well as an outreach clinics in southern Alberta. The approximate 2+ million population catchment area includes all of southern Alberta, southwestern Saskatchewan, and southeastern British Columbia. Paediatric Neurology is well-established program at the ACH that receives exceptional support for growth, with an expectation that it develops into a top-tier quaternary referral center. Further, all members of the Section are expected to contribute to the educational mission of Pediatric Neurology, and educational scholarship is encouraged.

For more information regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Michael Esser, Section Chief, Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics. Interested applicants should include the following attachments with their application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact information for three referees

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, all 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, with preferred certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in Pediatric Neurology. Additional recognized training, and/or certification in EEG interpretation, from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), is desired and is an absolute requirement for any candidate intending to participate in the interpretation of EEGs. Eligibility for CPSA approval in the reading of evoked potentials is also welcome.

Applicants must be eligible for an Independent Practice Permit with the CPSA.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Full-time
  • FTE: 1
  • Department: Pediatrics
  • Specialty: Pediatric Neurology
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • 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 is a modern and continuously growing cosmopolitan municipality with a population of over 1.3 million persons and boasts an excellent school system (both public & private), a vibrant international cultural scene, and with proximity to the Canadian Rockies (Banff and Jasper National Parks) a plethora of outdoor activities. The city is beautifully laid out with rivers, parks and other recreational areas. There are plentiful opportunities for delving into the arts, music and sports. Many attributes contribute to an overall outstanding quality of life.

  • Posting Date: Nov 29, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jan 6, 2023
Company Description
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