CVICU Intensivist

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The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone, in partnership with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, invites applications for a position of Adult Intensivist at the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) based at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute within the University of Alberta Hospital. The position is aligned with a Clinical Faculty position within the Critical Care Department at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the more than 4.3 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute in Edmonton is a world leader in complex cardiac care and surgery with a team of world class cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac care intensivists, researchers and educators advancing the prevention, detection, treatment and study of cardiovascular disease.

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 Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is also one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions and has been internationally recognized among the world’s top 50 medical schools. The Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta is a growing research-focused Department, currently consisting of 10 primarily appointed and 5 cross appointed Geographic Full-time Faculty and greater than 40 Clinical Faculty. Research spans the spectrum from laboratory-based experimental and translational work through epidemiology, clinical trials, and health services research in all aspects of Critical Care Medicine. The Department considers education a high priority and provides leadership to the educational and administrative activities of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Medical Association, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The CVICU is a 24-bed unit served by 9 Royal College Fellowship trained Critical Care specialists whose base specialties are in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Anesthesia and Cardiovascular Surgery. There are approximately 1600 admissions per year to the CVICU including post coronary bypass, valve replacement and aortic surgery cases. The unit has fully integrated programs in Mechanical Circulatory Support and Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for respiratory failure, as well as serving the second largest heart and lung transplant program in Canada.


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

Individuals dedicated to the highest standard of care of complex cardiac surgical and thoracic organ transplant patients are encouraged to apply. Clinical experience or advanced training in cardiac surgical critical care is desirable. Participation and leadership in extra clinical work in alignment with the Department of Critical Care academic mission is expected, particularly in the areas of health research, quality improvement, clinical ethics and medical education.


Remuneration will be with Fee for Service and an honorary stipend from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The position consists of eight clinical weeks and four partial weeks a year in accordance with the current clinical coverage model in the unit. Start date is July, 2020, however is negotiable.

Recruiter Contact:

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

Dr. Shelley Duggan

Zone Clinical Department Head, Department Critical Care

2-124 Clinical Sciences Building
8440-112 Street

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7

Applications will begin being reviewed on February 14, 2020 however, the competition will remain open until filled.

Further details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Division of Critical Care Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home page at

Further details about Alberta Health Services can be found at

28 June 2020
Location: Canada Alberta Edmonton
Salary: Excellent Remuneration and Benefits CAD per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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