The Department of Critical Care Medicine in conjunction with the Section of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine invites applications for a full time Critical Care Respirologist with Chronic Ventilation expertise at a clinical assistant professor level. The Department of Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Medicine co-manage patients as they move through acute to chronic phases of their illness requiring non-invasive or invasive forms of mechanical ventilatory support. This position will appeal to individuals with demonstrated training, expertise and academic interest in critical care medicine, respirology and chronic mechanical ventilation.
The successful applicant is expected to provide 40% of their time in clinical service within critical care medicine, working as an attending intensivist in the 4 multi-system ICUs operated by the Department of Critical Care Medicine within Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone. The applicant will be joining a dedicated group of 30+ intensivists with varied backgrounds. The department provides graduate (Medical Science MSc & PhD) and postgraduate training opportunities and strong research networks spanning biomedical, clinical and health services research.
The successful applicant will devote 35% of their time to clinical service in respiratory medicine including ambulatory care, pulmonary function test interpretation, hospital inpatient and consultation services (including weekend and weeknight call) and bronchoscopy. Ambulatory care will include patients requiring chronic ventilatory support and general respiratory patients. The Section of Respiratory Medicine is comprised of 35 members representing complimentary subspecialty care programs (e.g., lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, TB, interstitial lung disease) and a close working relationship with thoracic surgeons, chest radiologists and lung pathologists.
The successful applicant will spend 20% of their time on clinical and/or health services research. Apart from bedside clinical teaching, the successful applicant will spend 5% of their time developing and delivering undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education sessions in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Medicine (Section of Respiratory Medicine).
Alberta Health Services (AHS) Calgary Zone operates four adult teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary that serve 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Section of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine provide academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all hospital sites and several ambulatory care settings. Calgary is a vibrant city (population 1,200,000) situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise.
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