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Critical Care Respirologist

Critical Care Medicine
Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2020-08-22  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Calgary Zone To learn more about this zone
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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.

Increasing scholarly capacity is helping the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to being one of Canada’s top five research universities, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates as ‘I will lift up my eyes.’

Qualifications include:

MD, FRCPC (Critical Care Medicine and Respiratory Medicine)

1 or more years specialized training in the management of patients requiring chronic ventilatory support (to be completed prior to the start date)

MSc or PhD in clinical or health services research

Eligibility for licensure in the province of Alberta

Established reputable excellence in clinical care and teaching of medical students and residents.

Must read, write and speak English.

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

Fee for Service.

Potential AARP in future.

Specialist On Call.

The practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Dr. Tom Stelfox

Department Head, Critical Care Medicine

FMC-McCaig Tower, 3134 Hosptial Dr NW

Calgary, AB T2N 5A1

Phone: 403-944-0732

Fax: 403-283-9994


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Scott Banks, Department Manager at by 26 Aug 2020.

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Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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