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Part Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2021-06-13  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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The Department of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services (AHS), invite applications for a position as a Gastroenterologist with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Foothills Medical Center, Calgary, Alberta. The position will involve clinical work in gastroenterology, namely endoluminal tissue resection, with a focus on complex polypectomy of the lower GI tract. Additional opportunities for clinical work in upper GI therapeutics, Barrett’s endoscopic therapy and balloon-assisted enteroscopy can be explored. The position is designed to foster rewarding and fulfilling career development.

Alberta Health Services operates five teaching hospitals in the city of Calgary, including the new South Health Campus acute care facility. AHS serves 1.8 million residents of Southern Alberta, Southeastern British Columbia and Southwestern Saskatchewan. The Department provides academic and clinical services in an integrated manner across all of the hospital sites and in several ambulatory care settings.

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, 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 our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.

To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and 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.

Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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Mandatory qualifications include an MD from a recognized university and FRCPC certification in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience. Remuneration will be via a fee for service (FFS) funding model. This will be discussed further with the candidate at the time of the interview.

Qualifications include an MD, FRCPC Gastroenterology (or equivalent sub-specialist certification), and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The successful candidate must have a strong background in all aspects of gastroenterology, and there is the expectation that he/she will participate in the general gastroenterology program at the University of Calgary. The successful candidate will have completed at least 1 year (preferably 2 years) of post-gastroenterology fellowship specialized training in advanced endoscopy. The successful candidate should have a strong record of accomplishment regarding clinical expertise in caring for and managing patients with general gastroenterology disorders in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Specific interests and expertise in gastrointestinal health analytics, triage systems, clinical care pathways and experience in operational wait-time data management is an important asset. MSc training and an interest in contributing to research is considered an asset. Moreover, the candidate should also show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate as well as postgraduate teaching activities of the Section and Department.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

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


The Alberta Medical Association's Continuing Medical Education (CME) program reimburses physicians for expenses incurred during education sessions through an agreement between the Alberta Medical Association and Alberta Health. The annual allotment of $2,562.50 carries forward for three years.

The physician is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits and maintaining medical malpractice insurance through the Canadian Medical Protection Association (CMPA).

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see

Dr. Mark Swain

Section Chief, Gastroenterology


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to By 13-Jun-2021

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to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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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