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Section Chief, Gastroenterology

Part Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2021-11-01  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 Medicine (DOM) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone invites applications for a full-time sub-specialist in Gastroenterology to lead the Section/Division of GI & Hepatology. The position is accountable to provide effective direction and scholarly support for patient care, quality improvement (QI), research, and education within the Section/Division and Calgary Zone.

The role requires a commitment to the Section/Division of GI & Hepatology over other activities and responsibilities. A suitable candidate will offer a vision for developing and implementing innovative clinical services focused on improving the care for the growing population of patients with GI and liver related issues across the province, as well as enhancing the Research, Medical Education and QI mandate of the Section/Division.

Essential qualities include strong communication and interpersonal skills, experience with change management, and an ability to engage stakeholders and make decisions in a transparent manner. Demonstrated skills in team building, collaboration, mentorship, sponsorship and conflict resolution are required. The successful candidate will be expected to lead in the promotion of equity and diversity within the Section/Division.

The successful candidate should have evidence of strong clinical acumen, leadership and scholarly productivity in the areas of research, medical education, QI/safety and/or health policy. A successful track record in teaching is desirable.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be a current DOM member with a career focus in gastroenterology and/or hepatology
  • MD, FRCPC (Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology)
  • Specialist licensure in the province of Alberta
  • Established reputation for clinical excellence as a consultant
  • Strategic thinker with medical, administrative and leadership experience
  • Current University of Calgary appointment (GFT or Clinical)

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.

Both AMHSP and FFS (fee for service) members within the DOM are encouraged to apply, if qualified. An AHS stipend and a UofC stipend are available if the successful candidate is a FFS member.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits. For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see

Dr. Jayna Holroyd-Leduc
Department Head of Medicine, FMC

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to By 1-Nov-2021

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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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