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Infectious Diseases Specialist

Infectious Diseases
Full Time Practice
Misericordia Community Hospital
2021-02-05  Time: 23:59
To be Confirmed
Covenant Health
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Covenant Health, in partnership with Alberta Health Services and the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, invites applications for an Infectious Diseases Specialist based at the Misericordia Community Hospital.

Covenant is Canada’s largest Catholic provider of health care, with 26 Catholic facilities in 15 communities across Alberta. As a major provider in Alberta’s integrated health system, the Covenant family (Covenant Health, Covenant Care, and Covenant Living) works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Albertans through a broad range of programs and services in our hospitals, health centres and continuing care centres.

This is a 1.0 FTE position (.70 FTE Infectious Diseases and .30 FTE Infection Prevention & Control).

The successful candidate will be expected to provide adult infectious diseases clinical services, which include (but will not be limited to) inpatient consultation and ambulatory clinics, as well as management of patients on home parenteral or outpatient antimicrobial therapy. Longitudinal outpatient management of patients living with HIV/AIDS is a requirement. Treatment of patients with viral hepatitis including antiviral therapy is an option. Other activities within the scope of infectious diseases may be an option for the successful candidate with specific interests, e.g., wound care, STI, tuberculosis. In collaboration with their colleagues, the successful candidate will deliver on call inpatient consultation services to hospital patients.

The successful candidate will be an MD with certification in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Additional training or experience in Infection Prevention & Control is preferred.

The successful applicant will also be expected to apply for a Clinical Faculty Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Remuneration for all direct patient-related services will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining previous training and experience along with three reference letters to:

Dr. Karen Doucette
Professor of Medicine, University of Alberta
AHS Section Chief, Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine, University of Alberta

Dr. Cliff Sample
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Quality
Covenant Health

Applications will be accepted until February 5, 2021; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Covenant Health, the University of Alberta, and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
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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