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Locum Clinical Neonatologist

Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Part Time Practice
Sturgeon Community Hospital
2021-08-02  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Edmonton Zone To learn more about this zone
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Alberta Health Services, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, is inviting applications for attending neonatologist position in the Edmonton Zone. The successful candidate will join a group of 30 divisional members in the Department of Pediatrics.


The successful candidate will have clinical service and on-call responsibilities at a combination of level III and level II nurseries. A teaching commitment in the workplace is mandatory (learners include physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, allied health practitioners, and their respective trainees). Successful applicants, whose skill set also aligns well with mentoring, will be supported to apply for a “Clinical Academic Colleague” appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta

The Northern Alberta Neonatal Program, providing newborn services to Northern and Central Alberta, invites applications for a Clinical Locum Neonatologist. Successful candidate should have completed Neonatal fellowship training and should have FRCP(C) or equivalent qualifications in Pediatrics, and will be expected to meet eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.

With over 28,000 deliveries in Edmonton referral area and 3200 admissions per year, six clinical sites deliver the full range of tertiary Neonatology services, including general and cardiovascular surgery, and neonatal follow-up. The Stollery Children’s Hospital houses the Prairie Province Pediatric and Neonatal Cardiovascular Program, with complex cardiac and surgical neonatal admissions going to the David Schiff NICU. The Royal Alexandra Hospital houses the tertiary perinatal centre for Northern and Central Alberta, NWT, NU and Yukon, one of the largest in Canada. The level II sites, at the Grey Nuns, Misericordia and Sturgeon Community Hospitals, have over 11,000 deliveries among them. The Neonatal and Infant Follow-up Program at the Glenrose Hospital provides assessment and follow-up of high-risk infants. The Neonatal Transport Program transfers about 500 babies per year by land and air. There is an active academic Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography service at the Royal Alexandra Hospital site.

The Northern Alberta Neonatal Program provides excellent training opportunities for medical graduates at various levels and disciplines as well as for neonatal nursing practitioners. This includes a RCPSC Neonatal Subspecialty Residency Training Program which attracts national and international trainees. The Edmonton NIDCAP Training Centre, based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, opened in 2017 and is the only training centre in Canada. Active research programs exist in clinical and basic science areas of neonatal medicine and transitional patho-physiology, in collaboration with various departments of the University of Alberta.

Interested applicants must hold and MD degree and must have completed a subspecialty residency in neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Applicants should be able to become certified or eligible to become a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; See the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada ( for more information on various routes of credentialing. The successful candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

Starting salary is commensurate with level of fellowship training and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Intent and a Curriculum Vitae outlining current clinical, educational, research, administrative and leadership experience as deemed appropriate, along with names of three referees by December 2, 2019; however, the competition will remain open until the positions are filled.

Dr. Po-Yin Cheung

Zone Section Chief (Interim), Newborn Health,

Northern Alberta Neonatal Program,

Stollery Children’s Hospital

Room 5027 DTC

Royal Alexandra Hospital

10240 Kingsway, Edmonton AB, Canada T5H 3V9


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

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.

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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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