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Epilepsy Neurologist

Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2018-04-30  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.

Duties include providing clinical service in the Section of Neurology and clinical teaching but substantial time will be protected for research. Hospital service will be for the seizure monitoring unit and to provide Seizure Monitoring Unit and City-wide EEG call for 7-9 weeks annually including weekends plus an equivalent number of weeknights. Outpatient clinical work will focus on the management of complex epilepsy and include weekly EEG interpretation.

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We are seeking applications for a full-time academic position, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to develop a vigorous, independent, basic or clinical research program in an area related to Epilepsy. The successful clinician scientist candidate will focus on basic translational research in Epilepsy. An advanced degree in basic/translational research training and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to epileptogenesis and disease mechanisms are essential. The successful clinical researcher candidate will focus on areas related to Health Outcomes Research in Epilepsy. An advanced degree with research training in clinical epidemiology and demonstrated commitment to research in areas related to Health Outcomes Research and Analytics are essential. The ability to establish an independent research program as demonstrated by a portfolio of scholarly work is also required.

Clinical qualifications include an MD, a specialist certificate in Neurology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible to attain this certification, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The candidate must be certified in EEG by the CSCN, and have formal training in the management of patients with complex epilepsies seen at a tertiary care centre, including ICU and continuous EEG monitoring, pre-surgical evaluation, proficiency and experience with various modalities of intracranial EEG planning and interpretation, ECoG, and cortical stimulation for function mapping. We are seeking an individual with proven clinical excellence and a record of working well within a team.

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.

$360,000 to $460,000 per annum paid by Clinical Neurosciences Academic Alternative Relationship Plan

Specialist On Call rate is approximately $432.00 per day: Along with scheduled hospital service for the seizure monitoring unit and for City-wide EEG weeknights and weekends will be included and are considered on call. This will be for 7-9 weeks annually.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Continuing Medical Education reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible Practitioner receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for three years.

Dr. Rajiv Midha

Department Head

Foothills Medical Centre

Calgary, T2N 2T9

Phone: 403.944.1260

Fax: 403.270.7878


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to By 01-Aug-2017

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