The Section of Neonatology, Department Pediatrics, invites applications for a full-time Neonatologist. The successful candidate would assist the Section in the leadership and ongoing development of its Neonatal Follow-up Clinic, within Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone (AHS) and the University of Calgary (U of C). The successful candidate will have 70% time for clinical activities and 30% allocated to research, education, and administration.
Candidates must have completed residency training in Pediatrics and received certification in Pediatrics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or equivalent, and must also have completed Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine accredited by the RCPSC or equivalent. In addition, the successful candidate must be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Additional training or formal work experience in Developmental Pediatrics will be an asset.
Neonatal Care is provided at 5 Hospitals within the Calgary Zone; Level III Neonatology at a stand-alone NICU at Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH), Level III Perinatology at the Foothills Medical Centre (FMC), and Level II Perinatology at the Peter Lougheed Hospital, Rockyview General Hospital and South Health Campus. The Neonatal Program includes a nationally recognized Neonatal Follow-up Clinic (NFC) at the ACH and a successful neonatal-perinatal medicine residency program with up to 15 trainees.
The Neonatal Follow-up Clinic provides multidisciplinary assessment of high risk NICU “graduates” each year, generally extremely premature infants and infants with moderate to severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The clinic assesses children until school age. The number of patient-visits is approximately 1200 annually. The clinic has an active role in audit/quality assurance, research and multicenter trials, and education of learners from a wide variety of disciplines.
The Section of Neonatology provides comprehensive neonatal care to Southern Alberta, which has an annual birth rate of approximately 24,000. There are a total of 132 Level II and III beds amongst five (5) Calgary Zone Acute Care Hospitals, admitting an average of 2800 neonates annually.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH) provides patient care to Southern Alberta, SE British Columbia and SW Saskatchewan, with a catchment area of approximately 2.5 million people. The Department of Pediatrics has more than 300 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Many members are also part of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute for Child and Maternal Health (ACHRI) or other Faculty research institutes. Refer to the Department of Pediatrics website at www.ucalgary.ca/paed for more information about the Department, its faculty, services, and accomplishments.
Calgary is a modern and rapidly growing cosmopolitan city with a population of over 1.2 million people, and boasts an excellent school system, vibrant cultural scene, diverse sporting facilities, and close proximity to the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper National Park).
Reviews will commence directly after the posting date and the position will be filled when/if a suitable candidate has been identified. Please submit your curriculum vitae, statement of career interests, and the names of three referees by March 15, 2019 to:
Thierry Lacaze MD, PhD
Professor and Section Chief,
Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
Foothills Medical Centre
1403 – 29th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 2T9
Phone: 403-944-4638 Fax: 403-944-4892
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.