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Cardiac Associate - Heart Failure, Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support

Clinical Associate
Full Time Practice
Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
2018-03-15  Time: 12:00
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.


Cardiac Associate Heart Failure, Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support

The Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Alberta Health Services, is accepting applications for the position of a highly skilled Clinical Associate for Heart Failure, Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support. The Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alberta has one of the largest training programs in cardiac surgery in Canada.

The Division of Cardiac Surgery presently consists of 10 cardiac surgeons and performs the full range of pediatric and adult cardiac operations performing 1900 open cases per year. The Division is a major transplantation centre for Western Canada performing approximately 70 heart lung and heart transplantations annually. The Division is located in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute which combines state of the art clinical facilities with outstanding opportunities in both clinical and basic science research. In addition to the cardiac surgeons, the Division has a member with a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology affiliated for clinical research support.

Applicants must have Canadian training (or equivalent) in Cardiac Surgery demonstrating the following areas of expertise:

· Competence with independent organ recovery (heart & lungs) for transplantation

· Familiarity and expertise with ex vivo organ perfusion circuits

· Expertise in Mechanical Circulatory Support – short and long term devices

· Can work effectively within a large team based clinical program

· Effective teacher within a cardiac surgery program

· Competence performing procedures and assisting in the cardiac surgery operating room

· Expertise in perioperative care of the heart failure patient

· Expertise in adult & pediatric congenital patient populations (all areas above)

The successful applicant shall be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Appointment in Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Remuneration will be via fee for service.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should arrange to have a current curriculum vitae as well as the names of three references forwarded to:

Dr. Rod MacArthur

Division Director, Cardiac Surgery

3H2.17 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre

8440 – 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2B7 Canada


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