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General Surgeon (Trauma Surgery/Acute Care Surgery)

General Surgery
Full Time Practice
Royal Alexandra Hospital
2018-01-15  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.

General Surgeon (Trauma Surgery/Acute Care Surgery)

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Surgery and Alberta Health Services

The Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, and the Clinical Department of Surgery, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone is accepting applications for a clinical academic General Surgeon with training in Trauma Surgery and/or Acute Care Surgery.

The Division of General Surgery is recruiting a surgeon to start July 1, 2018, although this date is flexible. The candidate will be expected to exhibit a strong research background, with an interest in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma. Elective and acute care coverage will be primarily based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital with Trauma surgery coverage at both the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital sites. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is one of Edmonton’s largest and longest serving hospitals, offering general and specialized medical and surgical health services, and features one of Canada's busiest emergency departments. Located in the heart of the City of Edmonton, the Royal Alexandra Hospital provides a wide variety of health services to the City of Edmonton and surrounding area. The hospital operates 749 beds and cares for almost half a million patients annually, and employs over 4,800 full-and part-time staff.

The Division of General Surgery presently consists of 53 General Surgeons and provides service to the City of Edmonton and surrounding communities. The Division provides specialized care in all aspects of General Surgery including hepatobiliary surgery and transplantation, general surgical oncology, head and neck surgery, endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery, vascular surgery, upper GI surgery, bariatric surgery, breast surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. The Division of General Surgery has one of the largest training programs in General Surgery in Canada.

The successful candidate will care for surgical inpatients and outpatients, and participate in the on-call rotation supporting the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Edmonton Zone, as well as referrals through a regional referral program covering Northern Alberta. The job description includes a commitment to clinical care delivery, education and research. Remuneration is based on a fee-for service model with billing directly to Alberta Health. This individual will also take part in the undergraduate and post-graduate surgery curricula at the University of Alberta. The successful candidate will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague appointment in the Department of Surgery, University of Alberta. This will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Opportunities for further academic involvement may be considered in the future for the appropriate candidate.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent and must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Alberta. The applicant must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in General Surgery or equivalent and have advanced training or significant experience in Trauma Surgery and/or Acute Care Surgery.

Remuneration is based on a fee-for service model with billing directly to Alberta Health.

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hires 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.

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

How to Apply


Dr. David Bigam
Director, Division of General Surgery, University of Alberta
Zone Lead, General Surgery, Alberta Health Services
2D4.36 Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440 - 112 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2B7


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