University of Alberta

Fee For Service Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist position, Division of Cardiology

Department of Medicine

Competition No.  -    A100632703
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for an Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant (AHFTx) Cardiologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty has been internationally recognized as among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.

The University of Alberta's Division of Cardiology is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state of the art facility that delivers tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The University of Alberta and Mazankowski Heart Institute are home to one of the premier AHFTx programs in the country with full service capabilities. As one of the largest Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) institutions in Canada we provide the breadth of cardiac care, including percutaneous, temporary and durable MCS, as well as complex, high risk cardiac surgeries and interventional procedures. The comprehensive nature of these programs allows us to offer a successful Fellowship Program in AHFTx. In addition, the Mazankowski Heart institute is home to a renowned Heart Function Clinic, with broad expertise, including areas such as Inherited Cardiomyopathies and Cardio-Oncology. The Mazankowski Heart Institute is also unique by providing collaborative Pediatric, Adult congenital and Adult Cardiac Care with regular collaboration between Adult and Pediatric colleagues.

The successful recruit will join a group of 34 cardiologists including four other AHFTx physicians. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a premier institution within an established and thriving AHFTx Team.

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent.  He or she will be eligible to be certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  Furthermore, he or she will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have Specialty Fellowship training in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.

Remuneration will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.

Key accountabilities of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant position will include, but will not be limited to: Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant inpatient consultation, General Cardiology Inpatient service, Mechanical Circulatory Support Service, Emergency Room Cardiology Triage, Heart Function Clinic, Cardio-oncology Clinic, Outpatient General Cardiology and AHFTx Clinics, endomyocardial biopsies and right heart catheterizations and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities.

The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc., along with three letters of reference.  

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Wayne Tymchak
Divisional Director, Cardiology
2C2 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7
Ph: 780-407-3113 E-mail: wayne.tymchak@albertahealthservices.ca

The competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”.  With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone.  For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Home Page at www.med.ualberta.ca

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services are committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply. 

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.