AMHSP Position with University Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment Pediatric Rehabilitation and Transition of Rehabilitation Care to Adulthood Physiatrist, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabili

MED Medicine Department

Competition No.  -    A100150962
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in partnership with Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health, invites applications for a Pediatric Rehabilitation and Transition of Rehabilitation Care to Adulthood Physiatrist to be based at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.  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 is currently home to more than 38,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff. 

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine is home to 12 full-time academic physiatrists and researchers and approximately 22 associated clinical academic colleagues. The Division has one of the oldest and best known PMR residency training programs in Canada and currently has 13 full-time trainees.  In addition to clinical training, the Division of PMR has many strong and well-funded researchers, particularly in the areas of spinal cord injury recovery and treatment as well as neuro-prosthetics and neural integration.  Our Division members have been the recipients of many national and international awards recognizing their contributions to rehabilitation science and education.  The Division of PMR is also strongly associated with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in North America, serving all of Northern Alberta, parts of British Columbia, and northern Canada.

The successful candidate will have an MD degree, or equivalent.  He or she will be eligible to be certification in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  As well, he or she will be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA)

Individuals interested in the education of trainees are encouraged to apply.

Key accountabilities of the Pediatric Rehabilitation and Transition of Rehabilitation Care to Adulthood Physiatrist will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Inpatient Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation consultation services at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and Stollery Children’s Hospital;
  • Ambulatory rehabilitation care including but not limited to: Adult Medicine transition rehabilitation clinics and tertiary child health clinics (neuromuscular clinics, upper limb clinics, electromyography, movement disorder and tone management clinics).  

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.

Remuneration for this position is based on the Academic Alternative Relationship Plan (AMHSP). Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Interested applicants are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, etc.

Please address your application to: 

Dr. Vivian Mushahwar,  Interim Divisional Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  and  

Dr. Heather Lindstrom Interim Section Chief, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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.

Applications will begin being reviewed on May 8, 2023; however, 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.

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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

Details about Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health can be found at and

Applicants can address any questions to:

Dr. Vivian Mushahwar,

Dr. Heather Lindstrom,

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire 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.

How to Apply

Apply Online

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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is 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.