University of Alberta

General Surgeon

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Surgery

Competition No.  -    A100738262
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

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 are accepting applications for an academic General Surgeon. The successful applicant will be based primarily at the Sturgeon Community Hospital with a flexible start date of approximately March 1, 2019.

The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has been internationally recognized as being among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions. Alberta Health Services is Canada’s largest and only provincial health region providing services for a population of over 4.2 million people. The Sturgeon Community Hospital is located in St. Albert and operates within the Edmonton Zone.

The Division of General Surgery presently consists of 54 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 successful candidate will have acute care experience and will be joining a team of five General Surgeons. The position will have a job description that includes a commitment to clinical care delivery, education, and research. The successful candidate will care for surgical inpatients and outpatients, and participate in an on-call rotation supporting the Sturgeon Community Hospital and the entire Edmonton Zone. Operating room time will be available on Fridays and endoscopy time will be available in the Edmonton zone. Temporary office space will be offered while the successful candidate establishes their own office space. Remuneration will be on a fee-for-services basis through billings submitted by the physician to Alberta Health. The successful candidate will also receive a clinical faculty appointment with the Department of Surgery and take part in the undergraduate and post-graduate surgery curricula at the University of Alberta. Opportunities for further academic involvement may be considered in the future for the appropriate candidate.

Applicants must hold an MD or equivalent with completed training in General Surgery and must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. This individual must have obtained the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in General Surgery or equivalent.

More information about the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and Department of Surgery can be found at Information about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found at and respectively.

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

Dr. David Bigam, Professor & Divisional Director, Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alberta & Zone Lead, General Surgery, Alberta Health Services

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