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  • Advert number: 301141-0
  • Posted Date: 26/04/12

University of Alberta

Alberta Health Services

Clinical Academic Colleagues - Neonatologists

The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, in partnership with Alberta Health Services, is inviting applications for Neonatologists to join the Department of Paediatrics in the Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services, primarily at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. The successful candidates will join a group of 19 division members.

The Northern Alberta Neonatal Programme, providing Newborn Services to Northern and Central Alberta, invites applications for Clinicians - Scientists in Neonatology and/or Neonatal Resuscitation. Successful candidates should have completed Neonatal Fellowship training and should have FRCP(C) or equivalent qualifications in Paediatrics, and will be expected to meet eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta.

With over 20,000 deliveries in Edmonton referral area and 3,000 admissions per year, five clinical sites deliver the full range of Tertiary Neonatology Services, including General and Cardiovascular Surgery, and Neonatal follow-up. The Stollery Children’s Hospital houses the Prairie Province Paediatric and Neonatal Cardiovascular Programme, with Complex and Surgical Neonatal Admissions going to the David Schiff NICU. The Royal Alexandra Hospital is the Tertiary Perinatal Centre for Northern and Central Alberta, NWT, and Yukon. The level II sites, Grey Nuns and Misericordia Community Hospitals, have over 8,000 deliveries between them.

The Neonatal and Infant Follow-up Programme at the Glenrose Hospital provides assessment and follow-up of high-risk infants. The Neonatal Transport Programme transfers about 500 babies per year by land, helicopter and fixed wing. There is a successful Neonatal Subspecialty Residency Training Programme attracting national and international trainees, as well as a widely-recognised Nurse Practitioner Training Programme. Active Research Programmes exist in clinical and basic areas of Neonatal Medicine and Transitional Patho-physiology, in collaboration with various departments of the University of Alberta.

The successful applicants will have Clinical Service and on-call responsibilities at a combination of level III and/or II nurseries. A teaching commitment is mandatory (learners include Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, allied Health Practitioners, and their respective trainees). Neonatologists are expected to develop a balance of clinical, academic and administrative responsibilities. Successful applicants, whose skill sets also align well with mentoring, will be encouraged to apply for a Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Alberta, which will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Significant research, educational or administrative experience or expertise would be an advantage. Starting salary is commensurate with level of Fellowship Training and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae outlining their current clinical and research interests, leadership experience, letter of intent and names of three referees to:

Dr Ernest Phillipos,
Interim Regional Director,
Northern Alberta Neonatal Programme,
Room 5027 DTC,
Royal Alexandra Hospital,
10240 Kingsway, Edmonton AB, Canada T5H 3V9.


Applications will begin being reviewed on: 31st May 2012; however the competition will remain open until all positions are filled.

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

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.