Cardiac Intensivist, Edmonton CANADA

Cardiac Intensivist, Edmonton CANADA

Stollery Children’s Hospital

University of Alberta

LaBonte Family Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

Job Description: The Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta seeks applicants for three (3) upcoming positions in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Stollery Children’s Hospital Edmonton which will each consist of a minimum of 0.75 FTE of clinical service. The position may include an appointment at the appropriate rank as either Clinical or Academic faculty in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

The baseline training qualifications for eligible applicants include:

-Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Board certification (or recognized international equivalent) in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine with evidence of completion of advanced training (minimum 1 year) in pediatric cardiac intensive care in a recognized training program. 

-Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Board certification (or recognized international equivalent) in Pediatric Cardiology with evidence of completion of advanced training (minimum 1 year) in pediatric cardiac intensive care in a recognized training program.

The preferred candidate may have additional desirable training/experience as evidenced by:

-Dual Board training/certification in any two of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology and/or Pediatric Anesthesia.

-Previous consultant/attending level pediatric cardiac intensive care experience in the management of complex pediatric cardiac ICU patients.

The successful candidate will join 7 attending pediatric cardiac intensivists in the PCICU. The additional positions represent an expansion in the clinical service provided by the program reflective of the growing volume and complexity of the regional program.  Participation in resident and fellow education, clinical and/or translational research, and quality/performance improvement is expected of all current and future members of the group. Extensive opportunities exist for research/quality collaborations with investigators in the Cardiac Sciences Program, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Departments of Pediatrics and Adult Critical Care Medicine.

The Stollery Children’s Hospital is one of two surgical sites for the Western Canadian Congenital Heart Network (WCCHN). This coordinated regional program provides complex pediatric cardiovascular and pulmonary hypertension care to a referral population of more than 13 million people encompassing a vast geography of Western and Northern Canada. The program is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in North America for pediatric cardiac surgical volume and quality outcomes. Our PCICU is consistently a quality outcome leader amongst benchmarked comparative sites in North America with an SMR ~ 0.6 and one of the lowest SMR predicted LOS for CICUs.   

The LaBonte Family PCICU is a state-of-the-art, 16-bed dedicated unit that provides all forms of cardiovascular intensive care for children with congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. Currently, about 600 patients are admitted to the unit per year, with 85% of admissions for post-operative care. Patients range in age from postoperative neonates to adolescents; patient complexity and acuity are amongst the highest in North America. A full range of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) services are provided to patients, including ventricular assist devices, interventional lung assist (iLA) and ECMO. Stollery Children’s Hospital is the primary ECLS centre for Western Canada and routinely performs mobile ECMO transport across a vast geography. Stollery Children’s is a large volume pediatric cardiac transplantation program (approximately 10+ pediatric heart transplants per year), and critically ill pre- and post-transplant patients are managed in the PCICU. In addition, the Stollery Children’s Hospital is the lead site for the Western Canadian Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program. This program coordinates outpatient, consultation, catheterization and inpatient management for this highly specialized, complex patient population.

The LaBonte Family PCICU at the Stollery Children’s Hospital is in the heart of the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Edmonton is a vibrant cosmopolitan city in Northern Alberta that provides the ideal setting and example for work-life balance. Whether your interests include professional sports, theatre, music or an active outdoor lifestyle, Edmonton has something to offer for you and your family. In addition, Edmonton’s emphasis on community-centred development and its world-renowned public education system makes it an enviable place to raise and nurture a family.

Additional Information:

Position Classification: Full-time

FTE: 0.75

Department: Child Health

Specialty: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services

Sponsorship Eligible: Yes

Compensation: Remuneration is paid through a competitive Alternative Relationship Plan

Posting Date: January 9, 2024

Closing Date: Until Filled


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