Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist, Faculty Position
Stollery Children’s Hospital
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
Job Description: The Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Section of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics seeks applicants for two upcoming faculty positions in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) at Stollery Children’s Hospital Edmonton (SCH). 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 ideal candidate should be board certified/eligible in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, or Pediatric Anesthesia, and he/she should have completed advanced training in pediatric cardiovascular intensive care. This advanced training may have occurred either via dual fellowships in two of Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Anesthesia or via completion of a senior fellowship in cardiovascular intensive care following a core fellowship. The successful candidate will join 7 attending pediatric cardiac intensivists in the PCICU. Participation in housestaff and fellow education as well as clinical, translational, or quality/performance improvement research will be expected. Extensive opportunities exist for research collaborations with investigators in the Cardiac Sciences Program, Division of Pediatric Critical Care 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. This coordinated regional program provides complex pediatric cardiovascular and pulmonary hypertension care to a referral population of more than 11 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. The 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 PCICU per year, with 75% of admissions for post-operative care. Patients range in age from postoperative neonates to adolescents and patient complexity and acuity are amongst the highest in the nation. A full range of clinical services are available, including mechanical circulatory support for heart failure patients with 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 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.
Contact information: Interested candidates should link to the application website: https://www.doctorjobsalberta.com/Jobs.Edmonton.Pediatric-Cardiac-Intensivist.20-STO-PED-PCICU-64.aspx or contact:
V. Ben Sivarajan MD MS FRCPC
Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiac ICU
Stollery Children’s & University of Alberta Hospitals
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Expiration Date : 3/21/2021