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University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Surgical Assistant



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University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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Part-time or full-time position as first or second surgical assistant working closely with the cardiac surgeon in the operating room.  The candidate must have experience in conduit harvesting (Vein, Radial Artery).   

Endoscopic  harvest training is a plus but not required.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to perform heart retrieval.  Training in both will be provided.   

The operative schedule consists of 1-2 cases/day.  The on-call  coverage  is 1/4-6 and includes weekends.  The payment model is according to fee-for-service with on-call stipend from MOHC.  The academic responsibilities include a combination of teaching, supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate trainees and scholarly activity. 

The ideal candidate would be a general practitioner or surgeon with experience in cardiac, vascular or thoracic surgery preferably with a current certification  from the (CCFP or  RCPSC). The candidate must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).  

Please email your letter of application and CV to Beth Wallace 

Attention:  Dr. Marc Ruel, Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery,

University of Ottawa Heart Institute 

Include two references and contact information.

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University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Dr. Marc Ruel
Head, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Posting Date: 24-Oct-2017Surgery, General Permanent, Practicing physician 1 ASAP
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