Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University
CLINICAL ACADEMIC POSITION
The Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care is seeking a full-time Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiologist. The candidate would fill a clinical and academic role as a Clinician-Researcher at Western University. Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Cardiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent. Candidates must have an MD, or equivalent, and must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. The successful candidate will hold a limited term academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and the brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools. Established in 1881, it was one of the founding schools of Western University and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Throughout its history, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry has helped educate generations of physicians, dentists, scholars and scientists whose collective work has transformed the practice of medicine and dentistry, here in Canada and around the world. Faculty, students and alumni continue to fulfill their responsibilities as global leaders by sharing their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of all.
Preference will be given to candidates who have completed at least two years of fellowship training in an Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation program (including mechanical circulatory assist experience) and are eligible to sit the certification examination in Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology. As well, a minimum of two years’ experience in clinical cardiology and advanced heart failure post training is preferred.
The successful candidate will be expected to be a contributing member of the Heart Failure/Advanced Heart Failure Service working as part of the “Team”. Clinical work will include in-patient heart failure/transplant service and outpatient clinics including heart failure, transplant and mechanical circulatory support. The successful applicant will need to have demonstrated clinical experience with the major left ventricular assists devices ( LVADS) available in patients pre VAD , postop VAD (in hospital) and post-discharge. In addition, participation on the general cardiology service is expected.
Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated the ability to lead an independent career in research. There is an expectation that the applicant have demonstrated an ability to work with databases such as the International Society of Heart Lung Database for the purposes of clinical research. The successful candidate will be expected to have a significant research commitment and advance the heart failure/transplant research program within the Division.
Applicants for this position will also have a commitment to and demonstrated aptitude for teaching and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate trainees. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, qualifications which go beyond the requirements for the position, and experience.
Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will primarily include fee for service, alternative funding plan and academic salary.
Those interested in applying for this position should forward a Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualification, Curriculum Vitae, at least three letters of reference, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link:http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to:
Dr. Raymond Yee, Chair/Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre-University Hospital, 339 Windermere Road, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5
Email c/o: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017 with an expected start date to be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Selin Erten, Selin.Erten@lhsc.on.ca and/or (519-685-8500 ext.35482).