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Thoracic Surgery Position in Moncton New Brunswick

The Moncton Hospital, a facility within Horizon Health Network, is recruiting a full-time Thoracic Surgeon.  The department at present consists of five and a half general surgeons, two hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons, two thoracic and two vascular surgeons.  The senior thoracic surgeon will be retiring within the next year.

Applicants must be eligible for licensure in New Brunswick and hold subspecialty certification in Thoracic Surgery.  Applicants will be expected to deliver appropriate inpatient and outpatient services in the field of Thoracic Surgery and provide on-call coverage in coordination with other members of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.  A typical weekly schedule will include:

  • Daily inpatient rounds
  • Operating sessions as assigned by the OR Utilization Committee
  • Inpatient consultations
  • Hospital-based clinics
  • Office hours
  • Involvement in teaching residents and medical students
  • Bronchoscopy suite
  • NCIC affiliated and opportunities exist for research

Horizon Health Network is the largest health-care organization in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network’s strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.

The Moncton Hospital is a 386-bed tertiary and critical care facility within Horizon Health Network.  It is a major referral hospital which serves communities throughout New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia.  It is a Level II Trauma Centre which offers tertiary services in neurosurgery, oncology and neonatal care and includes all other major services and subspecialties.  The hospital has two state of the art MIS suites as well as a new outpatient complex including an up-to-date GI/endoscopy suite, clinics and minor OR suites.

The city, with adjoining municipalities, has a population of more than 144,000, and was ranked as one of the best Canadian cities for quality of community life.  There is an abundance of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities including easy access to warm water beaches of the Northumberland Strait, and also the scenic Bay of Fundy area.  Visit the City’s website at www.moncton.ca.

Requirements:

The Department of General Surgery, specific to its divisions of General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, requires that its active and courtesy members have passed the examination of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Remuneration:

Standard remuneration for the position is based on New Brunswick Medicare’s Alternate Funding Plan for Thoracic Surgery, approximately $457,000/year based on credentials and experience.  Financial provision to support the physician’s practice is also available.  If one chooses to participate in call for another specialty, they will receive the mandated on-call stipend and fee-for-service billings plus premiums.

Applicants are invited to forward their CV to Dr. Ken Mitton, Medical Director, 135 MacBeath Ave., Moncton, NB, E1C 6Z8, fax (506)857-5545, or email at medical.staff@horizonnb.ca.

 


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Poste en chirurgie thoracique à Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick

L’Hôpital de Moncton, un établissement du Réseau de santé Horizon, cherche à recruter une chirurgienne ou un chirurgien thoracique à temps plein. Le service compte actuellement cinq chirurgiens généraux à temps plein et un chirurgien général à mi-temps, deux chirurgiens hépato-pancréato-biliaires, deux chirurgiens thoraciques et deux chirurgiens vasculaires.  Le chirurgien thoracique sénior va se retirer au cours de l’année prochaine.

Les candidats doivent être admissibles au permis d’exercice dans la province du Nouveau-Brunswick et détenir une certification de sous-spécialiste en chirurgie thoracique. La personne choisie offrira des services de consultation externe et interne convenables dans le domaine de la chirurgie thoracique et participera au service de garde après les heures en collaboration avec les autres membres du secteur de la chirurgie thoracique. Les tâches hebdomadaires typiques comprennent:

  • visites quotidiennes des patients;
  • séances chirurgicales assignées par le comité sur l’utilisation des salles d’opération;
  • consultations internes;
  • cliniques en milieu hospitalier;
  • heures de bureau;
  • formation auprès des résidents et des étudiants en médecine;
  • travail en salle de bronchoscopie;
  • l’hôpital est affilié à l’Institut national du cancer du Canada et offre des possibilités de recherche.

Le Réseau de santé Horizon est la plus grande régie de la santé au Canada atlantique. Comptant 12 hôpitaux et plus de 100 établissements, cliniques et bureaux médicaux, l’organisation offre des services médicaux allant des soins de courte durée jusqu’aux services de santé communautaires à la population du Nouveau-Brunswick, du nord de la Nouvelle-Écosse et de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard. Grâce à un budget annuel de plus d’un milliard de dollars et à un effectif de 1 000 médecins et d’environ 13 000 employés, le Réseau de santé Horizon fonde sa vision stratégique sur la recherche, l’innovation et l’éducation.

L’Hôpital de Moncton, qui compte 386 lits, est un établissement de soins tertiaires et intensifs appartenant au Réseau de santé Horizon. Il est un centre d’aiguillage pour les populations de l’est et du nord du Nouveau-Brunswick, de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard et du nord-ouest de la Nouvelle-Écosse. L’hôpital est également un centre de traumatologie de niveau II offrant des services tertiaires en neurochirurgie, en oncologie et en soins néonatals ainsi que tous les autres services et sous-spécialités majeurs. Il comporte deux salles d’opération à la fine pointe de la technologie destinées aux chirurgies minimalement effractives, ainsi qu’un nouveau centre de consultation externe avec une salle d’endoscopie/de chirurgie gastro-intestinale, des cliniques et des salles d’opération pour chirurgies mineures.

Avec les municipalités voisines, la ville compte une population de plus de 144 000 personnes et elle a été classée parmi les meilleures villes canadiennes en matière de qualité de vie communautaire. De nombreuses possibilités éducatives, culturelles et récréatives y sont offertes, ainsi qu’une facilité d’accès aux plages d’eau chaude du détroit de Northumberland et à la pittoresque baie de Fundy.   Visitez le site Web de la ville au www.moncton.ca.

Exigences:

Le Service chirurgical, du secteur de la chirurgie générale et thoracique, exige que ses membres actifs et invités aient réussi à l’examen du Collège royal des médecins et chirurgiens du Canada.

Rémunération:

La rémunération standard pour ce poste est fondé sur un autre régime de paiement (ARP) de l’Assurance-maladie du Nouveau-Brunswick relatif à la chirurgie thoracique, soit environ 457 000 $ par année en fonction des compétences et de l’expérience.   Un soutien financier pour la pratique médicale est également disponible.  Les médecins qui choisissent de participer au service de garde d’une autre spécialité médicale recevront l’allocation de disponibilité autorisée, une rémunération à l’acte et des primes.

Veuillez faire parvenir votre curriculum vitae au Dr Ken Mitton, directeur médical, par la poste au 135, avenue MacBeath, Moncton (N.-B.)  E1C 6Z8, par télécopieur au 506-857-5545, ou par courriel à medical.staff@horizonnb.ca.



Western University
London Health Sciences Centre & St. Joseph’s Health Care London
invite applicants for the position of
Academic Thoracic Surgeon, Department of Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at The University of Western Ontario is seeking a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon experience and qualifications at the time of appointment. The Division of Thoracic Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and is presently comprised of four thoracic surgeons with busy clinical practices. The Division has a strong clinical research interest with a dedicated research coordinator and is an accredited Royal College training program.

The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to participate actively in the Division’s academic, research and educational initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate students, residents, and fellows. Applicants considered at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must have demonstrated the ability to publish in the highest quality academic and subspecialty outlets and be a recognized expert in their field of research.  In addition, candidates will be expected to provide in the full range of clinical services required of a thoracic surgeon.

The successful candidate must have an MD or equivalent; have completed an accredited thoracic surgery training program; have received (or are eligible for) Specialty Certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent); and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. It is strongly recommended that the applicant has a post graduate Masters degree or the commitment to obtain it upon acceptance into the faculty. An interest and experience in interventional endoscopy would be an asset.

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: Fee For Service (OHIP billings), Alternative Funding Plan, and Academic Salary.

London is Canada’s 10th  largest city with a population of 400,000, a catchment area of 2 million, and is situated in southwestern Ontario between Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live. Western University is a research-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs.  The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (Schulich) provides an outstanding educational experience within a research intensive environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to:

Richard Malthaner, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Chair/Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
LHSC/Victoria Hospital, Room E2-124
800 Commissioners Rd E.
London, ON, Canada, N6A 5W9
Phone: 519.667-6835 Fax: 519.667.6517
E-mail: Richard.Malthaner@lhsc.on.ca

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after March 15,
2017 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.


GENERAL/THORACIC SURGEON

The Department of Surgery at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) is currently recruiting for a General
Surgeon with certification in General Thoracic Surgery. As one of three surgeons in the Regional
Thoracic Program (Level 2), this position will provide an an opportunity to work along side a dynamic
multidisciplinary team of physicians providing comprehensive surgical service to Windsor and Essex
county. Additionally, as WRH is also the Trauma centre for the region, the successful candidate will be
participating fully in the Trauma programme.

About Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) offers the opportunity for a fantastic career in an award winning
health care facility. WRH is a multi-site health service organization providing Acute Medical and Surgical
Services including Renal, Trauma, Emergency, Family Birthing Centre, Neonatal Intensive Care,
Paediatric Services, Critical Care (ICU/CCU), Regional Cancer Services (Inpatient Oncology, Windsor
Regional Cancer Centre, Breast Health Centre), Neurosciences and Mental Health Services to 400,000
people in Windsor and Essex County. WRH provides Acute Care Services with over 600-beds on our
multi-site locations.

About Windsor and Essex County

The Windsor-Essex area is ecologically rich with extensive parkland along with a southwest location that
extends warm weather activities such a golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique
opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly
across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big
league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these
big-city advantages while living in the relative tranquility (and low costs) of a much smaller, friendlier
community

Qualifications
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – General Surgeon with certification in General Thoracic Surgery
  • Skills in minimally invasive surgery as well as pacemaker experience would be an asset
  • Eligible for independent Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Willingness to take on an active role in the medical education of students and residents

Please submit a most recent CV to:
Jessica Bennett, Director, and Medical Affairs
Windsor Regional Hospital
Jessica.bennett@wrh.on.ca
519-560-7943



Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are jointly recruiting for one full time Thoracic Surgeon to fill vacant position in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.Grand River Hospital and St. Mary’s General Hospital are two separately governed hospitals that function as an integrated system with well-defined and complementary clinical programs to serve both the local community and the region. As part of their integration strategy, the hospitals have a common medical staff, joint medical and administrative leadership positions, and an integrated planning system. Each hospital has acute care ER with patient volumes reaching approximately 55,000 visits / annum.

St. Mary’s General Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Respiratory and Thoracic Care and a Level One Thoracic Surgery Centre. Working with Cancer Care Ontario, two thoracic surgeons complete approximately 100 lung resections and 15 esophagectomy operations for cancer annually. The Thoracic Surgery team is part of the Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP) located at Grand River Hospital’s Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. This close relationship with the Cancer Centre allows health care professionals to work with patients with lung cancer to develop a holistic plan of care that spans the health care continuum.

The Thoracic Program continues to explore new options and best practices related to thoracic surgery and as such has developed a combined Nurse Practitioner and First Assist position that offers a patient focused approach to care. The Nurse Practitioner / First Assist participates in all aspects of a patient’s care, from assessment to assisting the surgeon during the operation, to managing post-operative care throughout discharge and follow up.

The hospitals are seeking a thoracic surgeon who will work with the other two Consultants, to provide specialized clinical care for patients with a wide range of serious diseases of the thorax (the chest). These include conditions of the lungs, mediastinum (middle of the chest), chest wall, and esophagus. A candidate with an additional interest in general surgery is preferred. Certification in thoracic and general surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and eligibility for licensure in the Province of Ontario are required.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae to Tanja Cvijetic, Medical Affairs Coordinator, at tanja.cvijetic@grhosp.on.ca


Thoracic Surgeon

Victoria, BC

Island Health Thoracic Surgery Program invites applications for a half-time locum General Thoracic Surgeon to join our Division of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals. The duration of the locum would be 12 months starting on February 1, 2017 or when available.

The Division is a 2.5 surgeon group, with the .5 surgeon retiring at the end of 2016. We are working towards a 3 full-time surgeon group.

Eligible applicants must hold FRCSC certification in Thoracic Surgery and be eligible for full licensure with CPSBC. The successful applicant will hold advanced training and skills in general thoracic surgery and minimally invasive thoracic surgery as well as have experience in both esophageal (benign and malignant) and pulmonary thoracic surgical care. Training in Endoscopic Bronchial Ultrasound will be a strong asset. Applicants should demonstrate a record of excellence in surgical residency training, clinical service and academic expertise.

The Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals provide a comprehensive clinical and expanding academic regional program. The Thoracic Surgical Program is primarily based at the Royal Jubilee Hospital with consultative and emergency operative coverage at the Victoria General Hospital as well as appointments to the British Columbia Cancer Agency consultative staff.

Remuneration is based on an alternative payment program with a separate compensation for on-call coverage. Rank as a member of the Clinical Faculty will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Our program provides tertiary services across Vancouver Island to a population of over 750,000. This position is affiliated with the University of British Columbia Department of Surgery and Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals are part of the academic campus of the University of British Columbia Medical School-Island Medical Program.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references by January 31, 2017 to:
Eva Vincent, Interim Manager Physician Recruitment & Retention
Email: physicians@viha.ca / FAX: 250-716-7747



ACADEMIC THORACIC SURGEONS

McMaster University in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton is seeking two full-time academic thoracic surgeons. The Thoracic Surgery Division serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents. The regional service also provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients from other regions of the province and plays an essential role in the support of several other regional programs. The regional thoracic surgery service, together with the Department of Surgery, McMaster University is involved in undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education programs.

The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in the management of both benign and malignant thoracic surgery care appropriate for an academic tertiary care level referral centre. He/she will be expected to show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the regional Thoracic Surgery Service. This is a full time academic position in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in research programs and academic initiatives of the Thoracic Surgery Division,.

POSITION ONE:
The successful candidate will have expertise in General Thoracic Surgery with a focus in Thoracic Oncology. A Master’s degree in research methodology with demonstrated record in clinical outcomes research will be considered optimal.

POSITION TWO:
The successful candidate will have expertise in General Thoracic Surgery including complex Thoracic Oncology, with experience and expertise in thoracic reconstruction. In addition, the preferred candidate will have proven expertise in complex lung support systems. A commitment to surgical education with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence is expected. Applicants must have a Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent), and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”.

Applications must include up-to-date curriculum vitae, a description of previous academic experience as well as of specialty training, and should be received by September 30, 2016. Please clearly indicate if you are applying for “Position One” or “Position Two”. Applications are to be submitted to:

Dr. Susan Reid, Professor and Chair,
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
B3-155 Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
711 Concession Street East
Hamilton, ON L8V 1C3
Email: painebr@mcmaster.ca