University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Job Description

The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) seeks application for a full-time academic cardiologist with focus on general cardiology (inpatient and outpatient care).

The UOHI is a large tertiary centre providing cardiovascular care to Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The successful candidate will join a group of 40 full-time cardiologists. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre. It employs over 1,400 physicians, nurses, researchers, technicians, allied health professionals and more. The Institute handles more than 235,000 patients yearly from across Canada.

In addition to state-of-the-art catheterization (four) and electrophysiology (four) labs, core facilities include approximately 60 inpatient ward beds, an intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) with 14 beds, a day unit with 36 beds, a reference centre with 11 beds and a new structural procedure unit of six beds. The Division is renowned for delivery of outstanding cardiac care, excellence in education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (recognized as a leading training program in Canada and internationally) and recognized internationally for its research in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, STEMI/ACS coronary intervention, valvular disease, cardiac transplantation, and pulmonary hypertension programs among others as well as strength in heart failure and structural interventions.

The city of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in cardiology or equivalent specialty certification. Preference would be given to candidates with significant academic interest/profile/training/interest in research or education or quality improvement. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience.

The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends. Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians. Salary range would be between $250-$550K.

The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology are committed to employment equity and creating a diverse environment. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age, all of which need not be declared. The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology are also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

To apply:

Interested applicants should forward their curriculum vitae and the names of three potential references (suitable candidates will later be asked to provide three letters of reference) to:

Dr. David Birnie
Deputy Chief of Cardiology
Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
40 Ruskin Street
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4W7
[email protected]

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