Electrophysiologist, Section of Cardiology
Section of Cardiology, Cardiac Sciences Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Assistant, Associate, or Professor
Geographical Full-Time Contingent Position
Position number: 34309
The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Shared Health Manitoba, and the St. Boniface Hospital’s Cardiac Sciences Program invite applications for an Electrophysiologist in the Section of Cardiology.
This is a geographical, full-time, contingent positionat the Assistant, Associate or Professor rankcommencing July 1, 2024 or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of 2 years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and will consider the incumbent’s current academic rank.
This is an academic position with substantial cardiac resources within the region, primarily at two academic health centres (St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre), serving the needs of Manitoba, Nunavut, and Northwestern Ontario, with a catchment of over 1.3 million population. The arrhythmia/electrophysiology team is located at St. Boniface Hospital. There are two procedural labs providing device implantation and ablation services over a total of 10 full days a week. The device lab is one of the busiest in the country, with approximately 800 pacemaker and 300 high-powered device- related procedures per year. Advanced device procedures include implantation/revision of cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators, leadless pacing, and conduction system pacing. Approximately 800 ablation procedures are projected to be completed in 2023. Ablation services provided include ablation of supraventricular tachycardias, cryoballoon and radiofrequency atrial fibrillation ablation, ablation of complex atrial arrhythmias requiring 3D electroanatomical mapping, and ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in both structurally normal and abnormal hearts. Zero fluoroscopy procedures are facilitated by the availability of local mapping expertise and intracardiac echocardiography. Inpatient consultative services are provided for a large patient population with a variety of comorbidites and acuity Outpatient arrhythmia services are provided through physician-run clinics, a nurse practitioner-led atrial fibirillation clinic, and a nurse-run device clinic. The device clinic sees a very high volume of patients, with approximately 6000 pacemaker visits, 3000 ICD visits and 5000 remote encounters per year. The arrhythmia team is actively involved in clinical trials and is recognized nationally in the electrophysiology community. While not considered mandatory, additional proficiency in areas such as cardiogenetics, advanced VT ablation (epicardial access, bipolar RF, alcohol septal ablation), laser lead extraction, and/or familiarity with pulsed-field ablation would be considered favourably.
There are presently 31 full-time academic cardiologists within the Section of Cardiology with major clinical and investigative responsibilities in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and magnetic resonance, nuclear cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, palliative care, and heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
The successful applicant will have academic potential, including demonstration of effective interdisciplinary communication, a record of prior training in Electrophysiology, as well as competency in general cardiology. They must also have clinical and teaching skills to further the aims of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Adult Cardiology.
Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Adult Cardiology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Adult Cardiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred.
The City of Winnipeg (www.tourismwinnipeg.com), located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s (www.travelmanitoba.com) people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.
An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Interested applicants should submit their application including curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a personal statement on their contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in your teaching, research, service and/or other experiences, and the names of contact information for three references (or three confidential letters of reference) and should be received no later than noon on January 31, 2024. All materials should be sent to:
Chair, Search Committee
Section of Cardiology
Cardiac Sciences Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9
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