McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Surgery

Academic Cardiac Surgeons - 2 Positions

McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciencesare seeking two academic Cardiac Surgeons.   Hamilton Health Sciences serves a catchment area of more than 2.5 million residents providing comprehensive care across the sites of Hamilton Health Sciences and performs over 1600 open-heart cases annually.   The service provides tertiary and quaternary level care to patients within the catchment area and plays an essential role in the support of other Programs including Interventional Cardiology, Thrombosis and Vascular Surgery.  The Cardiac Surgery Division within the Department of Surgery, McMaster University has a fully accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training program in Cardiac Surgery with full involvement in undergraduate, post graduate and continuing medical education programs.

The successful candidates will be located at the Hamilton General Site and will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in management of cardiac surgery appropriate for an academic referral centre.   An asset for the candidates would be clinical expertise in a niche area of cardiac surgery, such as off pump surgery, valve repair surgery, or minimally invasive surgery.  Familiarity with lead extraction would be of benefit, as would knowledge and expertise with ventricular assist devices.   

The candidates will be expected to show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical and academic productivity of the Cardiac Surgery Service.  A full time academic appointment at the appropriate level in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University is required and will be available to the successful applicant.  A commitment in surgical education at all levels is essential, as well as active participation in academic initiatives of the Cardiac Surgery Division, including leadership in research.

A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to teaching, including resident education and training in Cardiac Surgery.  The Division is currently seeking a Program Director for its Cardiac Surgery Residency Program. Divisional members also support undergraduate as well as post graduate training.

Applicants must have a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Preference will be given to applicants showing interest in clinical research and evidence based surgery or outcomes in surgery.  Previous experience and publications would be advantageous.  Formal education at a Masters level in an area of academic interest would be preferred.  In accordance with Canada’s immigration policy, this advertisement is directed to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.  McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

Applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a description of previous academic experience, as well as of specialty training. Applications must be received by September 2, 2013. 

Applications are to be submitted to:

Dr. Susan Reid, Professor and Chair
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
606-6 North Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
237 Barton Street East
Hamilton ON L8L 2X2

Posted July 23, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. 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, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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