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Device based Cardiac Electrophysiologist

Current Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Status
Full Time
Facility/Site
Royal Jubilee Hospital
Department/Area
Cardiac Services, Division of Cardiology
City
Victoria
Remuneration

Fee for Service
MOCAP On-call

Community Information


Victoria, British Columbia’s scenic capital, is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.  Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and enviable quality of life, this is an ideal place to pursue your medical career and create the kind of lifestyle only dreamt about.  Few areas in the world can match BC’s scope of outdoor activities, with Vancouver Island offering everything from skiing and snowboarding, to golf, and world-class fishing.  With its temperate climate, rich heritage and vibrant cultural scene, Victoria provides the very best of urban and rural living.

Job Summary

A well established 4 physician electrophysiology group, working within a 26 member division of Cardiology affiliated with both the University of British Columbia and University of Victoria, seek a fifth electrophysiologist to join the Vancouver Health Authority in Victoria, British Columbia.  This practice exists in a rich environment with learners ranging from medical students to electrophysiology fellows.

The successful candidate will be well trained and demonstrate competency in device based electrophysiology including implant, programming, and follow-up of cardiac implantable electronic devices including pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices.  Must also have training and knowledge of the management of EP patients including utilization of medications and procedures including ablation in order to participate in clinical EP patient management; however performance of EP procedures is not in the scope of this position.  Access to implants in the O.R and EP lab as well as in-clinic and remote device follow-up through the hospital based pacemaker clinic.  Participation in teaching and research expected as well as inpatient and outpatient EP consultative services.

The successful candidate will have obligations including coverage of both coronary care unit and cardiology wards in addition to responsibilities in electrophysiology.

Qualifications


Education, Training and Experience

FRCPC Cardiology
Full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

In addition:

1. At least 3 years sub-specialist electrophysiology and devices training as part of cardiology training.
2. Clinical competence in advanced techniques relating to electrophysiology including atrial tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia ablation.
3. Clinical competence in advanced techniques in relation to implantable devices including lead extraction, subcutaneous ICD implantation.
4. PhD in a field relevant to cardiac electrophysiology, preferably having developed expertise in aspects of cellular electrophysiology relevant to inherited channelopathies.
5. Track record of attaining research grants as principal investigator.
6. Track record of innovation within research preferably having developed expertise in research methodologies which could be applied in collaboration between the department of electrophysiology at Royal Jubilee Hospital and the Biomedical Sciences department of the University of Victoria (e.g. cellular imaging techniques, models of disease, novel mapping technologies or ablation techniques).
7. Good publication record in fields relevant to the post including clinical electrophysiology and inherited arrhythmias with multiple publications of original research as first author.
8. Track record of international recognition for research quality – e.g. prizes at international conferences recognizing research achievements.
9. Desire for a job plan which includes at least 25% of time set aside for research and funded by the individual’s own research grants.

Contact

To apply, please forward letter of interest, CV, and names of 3 references to: 

Sara Campbell, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Island Health
Email:  physicians@viha.ca    /   Fax:  250-716-7747

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.