Pediatric Cardiologist

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PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS,

WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL

The Department of Pediatrics at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) invites applications for a full-time pediatric cardiologist to join a dedicated multidisciplinary team of general pediatricians, subspecialists, nurses, and allied health professionals.

The Department of Pediatrics at WRH includes a 16-bed Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU), and a 22-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing comprehensive service to a population of about 400,000 in Windsor and Essex County of South Western Ontario (SWO). The CTU provides acute care for children with a wide variety of general pediatric conditions, including admissions locally from the Emergency Department, and transfers from other hospitals within the region. The Level 2C NICU provides care to babies over the gestational age of 26 weeks and sees around 500 NICU admissions from over 3800 in-hospital deliveries every year, the second-largest in SWO.

We also offer a range of ambulatory subspecialty clinics including a regular cardiology clinic supported by the division of pediatric cardiology at London Health Sciences (LHSC) who also report over 800 ECHOs per year performed locally at Windsor. However, children needing pediatric intensive care, and general and cardiac surgery services are referred to regional tertiary children’s hospitals in London or Toronto.

Windsor is also the site for one of the two campuses of the MD program (38 students/year) and also a CTU of the Pediatric Residency program of Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry (SSMD), Western University (www.schulich.uwo.ca).  Academic affiliations and appointments are available through the Department of Pediatrics of SSMD, Western. Candidates who have demonstrated an academic track record and who wish to pursue an academic pathway are encouraged to explore these possibilities.

In recognition of the growing needs of the region, the Department of Pediatrics is part of the plans for a major reform of the Windsor-Essex Hospitals System that includes construction of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital by the end of this decade (https://www.wrh.on.ca/AbouttheProject).

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have experience in providing a full spectrum of clinical pediatric cardiology services with expertise in diagnostic imaging, electrophysiology, fetal cardiology, heart failure, and preventive cardiology. They will help foster an environment that supports patient safety, quality improvement, research, and innovation. They will also be eligible to apply for a part-time or full-time appointment at Schulich Medicine, Western University (www.schulich.uwo.ca) and also a cross-appointment at the Faculty of Science, University of Windsor (www.uwindsor.ca).

About Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Regional Hospital (www.wrh.on.ca) is a multi-faceted, health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus. We are the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing center, neonatal intensive care, pediatric services, regional cancer services, and a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 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 (http://www.welcometowindsoressex.ca) is ecologically rich with extensive parkland along with a southwest location that extends warm-weather activities such as 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

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics or equivalent and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario. Applicants must have completed subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology.

Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of OHIP fee-for-service and an attractive relocation incentive package. An alternative payment plan (APP) compensation is being negotiated and may also be offered in the future.

Effective October 7, 2021, all employees, and visitors to the hospital are required to comply with Windsor Regional Hospital COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Please reply in writing to:

Dr. Sajit Augustine, Chief of Pediatrics & Medical Director of NICU

C/o Jessica Bennett, Director of Medical Affairs

Windsor Regional Hospital

Jessica.bennett@wrh.on.ca                       

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement outlining current and future clinical and research interests.

This position will remain open until filled.