Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiologist, Section of Cardiology

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Cardiac Sciences Program
Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number: 31371
PMAO number: 3021

The Department of Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Shared Health Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Cardiac Sciences Program invite applications for an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist in the Section of Cardiology. 

This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing July 1, 2023 or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of 2 years, renewable upon favourable review.  Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.  

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 advanced heart failure and cardiac transplant team is located at St. Boniface Hospital. There is a dedicated inpatient advanced heart failure service providing consultation and care to pre and post-transplant patients, ventricular assist device, and emergent mechanical circulatory support cases including ECMO. The outpatient heart failure clinic is a shared practice model including physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners responsible for 400 new patients and over 1700 follow-up visits per year. The heart failure program has a clinical and research database which includes 4500 patients to date. The team actively enrolls in clinical trials and is recognized nationally in the heart failure community.

There are presently 29 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, 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 heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant, 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 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.

Shared Health and 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 December 30, 2022.  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

CLOSING DATE:  December 30, 2022