Academic Cardiologist with expertise in Echocardiography

Academic Cardiologist with expertise in                            Echocardiography                                 

The Division of Cardiology within the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University invites applications for the position of Academic Cardiologist. This is a Clinician Scholar role and the successful incumbent’s time will be heavily focused on clinical service in the fields of General Cardiology and Echocardiography.

The Division of Cardiology provides clinical care to a large catchment area with specialty clinics and has three active subspecialty training programs (Adult Cardiology, Electrophysiology, and Echocardiography).

The successful incumbent will also be required to attend on the inpatient Cardiology services (Cardiac Sciences Unit, Consults, Cardiology Ward), including evening and weekend call, as well as cover the outpatient general clinic/stress testing as required. The successful candidate will have expertise in echocardiography (level III) and be expected to provide coverage in the Echocardiography laboratory by supervising, performing, and interpreting inpatient and outpatient transesophageal, transthoracic, and stress echo studies. In addition, there will be an expectation to contribute to the administrative and research goals of the Division of Cardiology, the Department of Medicine, the University, and the hospitals. Protected research time may be considered for an appropriate candidate at the discretion of the Division Chief. Experience in management of adult congenital heart disease is desirable.

The successful candidate will have major clinical responsibilities and will be expected to demonstrate exemplary clinical service and must also demonstrate strong potential for teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A strong potential for innovative scholarly contributions (in research, quality assurance, and/or education) is also required. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent). Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Cardiology by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Preference will be given to those who either hold or are eligible for certification in Cardiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Applicants must possess expertise, training, and experience in echocardiography. Preference with also be given to candidates with expertise in congenital heart disease.

Members of the Department of Medicine enjoy a competitive compensation package, including a generous benefits plan. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attracts outstanding students. Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario. It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university. The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (www.queensu.ca).

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and provide proof that they were fully vaccinated or had an approved accommodation to engage in in-person University activities. These requirements were suspended May 1, 2022. However, they remain in effect for students, staff, and faculty in workplaces, including hospitals, where patient care is provided and/or where the work duties or educational requirements of the position involve or support patient care.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applications from all qualified candidates will be considered in the applicant pool. In order to support your employment at Queen’s, we require you to indicate whether or not you will need a work permit.

Those interested in this position should submit a complete application package, including the following documents:

  • a cover letter, summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position. The cover letter should also indicate whether or not you will require a work permit and/or require support with an extension of your work permit in the future.
  • a Curriculum Vitae; and,
  • the names and full contact information of three referees.

Complete applications are to be directed to:

Dr. Christopher Smith, Professor and Head

Department of Medicine, Queen’s University

c/o Joel Gillis, Etherington Hall, 94 Stuart Street

Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6

Email: [email protected]

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Mr. Joel Gillis above.