Anesthesiologist

Victoria Hospital is a 164-bed regional hospital, under Saskatchewan Health Authority, located 143 km north of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This Hospital is centrally situated in Prince Albert, forming the gateway to Northern Saskatchewan.

Ministry of Health, Saskatchewan, has sanctioned a $350 Million Dollar new hospital project for Prince Albert and we are excited to move into the state of art Operating Rooms expected to be one of the best in the Province, if not in the country. This project is only in blue print stage with soil testing recently completed.

This Regional Hospital provides Emergency care, diagnostic services, rehabilitation services, inpatient and outpatient acute care services, including emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, maternal/childcare, and diagnostic services.  In addition, a wide range of health services are provided by skilled health professionals working in multidisciplinary teams within a variety of ambulatory clinics including day surgery, ECG, stress testing, respirology, limited cardiology, renal dialysis unit, colposcopy, endoscopy, audiology, radiology, ultrasound, orthopedic clinic, and an active and successful Adult Day Centre.

Our Adult Intensive Care is an 8 bedded unit (includes 4 Vented beds with additional surge capacity of 2 vented beds) managed mainly by Internists and backup services are provided by Anesthesiologists. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a Level 2B Unit with 11 beds catering to 32 weeks gestation and above.

With a complement of 30 plus Royal College Certified Surgeons in various specialities, we process routine high risk General Surgical and Orthopedic cases. Our Specialist Obstetric Team routinely caters to High-Risk Obstetric patients 32 weeks gestation and above including but not limited to Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus Type II, Morbid Obesity, Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia complicating pregnancy. As well, a combination of clinical situations, weather conditions and geographical location of this hospital may force us to deal with operative delivery of multiple comorbidity patients less than 32 week of gestation. We offer full service ENT procedures and limited Urological services. MRI Scanner has well been sanctioned along with the new build and this is expected to significantly increase turnover of radiology patient services.

Potential for future expansion of Surgical Specialities exists and will increase demands & complexities of cases.

Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently seeking

A. Royal College Registered Specialist Anesthesiologists.

B. Alternate Eligibility Route - Foreign Qualified Specialists with following pre conditions

a. Minimum 1 Canadian post specialty fellowships.
b. Successful assessment by Department of Anesthesiology, University of Saskatchewan.
c. Minimum of 2 years’ Anesthesiology practice experience as a Specialist in country of origin.
d. Candidates with Canadian Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship and Chronic Pain Fellowship will be preferred.

Victoria hospital’s Anesthesiologist team of 7 Specialists covering 4 full operating rooms in addition to diagnostic clinics and procedure rooms providing a broad range of medical care from preoperative anesthesia assessment to advanced service in many perioperative settings. This collegial group provides service for close to 5300 surgical cases as well as approximately 1500 births each year, with a Caesarean Section rate of 17% and an Epidural Rate of 50%.

Physicians at Victoria Hospital have the opportunity to educate and mentor medical students and residents from the University of Saskatchewan Medical School with professional staff members at Victoria Hospital eligible to hold a university appointment.

Candidates must be certified, or eligible for certification, by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Anesthesiology or be eligible for, licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan. Foreign qualified Specialists satisfying the above requirements will be considered as well.

On call frequency will vary from 1 in N to none, depending upon the category of recruitment.

Offering great flexibility and work/life balance, this opportunity includes a very attractive compensation rated one of the best in the country, involving a hybrid package of Fee for Service Payment and a daily backup guarantee and relocation incentive package.

Curriculum vitae should include precise dates and duration of specific postings, Continuing Medical Education in Anesthesiology year wise details and should be dated no earlier than 1 November 2020.

All applications will be centrally processed by a Board at Provincial Department of Anesthesiology.

We thank all candidates for expressing their interest. Only short listed candidates will be called for interview and a possible extended interview in the form of 2 week assessment in Victoria hospital. Expected date of job commencement TBA.

To apply or request further information please contact:
April Matlock
Practitioner Staff Affairs, NE Area
[email protected]