Academic Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon

Posting Date:  August 15, 2018

Position profile – Saskatchewan Health Authority – Saskatoon and University Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery seek an Academic Acute Care / Adult Trauma Surgeon to further support the development of the Adult Trauma Service (ATS) at Royal University Hospital.

The candidate will have fellowship training in acute care surgery and trauma, with experience in complex trauma and mass casualty trauma situations. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. As part of the development of the ATS, the candidate will be expected to work with the Medical Director of the Trauma program in the further development of the Trauma Education Program. Therefore, preference will be given to a candidate with demonstrated interest in education.  The successful candidate will have appointments in both Saskatchewan Health Authority and the University of Saskatchewan

This position is predominantly in support of the acute care and trauma programs and as such the candidate will be expected to provide 12 weeks of Adult Trauma Service coverage and 11 weeks of Acute Care Surgery Service coverage per year. A general surgery practice beyond this is open to the candidate; however, there is no guaranteed elective endoscopy or operating room resources available within Saskatoon beyond those obtained through the Acute Care Surgery Service. This position also does not include resources at or through the Saskatoon Breast Health Centre. The permanence of this position is contingent on extension of the ATS by the Ministry of Health beyond the initial evaluation period of June 30, 2020.

Compensation details – Contract

Benefits – This is an independent contractor position therefore benefits are the responsibility of the successful candidate.

Location of practice – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Qualifications/Requirements of the position – Qualified applicants will hold a MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, including certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, as well as, have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

The City - Saskatoon Shines - With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.

The Authority - The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line patient care for Saskatchewan people, and we are working together to better coordinate health services across the province to ensure that patients receive high quality, timely health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The University - The beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex ( and two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron ( and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre ( A users group is available for collaborative research with clinical faculty using the $173.5 million Canadian Light Source synchrotron, owned by the University of Saskatchewan. The College of Medicine has an intake of 100 students per year with a commensurate number of positions for residency training.

To Apply – Saskatchewan Health Authority supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The successful applicant will ideally be available to start January 2019. Applicants are required to supply a letter summarizing qualifications and experience relative to the position, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references.

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Jackie McKee, Physician Recruitment & Resource Planning

Practitioner Staff Affairs – Suite 6740 - Royal University Hospital

103 Hospital Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8


Please note applications will be accepted until the position is filled.