Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Cardiologist

The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number:
MSAS number: 2157
Position start date: July 1, 2019
Closing date: December 31, 2018 or until filled

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

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 1.2 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 program has a robust database which includes 4800 patients to date and facilitates clinical care, quality metrics and research projects. The team actively enrolls in clinical trials and is recognized nationally in the heart failure community.

There are presently 30 full-time academic cardiologists within the Section of Cardiology with major clinical and investigative responsibilities in interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, echocardiography, cardiac 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. Recent experience in transplant and mechanical circulatory support is required. He/she must also have clinical and teaching skills to further the aims of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in cardiology.

This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing July 1, 2019, 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.  

Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Cardiology in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Cardiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred.

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. The city has a rich cultural environment with symphony, opera, dance, theatre and ethnic festivals. The region also provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons.

The University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority are strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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 (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Physicians may be eligible to receive a recruitment/resettlement incentive. Contact physicianrecruitment@wrha.mb.ca for further information.

Interested applications should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the names of three references to:

Chair, Heart Failure Search Committee
Search Committee
Department of Internal Medicine
GC425, 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9
Email: intmedrecruitment@umanitoba.ca