Academic Women’s Imaging Radiologist

Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University
Permanent Full-Time Academic Position

WHO SHOULD APPLY?


The Department of Diagnostic Radiology within the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University and its affiliated teaching hospitals are seeking a full-time Academic Radiologist with Fellowship training in Women’s Imaging, specializing in Breast, Obstetrical, and Gynecological Imaging. The preferred candidate will exhibit strong potential for innovative and scholarly research or will have an excellent track record of, or interest in, high-quality research output. Breast Tomosynthesis, Breast MRI & biopsy, Tertiary Care High Risk Obstetric Ultrasound (this requires certification in Nuchal Translucency), and Gynecological MRI are specific targeted growth areas within the institution. Candidates must display evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment.

With the academic component of this position, there is an expectation of participation in undergraduate medical education, residency training, and research. Candidates must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions.

Responsibilities in Breast Imaging include Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, and multimodality Breast interventional procedures. The Breast Assessment Centre and the OBSP Screening Clinic serve 22,000 patients a year. Obstetrical service is provided is through an active and expanding Fetal Assessment Unit, an in-house Fertility clinic, and a busy emergency department. Gynecologic U/S and Female Pelvic MRI are components of the clinical service.

There is a strong collaboration with specialists through Breast Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology. There is regular consultation with physicians in the Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario through participation in Breast and Gynecology-Oncology Multidisciplinary Rounds. Interest and skills in Body Imaging is also considered an asset. Participation in the Department Body/Plain Films On-call schedule is a requirement.

KINGSTON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE OVERVIEW

The Academic Radiologist will join 25 radiologists in the Department, who provide clinical service to a population of approximately 600,000 in Southeastern Ontario in two teaching hospitals, Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Providence Care. There are a total of 14 Ultrasound units at both hospital sites, with approval for two more ultrasound machines. The Obstetrical and Gynecological practice and Breast MRI is located at the Kingston General Hospital site, a 450-bed acute care hospital. Currently, there is a 1.5T Siemens MRI scanner and a recently installed state-of-the-art Siemens 3T VIDA MRI scanner.

OBSP OVERVIEW
There is a vibrant Breast Screening Program off-site. There are plans of near-term expansion of the program and amalgamation with the Breast Assessment Centre at a new self-sufficient site. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of these exciting changes to Breast imaging.

THE FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES OVERVIEW
The Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University strives to develop an inclusive ecosystem that attracts the best talent from diverse fields, including cardiovascular disease, medicine and surgery, nursing, and healthcare economics. This ecosystem will promote excellence in patient care and will drive high impact clinical science and education research.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Qualified applicants must either hold or be eligible for certification in diagnostic radiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, have undertaken fellowship training, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ 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.

To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

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 us at the address below for assistance in making suitable arrangements.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. A complete application consists of:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Links to at least three recent and related publications
• Three Letters of reference (sent directly from the referees to the Department)

Applications are encouraged to send their application packages electronically as PDFs to Omar Islam at Omar.Islam@kingstonhsc.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Omar Islam MD FRCPC DABR
Head, Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Queen’s University
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
76 Stuart Street, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Telephone: 613-549-6666, ext. 1253