Breast Imaging Radiologist (Diagnostic)

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Department of Medical Imaging, Western University,

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London Health Sciences Centre,

and London X-Ray Associates

ACADEMIC POSITION: Breast Imaging Radiologist (Diagnostic)

Academic and Clinical Environment:  The City Wide Department of Medical Imaging (www.schulich.uwo.ca/medimaging)  has clinical activities based at St Joseph’s Health Care London (www.sjhc.london.on.ca) and at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) (www.lhsc.on.ca); with research activities based in the Lawson Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca) and at the Robarts Research Institute (www.robarts.ca). The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides medical imaging education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The faculty consists of 56 Radiologists, 6 Nuclear Medicine physicians and 10 Imaging Scientists providing a subspecialty imaging program to a catchment population of approximately 1.5M people. The Department provides regional diagnostic imaging and interventional programs and has strong relationships with community hospital partners.

The Department is undergoing academic transformation and is hiring a new faculty position for a radiologist with expertise in Breast Imaging.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in a blended academic practice that spans the academic - community hospital continuum.

Position Profile:  The successful candidate will be appointed in a full-time limited term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  In addition, the successful candidate will provide clinical services for London X-Ray Associates (“LXA”) and take an active role in the Citywide Breast Imaging Subspecialty Division and must be dedicated to outstanding quality in clinical operations, demonstrate leadership, teaching and/or research abilities. The successful candidate will have completed a Fellowship in Breast Imaging and must have an interest in academic and community radiology. The academic component of this position is predominately located at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The community practice includes several community hospitals and Independent Health Facilities (IHFs) operated by LXA. One day of protected academic time to support research and teaching is provided.

The Breast Imaging Division provides a full complement of diagnostic and interventional breast procedures and is comprised of 6 radiologists based at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.  The Breast Care Centre at St. Joseph’s Hospital is an integrated breast service. It consists of a multidisciplinary team of Radiologists, Surgeons, technologists and nurses who provide leading edge care to patients from across London’s catchment area of 1.5 million. The Radiology team provides “one-stop” diagnostic imaging and intervention, where possible. We adopt the latest technologies in mammography, US, MR and Nuclear Medicine to remain at the forefront of breast care. We collaborate closely with the oncologists at the London Regional Cancer Program, with Imaging Scientists at the Lawson Research Institute, and maintain a strong outreach program in the London Community and many regional partner hospitals.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • provide a full range of diagnostic clinical services required of a Breast Imaging Radiologist including 2D and 3D mammography, contrast mammography, ultrasound and MRI expertise;
  • participate in percutaneous breast procedures such as image guided biopsy and wire/radioactive seed imaging guided localization;
  • participate in general radiology on-call

The successful candidate must be interested in pursuing a strong academic career and will be expected to actively participate in the Department of Medical Imaging’s academic, research and education initiatives including teaching and supervision of undergraduate, and postgraduate trainees and fellows.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate must have the following:

  • An MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Applicants should be certified, or eligible for certification, in Diagnostic Radiology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent.
  • Completion of a Fellowship in Breast Imaging.
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to patient care, teaching and research, with the ability to provide a full range of diagnostic clinical services required of a Breast Radiologist.
  • Must have interest (and previous experience) in academic and community radiology.
  • Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance and experience, as well as qualifications that surpass the requirements for the position.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a team player and willing to participate in all aspects of academic breast imaging. This includes participation in a multidisciplinary environment, and provision of on call services as required by the Chair/Chief of the academic department and of the community practice served by London X-Ray Associates.

Compensation Details:  Estimated total remuneration from all sources, including fee for service and alternative funding plan, will be in the range of $350,000 - $420,000 annually and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Covid-19 may affect this predicted income level for the near future.

The CityLondon, Ontario.  London is Canada’s 11th largest city with a population of almost 400,000, serving a catchment area of roughly 1.5 million. London is situated in southwestern Ontario, within a short driving distance of Toronto and Detroit.  The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities.  It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.  https://www.ledc.com/why-london

The University:  With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses.

St. Joseph’s Health Care London:  St. Joseph’s Health Care London is primarily an ambulatory care centre and provides patient care that complements the acute care hospitals of LHSC.  Current clinical imaging equipment includes two 1.5T MRI, one 320 slice CT, modern ultrasound, and new state of the art mammography equipment including digital tomography and contrast dual energy mammography.  The Department is upgrading to state of the art paired 3T and 1.5T MRI, and state of the art X-ray equipment. Research imaging equipment includes a 256 slice CT, and a 3T PET/MR.  A PET/CT serves clinical and research functions.

Currently St. Joseph’s Health Care participates in the ECOG-ACRIN 1151 randomized trial of breast Tomosynthesis (TMIST) and is the first institute in North America to conduct a feasibility study using Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM)- guided biopsy. St. Joseph’s Health Care will be one of 2 Canadian sites to participate in the upcoming Contrast Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST), managed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) Center for Research and Innovation with support from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation  and GE Healthcare. There are excellent opportunities for the division members to develop other new research collaborations in breast imaging.

London X-Ray Associates: LXA is proud to have served London Ontario and region for over 85 years. We have a long history of teaching and providing diagnostic medical imaging services in the academic medical imaging department, 13 community hospitals and 5 Independent Health Facilities clinics in southwestern Ontario. We are a collegial group of radiologists, technologists and administrative professionals who are dedicated to serving patients, physicians and hospitals in the communities where we work. We strive to be the best at what we do. We see our responsibility as both humbling and inspiring. Respect is the cornerstone of fostering our people-centric culture.

For further information: Interested candidates are invited to contact the Division Head, for information on the Divisional structure and responsibilities; the Site Director at St. Joseph’s, for information on St. Joseph’s Health Care London; and the Chair-Chief, to discuss the Department strategy and direction.

Chair/Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Narinder Paul, Narinder.Paul@lhsc.on.ca

Site Director for Medical Imaging at St Joseph’s Health Care London, Dr. Justin Amann, Justin.Amann@sjhc.london.on.ca

Breast Imaging Division Head, Dr. Anat Kornecki, Anat.Kornecki@sjhc.london.on.ca

To apply:  Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Review of applications will begin after February 23, 2021 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021 or as negotiated.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/careers/pdf/application-full-time-clinical.pdf to:

Narinder S Paul BM, MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), FRCPC

City Wide Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, LHSC, SJHC

City Wide Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, SSMD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging

Scientist at the Robarts and Lawson Research Institutes

c/o London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital

339 Windermere Road, Office C2-226

London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5

Phone: 519.685.8500

E-mail: Narinder.Paul@lhsc.on.ca

Business Addresses: Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca; London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca;

St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca;

London X-Ray Associates, 450 Central Avenue, London, Ontario, N6B 2E8, www.lxa.on.ca

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Nancy Kalbfleisch at Nancy.Kalbfleisch@lhsc.on.ca or 519.685.8500, Ext. 33216.