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General Pediatrician

Regina, Saskatchewan

Posting Date:              February 1, 2021

Remuneration:         Fee-for-service

Benefits:                        Responsibility of the physician           

Language of Work: English          

Position Profile:

We are seeking exceptional Pediatricians to be part of our dynamic and expanding department.  Successful candidates will join the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Pediatric Department in Regina in a full-time position providing both inpatient pediatric services and a community pediatric practice. The successful candidate will have the option to take over the practice of a retiring physician.

Call requirements are negotiated to ensure appropriate coverage while providing the necessary work-life balance for department members. Currently call requirements range from 2-6 overnight calls per month, 2-6 weeks on duty in the pediatric teaching unit per year and up to 6 weeks on duty in the mother baby unit per year. Those participating in call are reimbursed as part of the Specialist Emergency Coverage Program and also bill fee-for-service for work completed.

Regina’s Pediatric Department includes 13 Pediatricians, 1 Developmental Pediatrician, 1 Pediatric Nephrologist, 1 Pediatric Clinical Immunologist & Allergist and 5 Neonatologists. Pediatricians within the department provide a range of clinical services including community clinics, pediatric outpatient ambulatory services, Wascana Children’s Program for children with developmental needs, normal newborn care, a 26 bed NICU and a 28 bed inpatient pediatric teaching unit and high acuity area. Children requiring PICU care are transferred to a provincial PICU in Saskatoon following stabilization.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is dedicated to learning and is a partner in the growing educational needs of medical students and residents from the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. Members of the department are eligible for appointment to the faculty of the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and take part in academic services including teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate learners. Weekly pediatric grand rounds are provided by Telehealth from Saskatoon in addition to monthly pediatric educational rounds, and quality improvement meetings.

The Community:

Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada and is a beautiful oasis on the prairies with a steadily growing population exceeding 230,000. According to MacLean's Best Communities in Canada 2019, Regina came in second in the Prairies and 74th across the country, scoring well in population growth, commute, amenities and culture. Regina was Canada’s 33rd fastest-growing community in 2019, adding 12.7 per cent more residents over the past five years. Regina is known for its generous, friendly people and rich community pride, fueled by the “I Love Regina” campaign. This welcoming prairie city has an abundance of parks, sports and recreational facilities, bicycle pathways, family attractions and an exceptional quality of life. There are many attractions and events that take place all year in Regina for residents and tourists alike (www.regina.ca).

    The Saskatchewan Health Authority: 

The SHA is the largest organization in Saskatchewan, employing over 44,000 employees and physicians responsible for the delivery of high quality and timely healthcare for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve frontline 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 healthcare, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients. We welcome applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. 

 Qualifications:

Successful candidates will hold certification or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) in Pediatrics and be eligible for provisional or regular licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS). 

This individual should be a team player, be able to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, staff and management, and function well in a high volume environment with a commitment to provision of high quality patient and family centered care.

In accordance with immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

The successful applicant is expected to participate in the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education programs of the Department of Pediatrics in the Regina Area.

The start date for this position is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For Information or to submit curriculum vitae, please contact:

Kimberly Merk-Brown, Manager

Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina

Phone:  306-766-0743 | Fax:  306-766-3459

Email:  kimberly.merk@saskhealthauthority.ca