Infectious Disease Specialist

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Infectious Disease Specialist

Regina, Saskatchewan

   Posting Date: February 1, 2021

Remuneration: Contract ($393,388 to $447,648)

Benefits: Responsibility of the physician           

Language of Work: English          

Position Profile:

The Saskatchewan Health Authority has an exciting opportunity for an Infectious Disease Specialist to provide clinical service, including coverage for inpatient and outpatient consultations within our Division of Infectious Diseases in Regina on a full-time or locum basis.

The Division of Infectious Diseases provides a wide range of consultative and clinical services to the Regina General Hospital, the Pasqua Hospital and to a population of approximately 500,000. Clinical services include general Infectious Diseases, HIV, viral hepatitis, antimicrobial stewardship, in-hospital services and outreach clinics.

The Division also has an intensive and productive research program and team involved in HIV and hepatitis B clinical trials, CIHR funded HIV and hepatitis C projects and Indigenous health and informatics. In addition, the division is involved in education and teaching of medical students and residents from the University of Saskatchewan.

The Specialists work closely with our Medical Health Officers who cover community outbreaks and as well with our Infection Control Specialists and Medical Microbiologists – who work in our Laboratory setting. 

Hours of work are typically 0800 to 1700 hours with evenings, weekends and on-call services shared amongst the other Infectious Diseases physicians.

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. The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. The College of Medicine has an intake of 100 students per year with a commensurate number of positions for residency training. The Department of Medicine has distributed training sites in Saskatoon and Regina.

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:

The successful candidate will hold certification or be eligible for certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College) in Infectious Diseases and be eligible for provisional or regular licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS).  Preference will be given to candidates with Royal College designation in Infectious Diseases.

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 Medicine in the Regina Area.

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

For Information or to submit curriculum vitae, please contact:

Kimberly Merk-Brown

Saskatchewan Health Authority - Regina

Phone:  306-766-0743

Email:  Kimberly.merk@saskhealthauthority.ca