Fee for Service Echocardiographer and Clinical Cardiologist, Division of Cardiology

Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health in partnership with The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, invites applications for an Echocardiographer and Clinical Cardiologist to be based at the University of Alberta Hospital and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.  Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faculty is ranked among the world’s top 50 medical schools and as one of Canada’s premier health-education institutions.


The world class Division of Cardiology at the University of Alberta, focused on ensuring excellence in clinical practice, research and teaching, is an integral part of the Department of Medicine and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that provides tertiary and quaternary cardiac care services for the City of Edmonton, Northern Alberta, and parts of British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut, Northwest Territories and portions of Saskatchewan. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute runs a state-of-the-art level 3 ECHO lab that utilizes all advanced echo diagnostic programs and procedures. The ECHO lab is integral to the Advanced Heart Failure, VAD and Structural Heart Disease programs. In addition, the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute are home to some of the premier programs in the country in the areas of Acute Coronary Syndromes, Advanced Heart Failure, Multimodality Imaging, Interventional Cardiology, Structural Heart Disease, Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Diseases of the Aorta, Mechanical Circulatory Support, Cardiovascular Surgery and Pulmonary Hypertension. Finally, there is a growing and vibrant Cardiac Oncology program. The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is unique in that it provides both Pediatric and Adult Care with full collaboration between Pediatric and Adult Cardiology colleagues. The University of Alberta is also home to a highly successful post graduate Internal Medicine, Cardiology and several Cardiology Fellowship training programs with Area of Focused Competency (AFC) accreditation in Echocardiography and Interventional Cardiology.


The successful candidate will join a group of 36 cardiologists. In keeping with our vision statement of exemplary patient care, discovery and education, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop her/his career in the fold of a premier institution.

The Division of Cardiology is home to internationally recognized and successful researchers in Acute Coronary Syndromes, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, outcomes, basic and translational research. There will be ample opportunity to collaborate in research in all of these areas.


The successful candidate shall have an MD degree, or equivalent.  He or she shall be eligible for certification in Cardiology with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada.  Finally, he or she shall be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and have Level 3 Echo Fellowship training.  Expertise in ACHD and structural/intervention echo is strongly desired.


Remuneration will be based on the Fee-for-Service (FFS) schedule.


Key accountabilities of the Echocardiographer and Clinical Cardiologist will include but will not be limited to: Equitable ECHO laboratory service/afterhours ECHO call, Outpatient General Cardiology Clinics, Inpatient service, Emergency Triage, and equitable share of Division of Cardiology undergraduate and postgraduate teaching responsibilities.


The successful applicant will be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic Colleague Appointment in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, which is assessed under a specific promotion process, separate from the academic pathway, through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Interested candidates are asked to submit online a letter of intent and curriculum vitae outlining their education, qualifications, experience, research interests, and any other relevant information along with three letters of reference.  



Dr. Paolo Raggi
Divisional Director, Cardiology
2C2 WMC, University of Alberta Hospital
8440-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2B7

Ph: 780-407-3113 E-mail: lana.vandenberghe@albertahealthservices.ca


Applications will be reviewed four weeks after AD posted, however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alberta Health Services and The University of Alberta hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodations, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.

Details about Alberta Health Services can be found at www.albertahealthservices.ca.

Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Medicine can be found on the Faculty’s Faculty’s Home Page at www.ualberta.ca.