Neonatal Clinical Assistant

Position profile: Saskatchewan Health Authority, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking applications for four permanent full-time Neonatal Clinical Assistants. The successful candidates will share in the provision of comprehensive in-house coverage, 24/7 365 day, for a Level 2B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Victoria General Hospital (Prince Albert) under the supervision of a General Pediatrician. In addition, the candidates will rotate into and provide coverage for a Level 3B NICU (Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital) under the supervision of a Neonatologist. The successful candidate will have an appointment in the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Consisting of 11 beds, the new Level 2B NICU at the Victoria General Hospital is part of an exciting initiative to expand the provision of specialty services to northeastern Saskatchewan. As part of the Saskatchewan Neonatal Network, the Unit acts to align maternal and newborn risk factors and care needs through the addition of highly skilled professionals and state-of-the-art equipment in a newly developed standalone unit.  The Neonatal Clinical Associates and the Department of Pediatrics within PA will continue to work collaboratively with the JPCH NICU and Neonatology team providing a provincialized standard of care as close to home as possible.  The Victoria General Hospital also offers a 14-bed pediatric unit, and provides clinical services in the areas of obstetrics, emergency medicine, intensive care, internal medicine, surgery, psychiatry and anesthesiology to a catchment area of approximately 80,000.

The new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital offers world class equipment and facilities for children, mothers and families from across our province. Centrally located on the University of Saskatchewan campus, our new children’s hospital offers neonatal intensive care (46 beds), pediatric intensive care, general and subspecialty pediatrics, pediatric emergency and ambulatory services. Maternal services include labour and delivery, antepartum and postpartum care. The 176-bed facility provides the highest quality of care and places Saskatchewan at the forefront of research and innovation.

Compensation details: $138.66/hour (April 2021 rates)

Benefits: This is an independent contractor position therefore benefits are the responsibility of the successful candidate.

Location of practice: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Qualifications/Requirements of the position: Applicants will have recent NICU experience with current NRP and PALS certification.  Applicants must have passed MCCQE1, and IELTS - with a minimum score of 7.0 in each section, and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

The CityPrince Albert – Gateway to the North: Prince Albert is located over the geographic centre of Saskatchewan. It is the largest centre in the region, with a population of 45,000. There are many lakes and outdoor camping sites, and the natural setting of Prince Albert National Park (https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/sk/PrinceAlbert). We are blessed with a wealth of summer and winter activities hosted in well groomed city parks, golf courses, and sport facilities, and you are only minutes away from the best resorts in Saskatchewan. Our jewel of the north is brimming with culture and history. It is a great place to raise children with plenty of year-round family entertainment options and all of the northern shores to explore.  Prince Albert is located 137 Km north of Saskatoon.

The City Saskatoon Shines: With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.

The 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 health care for the entire province. We are driven by the commitment to improve front line 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 health care, wherever they live in Saskatchewan.

The University: The beautiful U of S campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The UofS is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex (http://library.usask.ca/hsl/new-building.php) and two of the largest science projects in the country – the Canadian Light Source synchrotron (www.lightsource.ca) and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization/International Vaccine Centre (www.vido.org).

To Apply: SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates, please submit your curriculum vitae in confidence to:
Karin Ferris, Manager
Practitioner Staff Affairs, Northeast
1521 6th Ave West, Prince Albert, SK
Email: Karin.ferris@saskhealthauthority.ca