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Cardiologist - Advanced Heart Failure & Transplantation

The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute seeks application for a full-time academic cardiologist at the assistant or associate professor level with a clinical and academic focus on Heart failure and Transplantation with a start date of December 2022 (negotiable).

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre. It employs over 1,400 physicians, nurses, researchers, technicians, allied health professionals and more. The Institute handles more than 235,000 patients yearly from across Canada.

In addition to state-of-the-art catheterization (4) and electrophysiology (4) labs, core facilities include approximately 60 inpatient ward beds, an intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) with 14 beds, a Day Unit with 36 beds, a Reference Centre with 11 beds and a New Structural Procedure Unit of 6 beds. The Division is renowned for delivery of outstanding cardiac care, excellence in education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (recognized as a leading training program in Canada and internationally) and recognized internationally for its research in particular in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, STEMI/ACS coronary intervention, valvular disease, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension programs among others as well as strength in heart failure and structural interventions.

Skills Required

Candidates must hold FRCPC certification in Cardiology and have completed an advanced HF/transplant fellowship.  Candidates must have a strong academic interest (either teaching/research or quality improvement) and have experience teaching medical students and residents. Practice profile will be negotiated based on expected academic and clinical deliverables. Academic appointment ranking will be based on qualifications and experience however, we are targeting applications from those who qualify for Assistant Professor or above.

Fluency in both official languages (English and French) would be considered a strong asset.

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre. It employs over 1,400 physicians, nurses, researchers, technicians, allied health professionals and more. The Institute handles more than 235,000 patients yearly from across Canada.

In addition to state-of-the-art catheterization (4) and electrophysiology (4) labs, core facilities include approximately 60 inpatient ward beds, a intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) with 14 beds, a Day Unit with 36 beds, a Reference Centre with 11 beds and a New Structural Procedure Unit of 6 beds. The Division is renowned for delivery of outstanding cardiac care, excellence in education at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels (recognized as a leading training program in Canada and internationally) and recognized internationally for its research in particular in electrophysiology, cardiac imaging, STEMI/ACS coronary intervention, valvular disease, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension programs among others as well as strength in heart failure and structural interventions.

Job Benefits

Income is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends.  Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.

The City of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

The Department of Medicine and Division of Cardiology are committed to employment equity and creating a diverse environment. We are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning, and work environments. We encourage qualified applicants from all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

Please note Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Approximate Start Date
December 2022
Job Location
40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range
$250,000-$550,000 Per year
Posting Date
July 13, 2022
Closing Date
October 22, 2022
Application Process

Interested applicants should forward a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in the position and the names of three references ( who will not be contacted without permission) and a CV to:

Dr. Lisa Mielniczuk

Professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology)

Director, Advanced Heart Disease Program

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

40 Ruskin Street

Ottawa ON K1Y 4W7

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