Medicine - Assistant Professor (Abdominal Imaging)

University of Toronto - St. Michael's Hospital

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2012-10-26

Abdominal Imaging - 1201410

The Department of Medical Imaging at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, an academic health science centre fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, is currently recruiting a fellowship-trained radiologist to its Body Imaging Division. The successful candidate will be committed to a continuous quality improvement agenda in clinical operations, teaching and research. S/he will give leadership to the ultrasound service at St. Michael's hospital which is anticipated to expand in the near future. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is early January 2013.

The successful candidate will hold certification in Diagnostic Radiology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or international equivalent. A fellowship in abdominal/body imaging or Body MRI is required. The successful candidate will ideally have undertaken a significant component of their fellowship training in ultrasound. S/he will be a self-starter, a team player willing and able to help report plain films and fluoroscopic barium procedures, as needed. S/he will have a strong commitment to patient care, research and teaching. Leadership experience, clinical experience and a strong academic record will be additional important assets.

St. Michael's Hospital is a busy 600-bed tertiary care and Trauma Centre and one of four principal teaching hospitals of the Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Within the University of Toronto, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael's Hospital has distinguished itself with a long history of recognized excellence in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching. The hospital also houses the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Keenan Research Centre providing world-class opportunities to engage in, cutting-edge, knowledge translation and outcomes research. Expansion of the Hospital within the next four years has been approved by government and will include the addition of new, multi-modality, imaging equipped operating rooms as well as the addition of CT and ultrasound modalities within the emergency department.

The Body Imaging Division encompasses busy ultrasound, CT and MRI services supporting a strong referral base in trauma, gastroenterology, urology, general surgery, medical oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine as well as outpatient and community medicine services. There are 8 ultrasound units, 3 multi-detector CT scanners, and 4 MRI scanners (2 x 1.5T and 2 x 3.0T, one of which is a dedicated research MRI). Within the next year the many ultrasound-guided procedures performed by Body Imaging faculty will be consolidated an expanded through the formation of an ultrasound biopsy centre within the department.

Each year, the Medical Imaging Department at St. Michael's Hospital trains five full-time Body Imaging fellows and 2 Women's Imaging fellows. There are over 40 radiology residents from the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program , University of Toronto, who also rotate this Department over the course of a year.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, CV and a list of 3 potential references by no later than November 15th, 2012 to:
Dr. Tim Dowdell, Radiologist-in-Chief, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8, Canada.

The closing date for applications is November 15, 2012, although the position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Department of Medical Imaging, please visit our home page, http://medical-imaging.utoronto.ca/Page16.aspx.

Original posting available at http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca Clinical Job# 1201410

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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