Specialty Diagnostic Radiology

Subspecialty Cardiothoracic

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is seeking a full-time 1.0 FTE academic Cardiothoracic/Emergency (ER) Trauma Radiologist to join Vancouver Imaging, a dynamic group of 30 academic Radiologists providing general and subspecialty diagnostic along with interventional radiologic services to Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospital, in affiliation with the University of British Columbia.

As an accredited Level 1 trauma centre, VGH is the quaternary care center for the Province of British Columbia for thoracic surgery and lung transplantation. The ER Trauma Section is one of the largest and most advanced academic Emergency Radiology groups in North America, and operates 24/7/365 from our reading room, which is centrally located within the VGH Emergency Department (ED). The ED is fully digital with state-of-the-art equipment such as our third generation dual-source/dual-energy CT.

With two full-time Cardiothoracic Radiologists, the Cardiothoracic Radiology Section has a strong relationship with the Divisions of Respirology, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Pathology. The Section runs a post graduate fellowship program in cardiothoracic imaging, with 3 Fellows annually, and plays a key role in training diagnostic radiology residents, respirology residents and medical students who regularly rotate through the section. The Section is also integral to Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology and Respirology (Interstitial Lung Disease) multidisciplinary meetings and collaboration.

The ER Trauma Section is a large diverse group of Radiologists with multiple fellowships. All members are expected to engage fully in both the clinical and non-clinical activities of the section, including providing substantial contributions in research, education, and/or sectional administration. Teaching requirements include training six Emergency Radiology Fellows and radiology residents annually. The Section values its excellent collaborations with Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Trauma, Cardiology, Stroke and Critical care services along with our other radiology department subspecialty sections.

We are seeking an academically oriented, dual fellowship trained Cardiothoracic/ER Trauma Radiologist with a strong interest and experience in research and teaching.

The candidate must have knowledge and experience in:

(1) High volume clinical practice, involving adult chest radiographs, thoracic and cardiac CTs, and thoracic and cardiac MRIs.

(2) CT guided transthoracic biopsies and pre-operative microcoil localization.

(3) All aspects of MRI and CT including body and neuroradiology.

(4) Dual-Energy CT.

(5) In-depth knowledge of contemporary low-dose CT techniques.

(6) Working with and developing relationships in industry.

(7) Educational and radiological information technology systems.

All applicants must hold an MD degree or equivalent and have completed fellowship training in both cardiothoracic imaging and ER Trauma along with holding full licensure in the Province of British Columbia at the beginning of employment or hold an academic license with UBC. All applicants must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).

University appointment at UBC will also be granted commensurate with previous academic experience.

VCH and UBC hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.



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