Cardiac Surgeon – Eastern Health

Eastern Health logoEastern Regional Health Authority and the Cardiac/Critical Care Team invites expressions of interest for a full-time Cardiac Surgeon.

Eastern Health is the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador. It employs over 13,000 employees and provide services to a regional population of more than 300,000. Eastern Health has unique provincial responsibilities for tertiary level institutional services.

The successful applicant will be an integral member of the four-surgeon Cardiac Surgery team supported by three nurse practitioners and will work within an interdisciplinary team to provide full scope Cardiac Surgery Services at the Health Sciences Centre (HSC). The HSC is the tertiary adult cardiology/cardiac surgery center for the province with approximately 650 -700 cardiac surgery cases per year, has an active Transcatheter Aortic Valve Program (TAVI) and is the provincial referral centre for invasive cardiac diagnostic and interventional procedures.

To be considered candidates must be eligible for licensure as a cardiac surgeon in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and hold membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Demonstrated expertise in mitral valve repair either as a recent fellowship trainee or through clinical experience is required, along with left ventricular device and extracorporeal membrane oxygenator management experience and familiarity with program-based management system is desirable.

HSC is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University affording opportunities for research and teaching. Academic responsibilities will be consistent with part time academic faculty at MUN. In addition the successful candidate will have the opportunity to assume a leadership role with the cardiac surgery program depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Compensation is via an Alternate Payment Plan (APP).

Why practice in St. John’s? Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly and unique province. St. John’s, the provincial capital, is the economic and cultural hub of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s boosts museums, galleries, historical sites, parks, world-renowned culinary and a pristine natural environment. Be delighted with whales off our coast and icebergs along ‘Iceberg Alley’ that float from Greenland’s glaciers to Newfoundland’s east coast. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are friendly and welcoming and our residents are our best Ambassadors. We are renowned for humor, song, art and craftsmanship and NL offers an excellent quality of life. To learn more visit

Please send applications with curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Wendy Snow, Regional Physician Recruiter

For more information regarding Eastern Health and practicing in Newfoundland and Labrador, please visit the following websites: and

In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Eastern Health hire on the basis of merit and are committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to submit an expression of interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Start date of posting: Feb. 13, 2020

Expiry date of posting: Apr. 13, 2020

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