OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGIST WITH PEDIATRIC-ADOLESCENT TRAINING
GEOGRAPHICAL FULL-TIME ACADEMIC
Position Number: 33217
Consider building a career in obstetrics and gynecology in Winnipeg, Manitoba – where Canada’s heart beats. Manitoba’s vast catchment area concentrates a wide diversity of clinical scope while maintaining a welcoming academic-based clinical care team.
The University of Manitoba, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine and Shared Health have developed a unique partnership to actively support health education, research, and the provision of the highest standard of quality patient care. Focused on providing medicine with meaning, advancing knowledge and technology and educating tomorrow’s health care professionals, it is our collaborative strengths that will lead us into the future.
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences is seeking a Geographic Full Time (GFT) Obstetrician/Gynecologist with subspecialty training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The successful candidate will be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (or higher depending on current academic rank) in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will be eligible to practice general obstetrics and gynecology with fellowship training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. The successful candidate will be invited to join the Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology with academic appointment in the Department of Reproductive Health Sciences.
Clinical responsibilities include acting as a consultant obstetrician/gynecologist based at Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg Health Sciences, with a special focus in pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG). Provision of gynecologic surgical services for patients <18 years old is expected. Specific interest in endocrine disorders in young people would be an asset. This person would also be expected to maintain a small teaching practice providing adult gynaecologic care and participate in the on-call schedule for gynecology. Clinical responsibilities may include adolescent and adult obstetrical care and associated call coverage, depending on the interests of the candidate.
The successful candidate will have sufficient research experience to effectively use the 30% allocated research time to further the academic pursuits of the Section of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Research infrastructure, specifically the Women’s Health Research Support Unit, is available to support researchers in the department with regulatory requirements, study design, participant recruitment and analysis. Startup research funds are available with the intended goal of establishing an independently-funded research program.
Winnipeg Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and therefore the successful candidate will demonstrate effective mentorship of colleagues, residents and undergraduate students is an essential skill. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, essential to work with this unique patient population and to foster collaborative interprofessional and interdisciplinary relationships. The section of pediatric and adolescent gynecology is small group of clinicians with a strong history of interdisciplinary collaboration between the departments of OBGYN and the pediatric subspecialties.
What We Offer:
- A small and vibrant section interested in furthering the reproductive care of young people in Manitoba. There is a wealth of opportunity within our institution to create meaningful change for this unique patient population of children and adolescents seeking gynecologic care.
- A state-of-the art facility, Women’s Hospital Winnipeg Health Sciences, which opened in late 2019 offering patients and providers both the latest technology and an unparalleled aesthetic in hospital architecture.
- The opportunity to care for a large Indigenous population with support for strategies to improve care provision at the level of the section and the department. The department has a curriculum with learning opportunities to build clinical and academic skills that support equity, diversity and inclusion.
- A vast catchment area extending from the United States to the Artic Circle and providing a diversity of clinical presentations.
- Approachable and accessible support and collaboration from colleagues in obstetrics, gynecology, general pediatrics, pediatric urology, pediatric endocrinology and pediatric surgery. There is especially immense untapped opportunity for research collaboration.
- Research support to navigate a new academic system and establish a research program, specifically our Women’s Health Research Support Unit and our departmental wet-lab affiliated with the Child Health Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM).
- A multicultural city, Winnipeg, with excellent restaurants, rich cultural experiences, affordable housing for young families and a diversity of scholastic opportunities for school-aged children. Winnipeg offers the best of all seasons with plenty of outdoor opportunities throughout the year: sunny winter skies, beautiful long summer days and cottage-country within easy driving distance.
- Current or eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba specialist registry as a generalist Obstetrician Gynecologist
- Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
- Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
- Eligibility for hospital privileges within Shared Health
- Eligibility for a University of Manitoba teaching appointment
An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Winnipeg boasts a strong referral base and collegial working environment for the clinician. We serve a large catchment area including Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and a large portion of Nunavut. Housing, recreational pursuits, cultural activities and professional sporting events are considerably more affordable than in other major Canadian cities.
A review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023 and will remain open until filled.
Intended start date: July 1st, 2023 (negotiable)
Interested applicants may submit their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent to and contact information for three referees to:
Dr. Vanessa Poliquin, MD MSc FRCSC
Head, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Provincial Specialty Lead, Women’s Health
Shared Health Manitoba
WN2065 – 820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9