Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, St. Joseph’s Health Care London & London Health Sciences Centre
Body Imaging Radiologist
Academic and Clinical Environment: The City Wide Department of Medical Imaging (www.schulich.uwo.ca/medimaging) has clinical activities based at St Joseph’s Health Care London (www.sjhc.london.on.ca) and at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) (www.lhsc.on.ca); with research activities based in the Lawson Research Institute (www.lawsonresearch.ca) and at the Robarts Research Institute (www.robarts.ca). The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides medical imaging education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The faculty consists of 54 Radiologists, 7 Nuclear Medicine physicians and 10 Imaging Scientists providing a subspecialty imaging program to a catchment population of approximately 1.5M people. The Department provides regional diagnostic imaging and interventional programs and has strong relationships with community hospital partners.
The Department is undergoing academic transformation and this process has created 3 faculty positions. Well qualified and motivated candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a blended academic practice that spans the academic - community hospital continuum.
Position Profile: Three (3) limited Term Clinical Academic appointments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidates will take an active role in Citywide Sub-specialty Divisions and must be dedicated to outstanding quality in clinical operations, demonstrate leadership, teaching and/or research abilities. The successful candidates will have completed a Fellowship in the desired specialty and must have an interest in academic and community radiology. The academic component of this position is predominately located at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. The community practice includes several Independent Health Facilities (IHFs) within London, and provides imaging services to multiple community hospitals outside of London. This hybrid practice allows regional care to be delivered using a “hub and spoke” model. Protected academic time to support research, teaching, and administrative endeavors is provided.
The Body Imaging Division encompasses a full complement of diagnostic procedures and is comprised of 28 radiologists across St. Joseph’s Health Care London, London and London Health Sciences Centre. There is a wide breadth of interesting pathology including hepatic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and an array of oncologic imaging. The London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) (www.lhsc.on.ca/london-regional-cancer-program) is a world class cancer care facility that provides comprehensive care to patients from Middlesex/London, Elgin, Oxford, Perth, Huron, Grey, Bruce, Lambton and Kent.
The successful candidate is expected to provide a full range of diagnostic clinical services required of a Body Imaging Radiologist. Previous experience in CT Colonography and MR Elastography of the liver would be an asset. Desired general practice skills include fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided procedures, including biopsies and drainages.
The MSK Imaging Division encompasses a full complement of diagnostic modalities and is comprised of 11 radiologists across St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre.
The clinical Department of Orthopedic Surgery has a disseminated model across London with the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic (www.fowlerkennedy.com), Spine and Trauma Surgery programs at London Health Sciences Centre; the Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre (www.sjhc.london.on.ca/hulc) and the regional Rheumatology Centre located at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.
The successful candidate is expected to provide a full range of diagnostic clinical services required of a MSK Radiologist. Plain x-ray, ultrasound (diagnostic and procedural), CT, MRI, and BMD expertise is expected.
The Neuroradiology Division encompasses a full complement of diagnostic and interventional procedures and is comprised of 10 radiologists across St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre. The Department of Clinical Neurosciences (www.schulich.uwo.ca/cns) has a disseminated model across London. The London Health Sciences Centre has specialty care in neurology that includes epilepsy, movement disorders, the regional stroke program, regional multiple sclerosis clinic, neuro-critical care, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and motor neuron diseases. Neurosurgical care includes cerebrovascular disease, intra-cranial skull-based tumours, brain tumour surgery, spinal surgery trauma, neurotology, audiology and cochlear implant programs. Pediatric neurologists and neurosurgeons have clinical expertise in a variety of areas including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neurometabolic and neuromuscular disorders, as well as acquired brain injury.
The successful candidate is expected to provide a full range of diagnostic clinical services required of a Neuroradiologist including plain X-ray, CT and MRI expertise. The candidate will be expected to also participate in percutaneous spinal procedures such as epidural / facet injections, image-guided lumbar punctures, and myelography.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold certification in Diagnostic Radiology with the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada or international equivalent and meet the credentialing requirements of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, LHSC and London X-Ray Associates’ affiliated community hospitals. Success completion of Fellowships in Body, MSK and Neuroradiology respectively, is expected. The skills to function as a Breast Imaging Radiologist in the community are an essential asset for the Body Imaging Radiologist, and are considered a desirable asset for the MSK and Neuroradiologist positions.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a team player and willing to participate in all aspects of academic diagnostic imaging. The latter includes provision of on call services as required by the Chair/Chief of the academic department and of the community practice served by London X-Ray Associates. S/he will have demonstrated strong commitment to patient care, research and teaching. Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance as well as qualifications that surpass the requirements for the position, and experience.
Compensation Details: Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be primarily composed of the following sources: fee for service (OHIP billings) and Alternative Funding Plan.
The City: London, Ontario. London is Canada’s 11th largest city with a population of almost 400,000, serving a catchment area of roughly 1.5 million. London is situated in southwestern Ontario, within a short driving distance of Toronto and Detroit. The region has a diverse economy and excellent educational opportunities. It is a safe and diverse city and its numerous parks, trails, recreational, cultural and sporting opportunities make it an attractive place to live.
The University: Western University is a research and teaching-intensive university with full-time enrolment of about 34,000 students with a full range of academic and professional programs. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides an outstanding educational experience within a teaching and research intensive environment where tomorrow's physicians, dentists and health researchers learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London: St. Joseph’s Health Care London is primarily an ambulatory care centre and provides patient care that complements the acute care hospitals of LHSC. Current clinical imaging equipment includes two 1.5T MRI, one 64 slice CT, modern ultrasound, and new state of the art mammography equipment including digital tomography and contrast dual energy mammography. The Department is upgrading to state of the art paired 3T and 1.5T MRI, and state of the art CT and X-ray equipment. Research imaging equipment includes a 256 slice CT, and a 3T PET/MR. A PET/CT serves clinical and research functions.
London X-Ray Associates: LXA is proud to have served London Ontario and region for over 85 years. We have a long history of teaching and providing diagnostic medical imaging services in the academic medical imaging department, 13 community hospitals and 6 Independent Health Facilities clinics in southwestern Ontario. We are a collegial group of radiologists, technologists and administrative professionals who are dedicated to serving patients, physicians and hospitals in the communities where we work. We strive to be the best at what we do. We see our responsibility as both humbling and inspiring. Respect is the cornerstone of fostering our people-centric culture.
For further information: Interested candidates are invited to contact the Division Heads, for information on the Divisional structure and responsibilities; the Site Director at St. Joseph’s, for information on St. Joseph’s Health Care London; and the Chair-Chief, to discuss the Department strategy and direction.
To apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after December 14, 2018 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or as negotiated. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and statement of academic qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, and also complete, sign and include the form at the following link: uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to:
Narinder S Paul BM, MRCP (UK), FRCR (UK), FRCPC City-Wide Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, LHSC, SJHC City-Wide Chair, Department of Medical Imaging, Western University, SSMD Professor of Cardiothoracic Imaging Scientist at the Robarts and Lawson Research Institutes c/o London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital 339 Windermere Road, Office C2-226 London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5 Phone: 519.685.8500 E-mail: Narinder.Paul@lhsc.on.ca
London X-Ray Associates, 450 Central Avenue, London, Ontario, N6B 2E8, www.lxa.on.ca
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Nancy Kalbfleisch at Nancy.Kalbfleisch@lhsc.on.ca or 519.685.8500, Ext. 33216.