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Vancouver General Hospital



Vancouver General Hospital is seeking two full-time academic Emergency Trauma Radiologists to join Vancouver Imaging a dynamic group of 27 academic radiologists providing general and subspecialty diagnostic and interventional radiological services to the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital, both integral parts of the University of British Columbia (UBC) hospital system. 


Our ER/TRAUMA section is one of the largest and most advanced academic Emergency Radiology groups in the world, and operates a radiology staff lead 24/7/365 from our reading room, which is centrally located within Vancouver General Hospital Emergency Department (ED). Our department is fully digital with state-of-the-art equipment including dual-source/ dual-energy CT. The clinical service includes X-ray, Ultrasound, CT (head to toe including cardiac and Head and neck CTA) and MRI in the acute setting (i.e. acute abdomen, MRCP, MSK, Neuro).


All the members of our department are expected to engage and collaborate 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 a bright group of Residents and more than six Emergency Radiology Fellows annually. We value our excellent collaborations with Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Trauma, Cardiology, Stroke and Critical care services along with our other radiology department subspecialty sections.


All candidates must hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed Fellowship training in Emergency Trauma Radiology, and be eligible for licensure in the Province of British Columbia.  All applicants must also be currently certified by, or eligible for certification by, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will be located at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital. 


Mandatory candidate qualifications include:


Fellowship training is strongly preferred, and/or several years of substantial Emergency Radiology experience in an accredited Level 1 Trauma Center.


Quality improvement experiences are highly desirable.


  1. Demonstrated experience in Cardiac CT with at least a Level 2 Cardiac CT certification.
  2. Agreement to work on-site as the primary Radiologist responsible for imaging studies in an Accredited Level 1 Trauma Emergency Department on a “24/7” basis.
  3. Demonstrated capacity to work efficiently in a high volume and fast paced practice.
  4. Willingness and capacity to image and interpret all organ systems including neurologic, thoracic, vascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, gynecologic, early obstetric and cross cover other subspecialty sections.
  5. Accomplished track record in clinical teaching at the medical student, resident, and Fellowship level.
  6. Proven academic track record with an established research portfolio and peer reviewed publications is strongly desirable. 


 Additional qualities/qualifications include:

  1. Have experience in all aspects of MRI and CT including body and neuroradiology.
  2. Have experience in Dual-Energy CT.
  3. Have experience and in-depth knowledge of contemporary low-dose CT techniques.
  4. Have experience in working with and developing relationships in industry.
  5. Have in-depth knowledge of educational and radiological information technology systems.

The successful candidate will enjoy a challenging practice including CT, US, MRI and General Radiography in a PACS environment. The remuneration and vacation arrangements are competitive for this geographic region. Following a successful probation period, the candidate will have the opportunity to join this collaborative practice. University appointment at the University of British Columbia will be granted in the clinical stream commensurate with previous rank/experience. Greater Vancouver is a culturally diverse city of 2.5 million on the West Coast of Canada. It is the largest city in Western Canada, and has been consistently ranked among the world’s most livable cities by The Economist magazine.


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, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However in accordance with legislation the Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


All applications must be received by March 31st, 2018. Interested candidates are asked to submit their letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees to:



John Mayo, MD, FRCPC                            

c/o Jeanette Buholzer                                  

Head and Medical Director                        

Department of Medical Imaging               

Vancouver Acute                                         

(VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong)             

2211 Wesbrook Mall                                   

Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 2B5                          


Posted 3/14/2018

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