Vancouver General Hospital is seeking a full-time academic Musculoskeletal Radiologist to join Vancouver Imaging, a dynamic group of 28 academic Radiologists providing general and subspecialty diagnostic and interventional radiologic services to the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and the University of British Columbia Hospital, in affiliation with the University of British Columbia Hospital system.
As an accredited Level 1 trauma centre, VGH has a large orthopedic surgery department with reconstructive orthopedics, orthopedic trauma and provides orthopedic oncology surgical services for British Columbia with referrals from other parts of Canada. With two full-time Musculoskeletal Radiologists, the Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology has a strong relationship with the Division of Rheumatology, as well as the Palliative Care/Pain Control Division in association with the British Columbia Cancer Agency.
The Musculoskeletal Section runs a post graduate fellowship program in musculoskeletal imaging, with 2 – 4 Fellows annually. Radiology residents regularly rotate through the division. Weekly Multidisciplinary rounds are held with Orthopedic Oncology, Palliative Care/Pain Control, and Rheumatology.
We are seeking an academically oriented Musculoskeletal Radiologist with a strong interest and experience in research and teaching. Clinical work involves a large volume of plain films, CT, US, and MRI examinations. The candidate must have knowledge and mastery of MSK sports medicine Imaging and advanced MRI MSK techniques such as kinematic, high field strength metal suppression imaging, spectroscopy, DWI/DTI, isotropic sequences, T2 cartilage mapping and 3T imaging. Experience in Diagnostic MSK US and MSK US procedural work such as perineural, peritendinous and intra-articular injections along with fenestrations and barbotage procedures is a critical requirement.
It would also be highly desirable if applicants have experience in performing complex interventional musculoskeletal procedures including imaging-guided bone and soft tissue biopsy, cementoplasty in the spine and pelvis, thermal ablation of primary and secondary bone and soft tissue tumours.
All applicants must hold an MD degree or equivalent and have completed fellowship training in musculoskeletal imaging along with holding full licensure in the Province of British Columbia at the beginning of employment. 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).
Members of the Musculoskeletal Section are expected to participate in other clinical rotations that may include body US, general MRI, including participation in the 24/7 ER/Trauma service provided by Vancouver Imaging to VGH and other medical facilities within British Columbia or outside the Province.
University appointment at the University of British Columbia 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, 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, Canadian and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
All applications must be received by May 1, 2019. Interested candidates are asked to submit their letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names of three referees to:
Savvas Nicolaou, MD, FRCPC, CEO, Vancouver Imaging
John Mayo, MD, FRCPC, Head and Medical Director, Vancouver Acute