Practice Opportunities

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Vancouver, BC:  Breast Locum, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia.  The UBC Division of Plastic Surgery is seeking a locum tenens effective immediately for a Breast Reconstruction Surgeon. The term is 6 months. The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of breast reconstruction, including immediate reconstruction, delayed reconstruction and second stage and revision surgery.  Applicants should have postgraduate fellowship training in breast surgery, and be comfortable with autologous, non-autologous and microsurgical reconstruction. Applicants should be certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, or equivalent.  This is currently a six month position starting June 15, 2017.  Please address personal letter and CV to Dr. Peter Lennox, Head, UBC Breast Reconstruction Program, c/o (Posted March 13, 2017)

Hamilton, Ontario:  MCMASTER UNIVERSITY PLASTIC SURGERY LOCUM.  The McMaster Division of Plastic Surgery has a locum position available for 3 months starting July 1st, 2017. The position involves a broad clinical practice covering various domains at adult and pediatric tertiary care hospitals in Hamilton. The successful applicant will have regular access to scheduled operating room and minor procedure room resources as well as clinics and admin support.  Applicants should have certification in Plastic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the province of Ontario. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, Hamilton Health Sciences is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”. Applicants must include an up-to-date CV which includes a description of previous academic experience, as well as of specialty training. This application will remain open until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled for March, 2017. Inquiries can be sent to Sarah Swan at (posted March 13, 2017)

Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Locum needed. The ideal candidate would be available for approximately 6 months starting February 2018; however, start and end dates are flexible. The practice includes elective hand surgery, treatment and reconstruction of facial skin cancers, breast surgery, and wrist surgery. Treatment of wrist pathology is not necessary. The office is well organized with supportive and knowledgeable long-term staff. The Cowichan Valley is one of Canada’s most beautiful regions with warm weather, biking, fishing, lakes, the ocean, wineries, and the Gulf Islands at your door step. Victoria and Nanaimo are both a 60 minute drive away. A float plane to downtown Vancouver is only 30 minutes door-to-door. Access to a beautiful home with a pool is optional. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to earn a good income and enjoy the summer all at the same time. If the candidate wish to continue with ongoing part time work after this it would be available. Alternatively, a locum in the Greater Vancouver District following this position could be arranged. Please contact  (posted March 13, 2017)

London, Ontario: The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking a Division Chair/Chief, full-time continuing clinical academic plastic and reconstructive surgeon, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is affiliated with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and is comprised of nine plastic surgeons with busy clinical practices. The academic training program is Royal College accredited and provides surgical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  The Division currently focuses its research interests in many areas including hand and upper limb, Dupuytren’s disease, peripheral nerve, breast reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and tissue engineering.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Review of applications will begin after April 1, 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.  Click for full details.  (posted February 27, 2017)

Prince George, BC:  A full-time Plastic Surgeon is required to provide locum coverage until September 2017. The locum will join a staffed office, and will have dedicated OR and clinic time. The on-call responsibility is 1:4. The ideal candidate will have an interest in regional cancer care and fellowship training in breast reconstruction or facial trauma and reconstructive surgery. Only candidates who are already licensed or are eligible to be licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia can be considered.  In order to be eligible for licensure in BC, your postgraduate training must meet the requirements of the CPSBC. Post graduate training must be obtained from an accredited and approved training program in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The position comes with a staffed office, dedicated OR & clinic time and one in four plastic surgery call responsibility. This is a fee-for-service position funded by MSP BC. Rural retention premium, MOCAP compensation and a stipend for teaching medical students from the University of British Columbia’s Northern Medical Program are also available. Historical and typical physician compensation details are available for public viewing at the following link:  http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/practitioner-professional-resources/msp/publications.  The City of Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia and is a vibrant, active and diverse community that provides a strong focal point and identity to the north. The city and area offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees (at least one should be Chief of Surgery or Program Director) to: Dr. Christine J. Kurz, 707 Canada Games Way, Suite 101, Prince George, BC, V2L 0C5, phone: 250-561-7224, fax: 250-561-2564; e-mail: (posted February 22, 2017)

Sault Ste. Marie is seeking the services of a full-time Plastic Surgeon.  The successful candidate will be entitled to one day per week in the OR as well as one day per week in the outpatient clinic.  Call coverage is currently shared among a group of two plastic surgeons and the successful candidate will share these call responsibilities.  Candidates must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Ontario with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and must hold certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Expertise in breast reconstruction is required.  The successful candidate must be a Canadian citizen or hold Canadian permanent residency status.  Sault Area Hospital has an affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and allows for the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.  The successful candidate would be expected to join the medical school faculty and participate in teaching and research activities.  This position is eligible for the Ontario Ministry of Health incentive offered through the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention Initiative and the Northern Specialist Alternative Payment Plan (NS APP).  Interested applicants can contact:  Christine Pagnucco, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program.  Phone: (705) 759-3720 E-mail: Click for more information or visit the website:   www.saultmed.com (posted February 8, 2017)

Toronto, Ontario: The University Health Network and the University of Toronto are conducting a search for a full-time academic plastic and reconstructive surgeon. The starting date of this position is beginning from July 2017. The successful candidate will join a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons with a focus on vascularized composite allograft transplantation and oncologic reconstructive surgery. The successful candidate must have completed specialized fellowship training in reconstructive microsurgery. Full commitment to academic activity is required. The successful candidate must have a strong basic science research track record matching the clinical focus of the position that has resulted in a Ph.D. degree. Basic science research skills are important to suit the future growth plans for the division. The candidate would support the ongoing teaching activities at the undergraduate and postgraduate and CEPD levels at the University of Toronto. The candidate must be eligible for the academic appointment of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Candidates must be eligible for certification with the RCPSC and licensure with CPSO.  The University Health Network and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their communities, and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest, a copy of their CV and  the name of three referees   by April 15th, 2017 to:   Stefan O.P. Hofer, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS(C), Chief Division of Plastic Surgery, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, 8N-865 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4.  Email:  (posted February 8, 2017)

Sudbury, Ontario – The Service of Plastic Surgery at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN), in Sudbury, Ontario, is recruiting a full-time clinical surgeon to join its existing complement of 4 (3 full-time). Candidates who have an enthusiastic approach to quality patient care, undergraduate/postgraduate education and possibly active clinical research should apply. The new candidate will share one in four call responsibility, and ensure seamless coverage for the region. Locum opportunities are also available. As the tertiary care referral centre for the entire Northeastern Ontario region, HSN serves a catchment population of over 600,000 residents.  HSN occupied its one-site acute care hospital in March 2010, which boasts 17 ORs and state-of-the-art equipment throughout. All physicians are encouraged to seek academic appointment at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and become involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. Research opportunities are also available with HSN’s affiliated research institute, HSNRI. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Ontario and have obtained or be eligible to obtain speciality qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Physicians who practice full-time in Sudbury are eligible for attractive financial incentives. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and CV to the Medical and Academic Affairs Office, by e-mail to . HSN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for interviews or to locum, will be contacted.  (posted February 2, 2017)

Victoria, BC: The Division of Plastic Surgery in Victoria, British Columbia, is seeking a clinical plastic surgeon for a locum/temporary employment position for a period of 6 months. The duration is flexible, effective June 2017 and may be eligible for extension. On call responsibilities are shared with the 6 division members and includes additional compensation. Resources available to the successful applicant include: office space, office staff, ambulatory clinic space, outpatient procedure clinics, and OR time. Teaching of medical students and residents is coordinated through the UBC Island Medical Program. The Division of Plastic Surgery in Victoria provides care to southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, including all aspects of plastic surgical care. Please forward your CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Emily Krauss Tel:  250-590-7097, Fax: 250-590-7058; .  (posted January 31, 2017)

Windsor, Ontario: The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Windsor Regional Hospital in Windsor, Ontario invites applications for a 6-month locum position starting in May/June 2017. The start date can be adjusted to assist new grads. The position has the potential of leading to a permanent position at Windsor Regional Hospital. Windsor is located in southwestern Ontario across the river from Detroit, Michigan. There is access to professional sports events, concerts, an international airport, and unique dining experiences in Windsor and Detroit. It is an extremely busy referral environment and serves a population of greater than 300,000 people. The position encompasses inpatient and ambulatory care responsibilities. The individual would be responsible for taking over a busy practice with full resources including a staffed office, dedicated weekly OR, weekly outpatient procedure clinic (2 half days), and weekly ambulatory clinic (half day) with full nursing support. Call coverage involves 1 week in 4 hospital call and covers the greater Windsor area. A call stipend is included. The practice includes all aspects of plastic surgery, including hand surgery, breast surgery, skin cancers, cosmetic surgery, and wound care/burns. There is no coverage of facial fractures.  Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees with contact information (at least one should be Chief of Plastic Surgery or Program Director) to Dr. Howard Adams, Chief of Plastic Surgery, at .  (posted January 26, 2017)

Lower Mainland, BC: A full-time Plastic Surgeon Locum is available July through September, 2017 (duration may be extended beyond the summer months). The position comes with staffed offices in Surrey, New Westminster, and Port Moody, as well as main OR, ambulatory care & cast clinic time at Eagle Ridge, Royal Columbian Hospitals, and the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. Plastic surgery call responsibilities are approximately 1 in 4 with the potential to increase if available, and include MOCAP compensation. Eligible candidates who have/will have achieved the FRCSC designation should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three referees (at least one should be Chief of Surgery or Program Director) to: Dr. Dao Nguyen, 201-2502 St Johns St, Port Moody, phone: 604-931-3312, fax: 604-931-1894; e-mail: (posted January 19, 2017)

Orangeville, Ontario: A plastic surgery locum for Headwaters Healthcare Centre in Orangeville, Ontario is available summer/fall of 2017.  The ideal candidate would be available for 2-3 months however, start and end dates are flexible.  The practice includes hand surgery/trauma, treatment and reconstruction of skin cancers, breast reconstruction surgery, wound care and burns, as well as elective cosmetics.  The office is well organized with supportive and knowledgeable long-term staff.  The Headwaters region is 1 hour from downtown Toronto, Barrie or Collingwood, and has a bounty of local outdoor activities.  The hospital is located in a relatively small city, yet has a large catchment area and pleasant population base.  The hospital has a very collegial groups of doctors, nurses and support staff making it an enjoyable place to work.  A generous call stipend is included.  Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to earn a good income and enjoy the summer/fall all at the same time.  Interested candidates should contact Dr. Rebecca Greer-Bayramoglu at .  (posted January 19, 2017)

Abbotsford BC : Locum Required – Preferably June 19th to August 20th, but dates can be altered to assist new grads. Extension of these dates to the end of September is possible with covering a second surgeon also in Abbotsford.  This is a busy community plastic surgery practice one hour outside of Vancouver BC based at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. The practice consists primarily of hand, breast and skin cancer surgery.  Absolutely no mandible fractures.  All elective clinics and OR’s would be pre-arranged for the locum so the time in Abbotsford would be profitable for the locum.  The split would be 75/25 with the locum keeping 75% of billings. All on call stipend would be kept and paid directly to the locum.  If interested please email Dr. Aaron D. Brown at .  (posted January 18, 2017)

Vancouver, BC: Short term locum required to cover summer holidays of plastic surgeon for Vancouver Coastal Health at Richmond Hospital from July 31st to September 8th. There may be an opportunity to also cover July or to remain on in the fall to cover extra call if desired.  Must be Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  The practice is a general practice with a focus on hand and breast.  Call is shared by five surgeons and an on call stipend is provided by our MOCAP contract. Richmond Hospital is the closest community hospital to downtown Vancouver.  Please contact Dr. Robyn Watts at  for those who are interested.  (Posted January 16, 2017)

Barrie, Ontario: The Division of Plastic Surgery at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center in Barrie, Ontario is seeking a LOCUM Plastic Surgeon for MAY to DECEMBER of 2017. Start and end dates of locum term may be negotiable. Click for further details..  There may be potential for a subsequent permanent position for the right candidate.  Applicants must be eligible for license to practice in Ontario and hold a fellowship in Plastic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Post residency training in Breast Reconstruction and Microsurgery preferred.  Expressions of interest should be forwarded along with your CV and names of 2 references to Dr Agnieszka Hassa, Division Head Plastic Surgery at RVH; Email : ; Phone: (705) 220-4252; Fax: (705) 735-9391. (Posted January 13, 2017)

Sarnia, Ontario: Bluewater Health is accepting applications for a Plastic Surgeon to join the Surgery Department.  We are looking for a non-cosmetic, Plastic Surgeon to support the needs of the community and hospital.  Experience/training in post mastectomy breast reconstruction, management of hand injury and trauma is desirable.  Candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal & collaborative skills, be dedicated to service excellence, and a strong team player.  Participation in training of residents/medical students is also desirable.  Registration with the CPSO is required. Remuneration is fee for service.  Click for details..  To apply, please send CV and references to: Dr. Mike Haddad, Chief of Professional Staff, Bluewater Health, , 519-464-4400 ext 4534 (posted January 11, 1027)

Brampton, Ontario: We are seeking a dynamic individual for a locum position at Brampton Civic Hospital, starting in mid February 2017 for a minimum duration of six months. The candidate will support a team of three Plastic Surgeons at Brampton Civic Hospital. The division of plastic surgery at Osler offers a wide spectrum of reconstructive surgical services as well as support of trauma cases, therefore the candidate must be comfortable with all aspects of adult plastic surgery.  Applicants must be able to be licensed to practice in Ontario and hold a fellowship in Plastic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Expressions of interest should be forwarded along with your curriculum vitae by January 15, 2017 to:  Medical Staff Office, Attn: Dr. Nicolas Guay, Corporate Chief of Surgery, William Osler Health System, 2100 Bovaird Drive East, Brampton, ON   L6R 3J7, Tel: (905) 494-2120   Fax: (905) 494-6206, (posted December 20, 2016)

Calgary, Alberta:  The Department of Surgery, Section of Plastic Surgery, and Alberta Health Services invite applications for a clinical faculty position as a Plastic Surgeon at the Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, joining an existing group of four surgeons. The Department of Surgery requires the applicant to have at least one year of post-residency fellowship training in Hand Surgery or Microsurgery, and be competent in hand surgery, microsurgery, and reconstructive breast surgery.  Click for further information..  The position will commence in the summer of 2017. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.  Please forward your curriculum vitae, letter of intent and three letters of reference by February 28, 2017 to:  Dr. Rob Harrop, Chief, Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, C/o Jessica Bartolome, Room 382, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 2T9.  (posted December 20, 2016)