Job Description

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Locum
Contact Info: Lauren Allen, MD, FRCSC
103 Hospital Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W8
Practice Type: Academic Appointment|Hospital Staff|Ortho Group
Pediatric Focus: General Pediatrics (> 75% Pediatrics)
Training Requirements: Candidates in consideration will hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Orthopedic Surgery and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.
Date Available: 7/1/2022
Reason for Job Opening:
Additional Information: The Saskatchewan Health Authority – Saskatoon and University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedics seek a fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon for a one year locum term commencing on July 1, 2022, with the possibility to transition to a permanent full time position. The Division of Orthopedic Surgery is seeking a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified Orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery to join a collegial group of twenty six surgeons that represent all orthopedic subspecialties in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  

Position Profile 
The successful candidate will join the Division of Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Surgery. This position includes appointments with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and the University of Saskatchewan and involves teaching of medical students and orthopedic surgery residents. The University of Saskatchewan has a robust Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program, with teaching, administration and research opportunities.

The successful candidate will join three other full-time pediatric orthopedic surgeons. This team provides urgent and elective pediatric orthopedic care out of the sole pediatric hospital in the province, Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. This brand new facility just opened in September of 2019. Saskatoon is a rapidly growing city, with a population of 331,000. It’s the biggest city of Saskatchewan, population 1.17 million. Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the College of Medicine and boasts a vibrant community, with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities in an easily navigated urban setting.

The City and the University
Saskatoon Shines - With more hours of sunshine than any other major Canadian city and a population of 265,000+, Saskatoon is the largest city in Saskatchewan, offering non-stop entertainment opportunities including world class events, festivals and attractions, a strong arts and music focus, and a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. . To learn more about the city of Saskatoon please visit Saskatoon Community Information 

Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighborhood. The beautiful University of Saskatchewan campus is located on the shores of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base and a vibrant cultural life. The University of Saskatchewan is a research-intensive institution with 22,000 students and 7,000 faculty and staff, and a strong reputation for innovation and excellence. It is home to the newly constructed Academic Health Sciences Complex.

Compensation Details: Competitive alternate funding plan contract
Benefits: Benefits are the responsibility of the successful candidate
Location of Practice: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Qualifications/Requirements of the position: Candidates in consideration will hold Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in Orthopedic Surgery and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan.

To Apply: 
SHA supports a shared commitment to a Representative Workforce that is respectful and inclusive of all staff and clients and welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Interested candidates, please submit your curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, in confidence, to:

Dr. Lauren Allen, MD, FRCSC
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery