The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are seeking a fully trained and experienced Adult Epileptologist to join the Adult Epilepsy Department. McMaster is a District Epilepsy Center in the province of Ontario, serving a catchment area of over two million people. We have a three bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and are involved in working up complex cases for epilepsy surgery. We currently have four Epileptologists, with two doing epilepsy as their full-time practice. The Epilepsy program is well supported by a Nurse Practitioner, clerk, Neuropsychologist, and Neuroradiologists, amongst others. We have local fMRI and 3T MRI capabilities. Our tertiary care teaching center has a large residency training program, and we are actively involved in residency teaching and training. We have also been involved in fellowship training. There are many outpatient clinics with subspecialty areas including first seizure, transition from pediatrics, and Tuberous Sclerosis. We have a busy inpatient and outpatient EEG service, covering four hospitals in the city.
We are looking for an Adult Epileptologist with a training in Neurology and a two-year fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG. Our ideal candidate is mid-career with significant experience in the workup and management of complex epilepsy surgery cases. This individual has good experience with SEEG, cortical stimulation, mapping, and corticography and would be willing and able to help us set up a complete surgical unit at our center. The ability to read evoked potentials, or a willingness to learn, would be helpful in addition to excellent EEG skills. Passing the CSCN EEG exam would be necessary if not already completed. The candidate would be able and willing to read continuous ICU EEGs.
Research interests and publications will bolster our academic contributions. Commitment to excellence in adult epilepsy, postgraduate neurology, and undergraduate medicine, education and training is expected. We are also looking for a team player with excellent communication skills, who will provide high quality patient care and function well in multidisciplinary groups. Participation in General Neurology on call and inpatient services would be expected. McMaster has an excellent and collegial Neurology Department, with all subspecialties well represented.
The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Neurology and will be expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division.This is a full-time faculty position for a period of three years (renewable). Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.
Please apply online to job opening 37557 via the McMaster Academic Careers website (http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/) directing your application to:
Dr. W. J. Oczkowski, MD FRCPC
Professor and Academic Head Division of Neurology
McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences
237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
Interested applicants must include an up to date curriculum vitae, description of training and research experience as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.
All qualified applicants are encouraged apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University 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”
How To Apply
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