Head, Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dept of Internal Medicine
February 17, 2004

Position start date:

October 1, 2004

Closing date for applications:   June 30, 2004

The Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Medicine Program invite applications for the position of Head of the Section of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, one of 17 sections in the Department of Internal Medicine providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and research. Currently, there are seven geographical full-time physiatrists within the Section and three clinical psychologists in the specialty of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology. Within the Health Sciences Centre, the Rehabilitation Hospital has 53 beds divided into major programs for spinal cord injury, stroke, amputee, brain injury and musculoskeletal conditions. Physical Medicine consultation is provided to St. Boniface General Hospital, as Winnipeg’s second academic health centre. Further consultation services are provided to other Winnipeg hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, as well as to a number of rural centres within the province’s regionalization structure.

There is an active Physical Medicine residency program and significant contribution to undergraduate medical clinical training and experience. There are many productive interdisciplinary activities in education and research between the Section and the Centre’s rehabilitation disciplines, as well as with the University’s basic science departments and School of Medical Rehabilitation.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has completed a new vision of Rehabilitation for the region and province encompassing the full continuum of care including prevention, active rehabilitation, and reintegration to the community in a coordinated and interdisciplinary fashion.

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. The city has a rich sports and cultural environment with symphony, opera, dance, theatre and ethnic festivals. The region also provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons.

The successful applicant is expected to provide leadership, both to the Section within the Department of Internal Medicine and within the provincial network of rehabilitation activities with which the section is associated. This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position commencing October 1, 2004 or as soon thereafter as possible, for a term of three years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Interested applicants should have proven abilities in the areas of administration, patient care, teaching, and research. It is expected, in particular, that the incumbent would encourage broad academic development within the specialty and may establish personal areas of research.

Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Dan Roberts, Professor and Head
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9

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CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2004

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba.)

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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