Practice Opportunity: Cardiac Surgery Assistant

May 21st, 2020

St. Mary’s General Hospital is recruiting for surgical assistants in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. As the largest central community in one of Canada’s fastest growing regions, Kitchener-Waterloo offers the very best of multicultural, large urban centre living and vibrant city life with the warmth and tight-knit community associated with smaller towns.

St. Mary’s General Hospital is home to the Regional Cardiac Care Centre (RCCC) for Waterloo-Wellington. In addition, the centre accepts referrals from Perth County, Grey-Bruce, Huron, Brant, and Oxford Counties, as well as Haldimand-Norfolk. The RCCC includes two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization suites, two cardiovascular operating rooms, an eight bed cardiovascular intensive care unit and 45 inpatient beds. Emergency cardiac catheterization services and emergency cardiac surgery are available on a 24/7 basis.

Our cardiac surgical team consists of three dedicated and talented surgeons who provide first-class surgical care to more than 850 patients every year. We are leaders among our peers, providing timely consultation, compassionate care, and achieving excellent outcomes. The type of surgeries performed include: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Valve Replacement, Valve Repair and Aortic Aneurysm Repair.

The hospital is seeking physicians, preferably with surgical experience, to assist our cardiac surgeons with surgery and graft harvesting. Assisting requires dedication for the duration of the cardiac operations with the ability to commit to scheduled day lists and night, evening and weekend call.

The candidate must be eligible for independent practice licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Interested candidates are invited to inquire about this opportunity by sending their curriculum vitae by email to the attention of Tanja Cvijetic, Medical Affairs Coordinator,