General Gastroenterologist

Sault Area Hospital invites applications for a Gastroenterologist to join a well-established, collegial group practicing General Gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology practice would consist of:
– Facilities for Endoscopy – at present, 2 days per week for 40 weeks/year
– Provide consultant inpatient GI care
– Block coverage for hospital GI care with 2 other gastroenterologists
– Inpatient care is supervised by GIMU and FM service
– Hep C program with Hep C secretariat funded nursing & support staff
– Community facilities for initiation and maintenance of biologic therapy
– Internal Medicine call available but there is no obligation to participate

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) has dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers who work together to deliver outstanding care and services to a catchment population of approximately 115,000. With an approved complement of nearly 300 beds in spectacular new facilities, SAH provides primary, secondary and select tertiary services to residents in Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma. In addition to providing core services in Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine; Surgery; Obstetrics, Maternity & Paediatrics; Mental Health and Addictions; Complex Continuing Care; and Rehabilitation, SAH is also home to the Algoma Regional Renal Program and the Algoma District Cancer Program.

The internal medicine program is represented by specialists in cardiology, critical care, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general internal medicine, geriatrics, hematology, infectious diseases, medical oncology, nephrology, respirology and rheumatology. Additionally, there is diagnostic imaging support which includes state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla MRI and two CT Scanners with access to interventional DI. The hospital supports a full-time pulmonary function lab, endoscopy unit, non-interventional cath lab, nuclear medicine and ultrasonography.

Affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) provides the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.

Candidates must possess or be able to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Ontario with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and must hold or be eligible for fellowship in Gastroenterology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This position is eligible for a community relocation allowance as well as Ontario Ministry of Health incentives offered through the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention Initiative and the Northern Specialist Alternative Funding Plan.

Spousal employment and family support is offered as part of our recruitment approach.

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is located on the St. Mary’s River between Lake Huron and Lake Superior on the U.S. /Canadian border. The Sault has all the amenities of a regional urban centre, with both the Canadian wilderness and extraordinary vacation areas in Michigan just minutes away. There is a strong cultural and arts basis in the community, and both winter and summer outdoor activities abound. The Sault has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of sports and artistic opportunities for children and adults alike. Sault Ste. Marie is served by three Canadian airlines as well as one major U.S. airline.

Interested applicants please contact: Christine Pagnucco, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program. Phone: (705) 759-3720 E-mail: