Job Posting
full time Palliative Care at University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital/ Kensington Hospice
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 16704

The Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto are seeking a full-time clinician with expertise in teaching, research or quality improvement in palliative medicine, to be based at the University Health Network – Toronto Western Hospital and Kensington Hospice sites. The successful applicant must be eligible for a Full-time Clinical academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. It is expected that the position will be approximately 70% clinical, 20% teaching, 10% quality improvement/research. Expected start date is Summer 2021, as mutually agreed upon.

The Division of Palliative Care at the University Health Network spans five sites: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and Kensington Hospice. The interdisciplinary program includes inpatient consultations, outpatient clinics, an acute palliative care unit and a residential hospice. TWH is expanding its ambulatory and hospice programs and this position is being created to support clinical and academic excellence for these programs. Department members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavours within an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and social workers, among others. There is protected time for scholarly activities to ensure rewarding, fulfilling career development.

Palliative Care
Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Palliative Care Physician Job Posting – Toronto Western Hospital and Kensington Hospice
Start Date
Remuneration will be consistent with similar academic positions in Toronto. The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the University Hospital Palliative Care Practice Plan, through which all earnings will eventually be administered. At the time of this job posting we await securing additional Practice Plan funding for this position and therefore this position may initially be fee-for-service.  
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
4 weeks 
Additional Benefits
On-call stipend, academic support  
Qualification Requirements
The successful candidate must hold an MD degree or equivalent, have completed training in a recognized palliative medicine postgraduate training program, and have, or be eligible for, licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Responsibilities will include excellence in clinical care and clinical teaching, as well as active participation in research. Candidates should have completed, or be willing to complete, a graduate degree in education or research, or have one or more years of post-residency fellowship.
The successful applicant will foster excellence in consultative Palliative Medicine and will have broad clinical and research interests related to palliative care. Advanced training and evidence of scholarship is a requirement for the appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. They should demonstrate academic experience through publications in leading journals and presentations at significant conferences.  
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
University Health Network - Toronto Western Hospital/ Kensington Hospice 
Street Address 1
399 Bathurst Street 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
M5T 2S8 
Institution Description
For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at

For more information about the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at

For more information about the Division of Palliative Care at University Health Network, please visit our website at:

The University of Toronto and the University Health Network are strongly committed to diversity within their communities and especially welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Caitlin Doherty 
Contact Address
University Health Network
620 University Avenue, 12th floor, Toronto, Canada M5G 2M9.
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Published on 2020-12-11
Edited on 2020-12-11