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full time Pediatric Anesthesiology at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 17150

Division Head – Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Canada

The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at SickKids Hospital is internationally recognised for its contributions to advancing clinical care, education and research in the field of pediatric anesthesiology. We are inviting applications for the position of Division Head of Cardiac Anesthesia. This position is expected to start October – December of 2022.

Responsibilities of the Division Head include ensuring provision of the highest quality pediatric cardiac anesthesia services within a collaborative team including pediatric subspecialized surgeons, intensivists and allied health professionals. The Division Head should promote the individual research interests of faculty as well take initiative to drive a collective endeavour such as prospective outcomes research. Ensuring top quality education for clinical fellows, residents and medical students is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to build upon a culture of quality and safety. We are seeking an individual whose leadership qualifications include a long-term vision for the Division, management proficiency, communications expertise, mentoring capabilities, the ability to engender trust, act collaboratively, and integrate Division activities with the mission of the SickKids Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Perioperative Services, and the Labatt Family Heart Centre.
Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, SickKids Hospital is a world-renowned state of the art pediatric health care facility affiliated with the University of Toronto, performing over 22,000 procedures on children annually. This includes the daily operation of two pediatric cardiac operating rooms and two pediatric cardiac catherization facilities, with intermittent involvement in adult congenital cardiac surgery at the adjacent University Hospital and pediatric cardiac patients for non-cardiac surgery. The hospital is committed to ongoing excellence in clinical care, research, learning and development, quality, and safety, in addition to ensuring a caring and supportive work environment. The Division of Cardiac Anesthesia is comprised of 9 cardiac anesthesiologists who provide care for neonates and children with congenital and acquired heart disease.

Candidates must hold an M.D. and have experience in paediatric anesthesia and pediatric cardiac anesthesia experience (previous fellowship or extensive practical experience). Demonstrated academic excellence in basic or clinical research, education, quality and safety, or other academic pursuits is required. The successful candidate must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Associate/Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The candidate must also meet the criteria for appointment to the title of Clinician-Scientist/Investigator/Educator/Teacher/Administrator as described by the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, and obtain an appropriate visa, if applicable.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary, clinical and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-storey Research Institute, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Remuneration will be competitive with other academic pediatric anesthesia positions in Canada, with a salary range of $265,000-$416,000 per year to which will be added an equal distribution of billing overages. This position has the potential duration of two terms of five years each.
Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2022. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest and curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees via email to:

Recruitment Committee
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 1X8

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Sick Kids Hospital is an Academic Medical Centre affiliated with the University of Toronto, with a mission to improve the health of children through the integration of care, research, and education by partnering locally and globally. The Hospital, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.
Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Anastasia Vogt, Manager, Business Operations

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

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555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
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Published on 2022-06-16
Edited on 2022-08-25