Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Site Director, Division of Pain Medicine

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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Site Director, Division of Pain Medicine

Date Posted: 09/12/2020
Closing Date: 10/18/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 822
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Anaesthesia
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Sinai Health System (SHS) and the University Health Network (UHN) are seeking three (3) applicants to fulfill the roles of Site Director, Division of Pain Medicine at 1) Mount Sinai Hospital site (MSH), 2) Toronto General Hospital (TGH) and 3) Toronto Western Hospital (TWH) in Toronto. The successful candidates must be eligible for academic appointments at the rank of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date will be in the fall of 2020, with the specific date to be determined based on mutual agreement.

Pain management is an integral component of the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at all of our member hospitals. Our multidisciplinary program provides care to thousands of patients suffering from acute pain, transitional pain, and chronic pain. Our experts in Pain Medicine have continuously delivered excellent patient-centred clinical care, have developed a comprehensive educational program that attracts residents and fellows from all over the world, and have been highly productive in practice-changing research. As a result, our Pain Medicine Program is world-renowned and is uniquely poised to contribute to our goal of becoming the premier Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management. In addition, the Department is a key partner in the Toronto Academic Pain Medicine Institute (TAPMI), which is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary academic pain program serving as the hub for chronic pain care in the region.

The Pain Site Director positions are for a 3-5 year term, with possibility of renewal for a second 5-year term following a structured review process. The primary responsibilities will include: 1) to devise and implement Departmental strategy in all aspects of Pain Medicine; 2) to assist with the recruitment of site-leads for acute, transitional, and chronic pain where appropriate; 3) to facilitate the delivery of optimal clinical care; 4) to establish a robust clinical quality assurance program; and 5) to serve as a member of the pain council. The Directors will report directly to the UHN Anesthesiologist-in-Chief and Site Chiefs.

The successful candidates will provide clinical care at their respective site, including supervision and teaching of students, residents, and fellows. Non-clinical time will be provided for this administrative position. Additional non-clinical time will be awarded according to a merit-based system. On-call services will be provided in rotation.

The successful candidates must have a medical degree, postgraduate fellowship training, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in anesthesia (or equivalent) and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The successful candidates must have proven clinical skills at a high level, evidence of demonstrated excellence in research and/or education and a commitment to teaching students, residents, and fellows. Compensation will depend on the amount of clinical work performed and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and within the usual range for an anesthesiologist in the Province of Ontario ($300,000-500,000 per annum).

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and three contact references by October 18, 2020, to:

Dr. Keyvan Karkouti, Anesthesiologist-in-Chief

University Health Network / Sinai Health System
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management

200 Elizabeth Street, EN3-460, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
Tel: 416-340-8597; Fax: 416-340-3698
Email: [email protected]

This position will remain open until filled.

For more information about the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at:

For more information about Mount Sinai Hospital, please visit the website:

For more information about the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management at the University Health Network, please visit our website at:

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the UofT affiliated hospital job board. Please see the information directly above for the application instructions; applications submitted via the "Apply Now" button on this page will NOT be considered for this position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes 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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

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Posted: 9/10/2020
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