Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Medical Director for Anesthesia Assistant Program (UHN)

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Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Medical Director for Anesthesia Assistant Program (UHN)

Date Posted: 08/31/2020
Closing Date: 10/09/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Req ID: 821
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Anaesthesia
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management is seeking a staff anesthesiologist for the position of Medical Director for the Anesthesia Assistant (AA) Program at the University Health Network (UHN) and Michener Institute. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment 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 state date will be January 1, 2021 or one that is mutually agreed upon.

At the Michener Institute, the medical director will report directly to the Academic Chair, Critical Care Programs and contribute to bi-annual Program Advisory Council (PAC) meetings, organize instructors for the 12-week winter cohort and 2-week residential program, liaise with clinical mentors at students’ base hospitals, and arrange selective rotations for clinical students at UHN and oversee their placements. Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching 1-2 topics from the winter curriculum and offer lectures, case studies and simulation sessions based on those topics and present lectures or seminars during residential week. The medical director will approve and assess each student’s research topic and presentation during residential week, create and participate in simulation examinations during residential weeks, review each student’s clinical binder to assess for completeness and offer detailed suggestions on written material submitted, and organize and oversee remedial rotations as required.

At UHN, the medical director will report to the anesthesiologist-in-chief and site chiefs. Liaise with the manager of the AA program to provide AA services across all sites, create and revise policies, medical directives and PPF governing AA practice, oversee UHN specific training for new staff, provide simulation sessions for current staff and oversee clinical training for UHN AA students.

The medical director will also be responsible for coordinating clinical placements for Nova Southeastern AA students, liaise with other organizations as required including the University of Toronto, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society AA section, Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

The successful candidate will receive 1-day per week protected time for administrative duties. Additional protected time will be provided according to a merit-based system for educational and research activities. The successful candidate will provide anesthetic care throughout the UHN surgical programs. Clinical supervision and teaching of students, residents, and fellows is expected. On-call services will be provided in rotation.

The successful candidate must have proven leadership and clinical skills and evidence of demonstrated excellence in education or research. He or she must have a medical degree, postgraduate fellowship training, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certification in anesthesia (or equivalent), and eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Compensation for clinical activities will be based on clinical billings through the practice plan and will depend on the amount of clinical and administrative/academic work performed and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and within the usual range for an anesthesiologist in the Province of Ontario.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae and three contact references by October 9, 2020 to:

Dr. Keyvan Karkouti
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth Street, EN3-460, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada
Tel: 416-340-8597; Fax: 416-340-3698
Email: [email protected]

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

For more information about the Michener Institute Anesthesia Assistant Program, please visit our website at

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

CAUTION: This ad is “posted only” to the U of T 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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