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Lecturer / Assistant Professor - Academic Palliative Care Physicians

Employer
University of Toronto
Location
St. George (Downtown Toronto)

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Lecturer / Assistant Professor - Academic Palliative Care Physicians

Date Posted: 11/10/2021
Closing Date: 12/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 19962
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Medicine
Hospital Affiliation: University Health Network
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine, Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine and Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, and the Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network (UHN) are seeking four full-time clinicians with expertise in teaching, research or quality improvement in palliative and/or hospice medicine, to be based at the University Health Network. Two positions are located at the Toronto Western Hospital and Kensington Hospice sites, one at the Toronto General Hospital and one at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The successful candidates must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. It is expected that the positions will be as follows:

  1. Medical Director for Kensington Hospice: Approximately 70% clinical, and 30% teaching and administrative oversight of the medical hospice portfolio. Clinical care, including call coverage will occur at Kensington Hospice, a residential community hospice increasing from 10 to 19 inpatient beds in Spring 2022, and Toronto Western Hospital consult service that includes MRP bed coverage. Outpatient opportunities are available for interested applicants.
  2. Palliative Care physician located at the Toronto Western Hospital/ Kensington Hospice: Approximately 80% clinical, and 20% teaching and research. Clinical care, including call coverage will occur at Kensington Hospice, a residential community hospice increasing from 10 to 19 inpatient beds in Spring 2022, and Toronto Western Hospital consult and outpatient services that includes MRP bed coverage.
  3. Palliative Care physician located at the Toronto General Hospital: Approximately 80% clinical, and 20% teaching and research. Clinical care includes inpatient consultation service and call coverage.
  4. Palliative Care physician located at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre: Approximately 80% clinical, and 20% teaching and research. Clinical care includes outpatient clinics, inpatient consultation service, palliative care unit and call coverage at this site.

Expected start date for all four positions is July 1, 2022, or as mutually agreed upon.

Overview of Palliative Care Program:

The Division of Palliative Care at the University Health Network spans five sites: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and our affiliated community partner Kensington Hospice. The interdisciplinary program includes inpatient consultations and MRP coverage, outpatient clinics, an acute palliative care unit and a residential hospice. The Palliative Care program is expanding across all sites, creating a need for additional physician positions.

TWH is expanding its inpatient, outpatient and hospice programs and the Medical Director 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.

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, teaching, and 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 Palliative and Hospice 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.

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 be administered.

Applications will be accepted until Dec 15th, 2021, or until the position is filled.

Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three (3) references to:

Caitlin Doherty, Manager for the Department of Supportive Care
University Health Network
620 University Avenue, 12th floor, Toronto, Canada M5G 2M9.
Email: [email protected]

For more information about the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at https://www.deptmedicine.utoronto.ca/

For more information about the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at https://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/

For more information about the Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine please visit our website at: https://www.anesthesia.utoronto.ca/

For more information about the Division of Palliative Care at University Health Network, please visit our website at: http://www.uhn.ca/PatientsFamilies/Patient_Services/Pages/palliative_care.aspx

For more information about Kensington Hospice, please visit their website at https://www.kensingtonhealth.org/hospice

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.

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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, LGBTQ2S+ 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].


Job Segment: Rehabilitation, Academic, Hospice, Medical, Palliative, Healthcare, Education

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.

 

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Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
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