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Chief, Department of Emergency Services 

Posted: 6/28/2018 8:10:53 AM

Chief, Department of Emergency Services

Applications are invited for the position of Chief, Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto. Effective start date is January 1, 2019, or as mutually agreed upon.

The Chief will be responsible for clinical and academic matters within the Department, for providing institutional leadership on issues related to emergency services and for ensuring effective and efficient program operations. Candidates must hold an MD and have certification in Emergency Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, or equivalent qualifications and will be qualified to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department. Equally important will be the vision to continue integration with Sunnybrook’s programs and strategic priorities as well as with our broader community; excellent interpersonal skills; strong leadership capabilities; experience and knowledge regarding the recruitment of academic physicians; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or demonstrate leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

The Department of Emergency Services at Sunnybrook is an integral member of the Integrated Community Program. Sunnybrook’s new Strategic Plan emphasizes the important role that Sunnybrook plays, not only through its tertiary regional and provincial programs, but also supporting the community needs of the North Toronto Sub-Region. We are the oldest and busiest trauma Centre in Canada, and are a Code Stroke, STEMI, neurosurgical, and Regional cancer centre. The Department of Emergency Services has 42 physicians and sees over 60,000 patients annually. We have an older adult, high complex, high-acuity population with almost 90% of patients in the CTAS1-3 level and admission rate of 22%. Sunnybrook Centre for Pre-Hospital Medicine serves as the base hospital for the Toronto and surrounding south central Ontario. We have a strong group of award-winning academic physicians with expertise in education, research, trauma, mass casualty, pre-hospital care, critical care, and quality improvement. Our award-winning scientists have gained international reputation for their expertise in vulnerable populations, pre-hospital care, health services delivery, quality improvement, and education. We are an educational center of excellence for multi-level and multi-disciplinary ED training with specialty programs in ultrasound, simulation, trauma, advanced life support and prehospital care. Our vision is “to be the preeminent Canadian academic emergency medicine department and an expert resource for emergency medicine and services.”

Sunnybrook plays a leadership role in the Ontario health care system and in caring for its community through nine comprehensive programs: Integrated Community; Holland Bone and Joint; Hurwitz Brain Sciences; Odette Cancer; Women and Babies; Schulich Heart; Tory Trauma; St. John’s Rehabilitation; and Veterans. . Sunnybrook has identified five strategic priorities in: Trauma (including burns and critical care), Complex Cancer, Image-Guided Heart and Vascular, High-Risk Maternal and Newborn Health, and Image Guided Brain Therapies. Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education and is the home of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines. The Sunnybrook Research Institute is one of the fastest growing hospital-based research enterprises in Canada with well-established programs in basic and applied research, conducting $100 million in research each year, developing innovations in care for more than one million patients annually, and passionate about providing rewarding educational experiences for more than 2,000 students each year.

Estimated remuneration, including clinical income and administrative protected time, will be in the range of $250,000 - $350,000 and commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community 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.

Consideration of candidates will begin in September 2018. The search will remain open until filled. To explore this exciting challenge further, interested applicants may direct enquiries and submit their CV and the names of three referees in confidence to the address shown below.

Ms. Martha Tory, Chair, Search Committee, C/O Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Secretary, Search Committee, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

For more information about Sunnybrook, please visit our website at

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.