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Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine  

Posted: 2/28/2019 3:43:41 PM

Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for its new Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic, inter-professional team that is continuing to improve the quality of care and the patient and family experience, within a highly academic environment. If this challenge appeals to you, we would like to meet you.

Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. As a Hospital leader, you will motivate and lead your teams to achieve this vision through the implementation of Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan. To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit:

The Department of Critical Care Medicine is a multidisciplinary department providing care to patients across several critical care units. Areas of focus include trauma, neurosurgery and cardiovascular care. Critical Care also provides consultation and support to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, the largest burn centre in Ontario. The department has 16 full time staff and on average 150 residents and 14-16 clinical fellows each year. The research enterprise within the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Sunnybrook is at the forefront of discovery and knowledge translation. In collaboration with the Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI), the exceptional team of academic physicians and care providers lead in the delivery of research embedded in care. They have gained an international reputation for their expertise in health services delivery, quality improvement, advanced therapeutics, and medical education research. For more information about the Department please visit:

The Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto is the largest Adult Critical Care Medicine training program in Canada. In this current academic year, between the Royal College Residency and the Clinical Fellowship Programs, there are more than 50 critical care residents and clinical fellows in the Division. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranked the University of Toronto as the second most productive Critical Care research center in the world in 2017. For further information, please visit their website at

As a premier Academic Health Sciences Centre, 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.

Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is one of the fastest growing Canadian research enterprises with internationally acclaimed 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 and research experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year.

Candidates must hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Critical Care Medicine (or equivalent qualifications), and will be eligible to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; the commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity; strong leadership capabilities, significant experience as an effective mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of career; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

Sunnybrook and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity and 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.

To apply:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applications will be accepted until March 30, 2019. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2019, or as mutually agreed upon. To explore this exciting opportunity, interested applicants may direct enquiries and submit their letter of interest, CV and the names of three referees in confidence to the address shown below.

Mr. Steve Diamond, Chair, Search Committee

c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email:

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.