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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 Anesthesia. The effective start date is January 1, 2022, or another mutually agreeable date.  If you are an anesthesiologist looking for a career-defining leadership role, we want to hear from you.

Sunnybrook is one of Canada’s most dynamic health sciences centres and is home to the country’s largest and busiest trauma and major burn centre, and is a regional centre for care such as high-risk birthing, cancer and stroke. Sunnybrook is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and has an ambitious vision to invent the future of health care.

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. As the Chief of the Department of Anesthesia, you will be responsible for providing leadership to 45 dedicated and talented full-time faculty members. Each year, the team provides anesthesia care for more than 15,000 patients at the Bayview campus and the Holland Centre and for a significant volume of cases outside of the operating room including interventional radiology, neuro-endovascular procedures and specialized endoscopy. Major concentration exists in obstetrical anesthesia, trauma and cardiac surgery at Sunnybrook’s Bayview Campus, and major joint replacement surgery at the Holland Centre. The Bayview campus is also the site for a number of specialized surgical programs including cancer, neurosurgery, minimally-invasive cardiac and burns, as well as multidisciplinary perioperative services such as an Acute Pain Service and an Acute Stroke Program. The department offers fellowship programs in regional and advanced practice anesthesia, medical simulation, Point-of-Care-Ultrasound, trauma, and obstetrical anesthesia.

Sunnybrook’s Department of Anesthesia offers innovative educational programs that support medical trainees at many levels within the University of Toronto, and the team has an excellent track-record in publishing high-quality research. Your role, as a leader, will be to build on this success and create a world-class, academic team.

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. To learn more, please visit http://sunnynet.ca/Default.aspx?cid=121685&lang=1

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 passionately provides rewarding educational and research experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year. For more information about SRI, please visit www.sunnybrook.ca/research  

Applicants must hold an MD and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualification in Anesthesia, be eligible for licensure in Ontario and be eligible for a clinical full-time academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, 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; a commitment to inclusiveness, equity and diversity; strong leadership capabilities, including the ability to foster a culture of collaboration and respect; significant experience as an effective mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of their career; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership and excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity.

Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021, however the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three (3) references in confidence to: Mr. Colin Lynch, 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: rajni.sandhu@sunnybrook.ca

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 and the University of Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within their communities 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.

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

For more information on the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Toronto, please visit www.anesthesia.utoronto.ca