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Call for Applicants – Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Division
category General
created 05/31/2024
end dateCloses: 10/23/2024
Email: tanya.essarie@camh.ca
Job Info
Status: Sourcing
Career Level: Executive (Department Head, SVP, VP etc)
No of Jobs: 0
Posted: 05/31/2024
Apply Before: 10/23/2024

Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Division & Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Late-Life Mental Health
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world’s leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan America health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

With a dedicated staff of more than 4,000 physicians, clinicians, researchers, educators and support staff, CAMH offers outstanding clinical care to more than 37,000 patients each year. The organization conducts ground-breaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government. And through our Foundation, we’re working to raise tens of millions of additional dollars to fund new programs and research and augment services.

Through its core values of Courage, Respect and Excellence, CAMH is implementing its Strategic Plan: One CAMH (2020-2023), supporting a purposeful and connected journey toward realizing their vision of ‘Health Redefined’.

The Geriatric Psychiatry Division supports inpatient, outpatient, and outreach services within the Complex Care and Recovery (CCR) Program for the spectrum of late-life mental health and neurocognitive disorders. The CCR Program includes 48 inpatient beds with a focus on acute stabilization of symptoms and active treatment approaches integrating mental health and addictions with geriatric perspectives. The outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry services serves greater than 2500 patients and includes services focused on dementia care. The successful candidate will join a talented team of exceptional clinicians, teachers, scholars and researchers pursuing research in translation neuroscience, intervention-focused research, clinical trials, and quality improvement. The Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry role is an exciting opportunity to join our CAMH leadership team and our growing movement to transform mental health care for Ontarians and the world.

Chief, Geriatric Psychiatry Division at CAMH – Position Summary

Reporting to the CAMH Chief Medical Officer, as a valued member of the CAMH’s senior medical leadership team, you will play a key strategic and operational leadership role in advancing and supporting CAMH’s vision for advancing late life mental health care.

The ideal candidate will also hold the Peter and Shelagh Godsoe Chair in Late-Life Mental Health, which focuses on developing collaboration in the field of late-life mental health. The Godsoe Chair will be an opportunity to expand CAMH’s collaborative research in late-life mental health and to foster the next generation early career scientists in this field. The ideal candidate will report to the CAMH Vice-President, Research in their Godsoe Chair role.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated to excellence in clinical care, teaching and research and to recruiting and developing the next generation of clinicians, teachers, educators and researchers. The candidate will have demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in complex organizations. The successful candidate will lead a Division with significant existing resources, including internal and external funding. The Division Chief will be a key member of both the clinical and academic leadership teams at CAMH (including Medical Advisory Committee and CAMH Chief Council), working collaboratively to ensure the successful integration of clinical care, teaching and research into all aspects of the organization and across clinical teams.

The Division Chief will represent CAMH at local, provincial, and national tables on all matters related to late life mental, neurocognitive or adult neurodevelopmental disorders and work collaboratively with other organizations in the greater Toronto region and Ontario.

In addition, the Division Chief will have an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the development of a new research institute that will have a significant focus on late-life mental health.

The candidate should be an academic geriatric psychiatrist with exceptional leadership skills and an extensive academic record in the field of late-life disorders.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by October 23rd, 2023. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae via email to: Tanya Essarie (tanya.essarie@camh.ca).

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.