Division Head – Orthopaedic Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children is internationally recognised for its contributions to advancing clinical care and the field of academic medicine. We are inviting applications for Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery (a full-time position) with a negotiable start date of May-September 2020. A Division with a track record of success, it is presently comprised of 10 academic Paediatric Surgeons. Clinical activity is supported by paediatric orthopaedic surgical fellows, residents, physiotherapy and nurse practioners. The Division sees patients from a catchment area of several million across Ontario. A wide range of congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions are managed at the Hospital, including spinal deformity, neuromuscular diseases, upper and lower limb deficiencies and deformities, hip and skeletal dysplasias, orthopaedic oncology and trauma.
Responsibilities of the Division Head role include ensuring provision of the highest quality paediatric orthopaedic and multidisciplinary services. During the current and future period of infrastructure redevelopment, that role will involve advocacy and guidance with Hospital leadership on behalf of the paediatric population. The Head should promote the individual research interests of faculty and also take initiative to drive a collective endeavour such as prospective outcomes research. Ensuring top quality education for clinical fellows and residents together with faculty coordinators is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to build upon a culture of quality and safety. We are seeking an individual whose leadership qualifications include a long-term vision for the Division, management proficiency, communications expertise, mentoring capabilities, the ability to engender trust, act collaboratively and integrate Divisional activities with the mission of the Department of Perioperative Services and the SickKids organisation.
Candidates must be able to function proficiently in English and hold an M.D. or equivalent degree. Demonstrated academic excellence in basic or clinical research, surgical education, quality and safety, or other academic pursuits is required. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment as a Surgeon Scientist, Surgeon Investigator, Surgeon Teacher or other academic stream at the rank of Associate, or Full Professor at the University of Toronto; must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Candidates must obtain an appropriate visa if applicable.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with multi-disciplinary, clinical and basic science facilities that are available on the Hospital campus, including the 21-storey Research Institute, the MaRS Discovery District and the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, we are offering a compensation package that is competitive within North America. The package combines base compensation funded through the Alternate Funding Plan arrangement with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) with additional partial fee-for-service funds. This arrangement values academic contributions and protected time for research, along with support for relocation expenses. A per annum stipend, in recognition of the administrative leadership responsibilities associated with the Division Head role, will also be provided. The position has the potential duration of two terms of five years each.
Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.
Our Commitment to Diversity
SickKids 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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Interested applicants should email their CV and Letter of Interest (which will include the names and contact information for 3 Referees), preferably in PDF format, to the Chair, Orthopaedic Division Head Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of the search on February 14, 2020.
The Search Committee will interview applicants on a rolling basis as competitive applications are received, with an anticipated start date in Spring/Summer 2020. For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit us at http://surgery.utoronto.ca. For more information on the Research Institute please visit us at http://www.sickkids.ca/Research/index.html
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.