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Chief, Veterans Program

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 of the Veterans Program.  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.  The anticipated start date is March 1, 2022, or another mutually agreeable date.

Sunnybrook has maintained an impressive legacy of caring for Canada’s Veterans for the past 75 years.  The Veterans Program at Sunnybrook has been hailed as a Canadian flagship for Veterans care, providing the highest quality of interprofessional, person-centred care and enabling extraordinary quality of life for Veterans as they age.  The Veterans Program has 434 beds, including 202 Complex Continuing Care beds, 56 Palliative Care beds and 176 federally funded nursing home beds.  The Veterans Program also has leadership for Palliative Care service integration across Sunnybrook, and a dynamic group of palliative providers supporting service in acute and outpatient areas. With one of the largest cancer centres in Canada and as a partner of the North Toronto Ontario Health Team caring for north Toronto’s aging population, Sunnybrook’s need for palliative care has grown significantly over the past five years.  As a home, we have a uniquely supportive environment of specialized care for when it matters most. As a regional hub, we provide short term support and guidance to sustain health, recover from acute health decline, and be supported in their goals for living well. As a system leader, we are committed to inventing the future of later life care and supporting the unique needs of Veterans, seniors and people with life-limiting illnesses both virtually and through partnerships. 

Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. As a Hospital leader, you will motivate and lead your team to achieve this vision through the implementation of Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan.  To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit: https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=strategic-plan-2021-25

The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills.  The Chief, Veterans Program will be responsible for clinical and academic matters within the Program, for providing institutional leadership on issues related to the Veterans Program and for ensuring effective and efficient program operations.  You will lead the team in advancing the Program’s strategic vison of “Achieving best life experiences for Veterans, seniors and those approaching end of life” To learn more about the Veterans Program’s strategic plan, please visit: https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=veterans-program-strategic-plan

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 https://sunnybrook.ca/education/

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

The preferred candidate will have certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent qualifications, and be eligible to hold an academic appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The successful candidate will have the vision to advance integration with the Sunnybrook strategic directions; commitment to forging partnerships with the many communities we serve to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity; strong leadership capabilities, the ability to mentor trainees and faculty at all stages of career; as well as a record of peer-reviewed research, of leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity. 

Applications will be accepted until December 29, 2021, or until the position is filled. To explore this exciting opportunity further, 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.

        Ms. Carol Annett, 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 Ontario 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 Science 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.

For more information on the Veterans Program, please visit  https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=veterans-centre-community&rr=veterans