Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Pain Medicine Subspecialist (2 positions)
Position Profile: The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London are inviting applications for up to two full time clinical academic faculty positions in the clinical subspecialty of pain medicine in our affiliated teaching hospitals. The successful candidate(s) will practice pain medicine as well as clinical anesthesia.
The successful candidate(s) will hold full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.
As a clinical academic department, the successful candidate(s) will also fulfill the role of educator or researcher, role model and supervisor for our undergraduate medical students, anesthesia residents, pain medicine residents, and clinical/research fellows. Candidates must have demonstrated the ability to collaborate effectively with other members of the health care team and administrative staff.
Responsibilities will include:
• Active participation in team-based health care;
• Active involvement in teaching, at undergraduate and post graduate levels; and
• At least 5-10% time commitment to research, quality improvement, education and/or administrative activities in the Department, Hospital and/or the University.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario. Specialist certification in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent are required.
Preferred education: Accredited Pain Medicine fellowship in a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary setting. Additional training in interventional pain medicine (fluoroscopic and/or ultrasound guidance) as well as regional anesthesia. Rank and appointment status (limited term or continuing) will be determined by experience and qualifications at the time of appointment.
Compensation Details: Compensation for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be composed of fee for service, alternative payment plan and academic productivity-based compensation (and will provide protected non-clinical time for the successful candidate).
About Us: The Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University (https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/anesthesia) consists of 95 faculty, 40 residents and 20 clinical fellows who are committed to patient-centered quality care. The Department provides clinical service to over 40 operating rooms daily (37,000 surgical procedures per annum) at both London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) University Hospital and Victoria Hospital and at St. Joseph's Health Care London. Collectively, the London Hospitals serve as the tertiary and quaternary referral centre for Southwestern Ontario, a region with a population of over 2 million people.
Clinical work in pain medicine can include involvement at the Ontario Workers Network Pain Clinic at Victoria Hospital or the Pain Medicine Clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Care. The Ontario Workers Network Pain Clinic includes interdisciplinary care to help manage workers with spine and lower limb pain syndromes from work related injuries. The multidisciplinary team of the Pain Medicine Program at Western University is located at St. Joseph’s Health Care where we use our skills and expertise to provide assessment and treatment of people with chronic, non-cancer pain. The team consists of anesthesiologists, neurologists, pharmacists, physiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and social workers.
As Anesthesiologists, we provide the spectrum of medical care from conducting preoperative anesthesia assessment to performing the most advanced life-supporting techniques in all perioperative settings such as ambulatory surgery, subspecialty surgery, obstetric, pediatric care, out-of-OR interventional procedures, acute and chronic pain management, blood conservation management, post-anesthetic care unit, cardiac surgery recovery unit and intensive care units. In particular, the CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics) research and training centre at the LHSC and Western University is a national centre of excellence for advanced surgical training and research in minimally invasive surgery procedures such as cardiac, thoracic, urology, general and fetal surgery. This provides an excellent training facility and program for anesthesia in the latest and most advanced minimally invasive surgery management.
The Anesthesia Department provides teaching and training to undergraduate and postgraduate trainees in anesthesia and allied health care fields both at Western University and Fanshawe College. The Department is well known for its clinical and research excellence in cardiac anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, transplantation, critical care and pain medicine.
About Western: With annual research funding exceeding $220 million, and an international reputation for success, Western ranks as one of Canada's top research-intensive universities. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western also provides an exceptional employment experience, offering competitive salaries, a wide range of employment opportunities and one of Canada's most beautiful campuses. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events and is situated close to several lakes and facilities for outdoor activities. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families to the university and city.
To Apply: Review of applications will begin after February 14th, 2022. Anticipated start date is April 2022 but is negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit an application including a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and the names and addresses of three references. Please also ensure that the form available at http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf is completed and included with your application to:
Dr. John Fuller, MD, FRCPC, CCPE
Interim Chair/Chief, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1
Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Successful candidates will be also required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable affiliated institutions.
Western University, 1151 Richmond Street, N., London, Ontario N6A 5B8, www.uwo.ca
London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road E., London Ontario, N6A 5W9, www.lhsc.on.ca
St. Joseph’s Health Care London, 268 Grosvenor Street, London Ontario, N6A 4V2, www.sjhc.london.on.ca
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Heather.Pierce@lhsc.on.ca
Posted on Faculty Relations website January 14, 2022.