Staff Intensivist, Paediatric Intensive Care

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Staff Intensivist, Paediatric Intensive Care

SickKids Hospital (Hospital for Sick Children)

The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Paediatric Intensive Care at the Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position of Staff Intensivist.  The effective date of this appointment is September 1, 2022 (negotiable).

Primary Description – The candidate must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent, must be able to function proficiently in English and must have training and clinical background in Paediatric Intensive Care.  Responsibilities include full-time equivalent clinical intensive care practice, and research, education, and administrative responsibilities as required by all Staff Physicians in the Department of Critical Care Medicine.  Evidence of excellence in teaching and research or other scholarly work is required. Clinical and/or research expertise in respiratory failure, respiratory physiology and/or mechanical ventilation is preferred.

Additional Description

The successful candidate must be committed to a career as an academic clinician. The candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Toronto. The candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Medical staff appointments in the Department and at The Hospital for Sick Children are aligned with faculty classifications at the University of Toronto and as specified by the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN).

Hospital/Division Description

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is a world-renowned, state-of-the-art paediatric health care facility affiliated with the University of Toronto.  The hospital is committed to ongoing learning and development and features a caring and supportive work environment.  The Division of Paediatric Intensive Care currently comprises 11 Physicians and is responsible for the comprehensive care for all patients admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, including mechanical support of the circulation.

Remuneration will be between the range of $266,000 - $380,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Periodic billing overage distributions may be received over and above base salary. 

Application instructions

Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2022.  Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest and curriculum vitae via email to:

Dr. Elaine Gilfoyle

PICU Division Head

Department of Critical Care Medicine

SickKids Hospital  

555 University Avenue

Toronto, ON  M5G 1X8



The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community. Both institutions recognize systemic barriers that impact equity seeking groups. As such, we welcome applications from historically marginalized groups including Black, Indigenous, and Racialized people, women, LGBTQIA+, and/or persons with disabilities. The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nella Perri, Supervisor, Administrative Services  

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.