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GENERAL PEDIATRICIAN

DEPARTMENT OF PAEDIATRICS,

WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL

The Department of Pediatrics at Windsor Regional Hospital (WRH) invites applications for full- time and locum Pediatricians to join its General Pediatric program and a dedicated multidisciplinary team of subspecialists, nurses, and allied health professionals.

The Department of Pediatrics at WRH houses both a Clinical Teaching Unit (CTU), which provides a comprehensive in-patient service to a population of about 400,000 in Windsor and Essex County of South Western Ontario, as well as a range of ambulatory clinics. The 16- bedded CTU provides acute care for children with a wide variety of general pediatric conditions, including admissions locally from the Emergency Department, transfers from other hospitals within the region, as well as from the 22-bed Level 2C Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The ambulatory clinics, consisting of both general pediatric and subspecialty services, see around 10,000 clinic visits in a year. However, children needing pediatric intensive care and general surgery services are referred to regional tertiary children’s hospitals in London or Detroit.

Recognizing the growing needs of the region, the Department of Pediatrics is in the process of drafting an ambitious expansion plan which will coincide with a major reform of the Windsor- Essex Hospitals System and the construction of a state-of-the-art acute care hospital by the end of this decade (https://www.wrh.on.ca/AbouttheProject).

In addition, Windsor is the site for one of the two campuses of the MD program (38 students/year) and one of two CTUs of the Pediatric Residency program of Schulich Medicine, Western University (www.schulich.uwo.ca). The members of the General Pediatric program also work closely with members of the NICU program, Family medicine, Emergency, Obstetrics & Gynecology in clinical, teaching, and quality improvement activities.

The successful candidates will have experience in the family-integrated care of acutely ill children and will be expected to contribute to the CTU on-call service, as well as ambulatory clinics. They will help foster an environment that supports patient safety, quality improvement research, and innovation. To support our educational mission, the successful candidate will actively contribute to educational, and scholarly activities while serving as a role model for our undergraduate medical students and pediatric residents. They will be eligible to apply for a part- time appointment at Schulich Medicine, Western University (www.schulich.uwo.ca) and also cross-appointment at the Faculty of Science, University of Windsor (www.uwindsor.ca).

About Windsor Regional Hospital

Windsor Regional Hospital (www.wrh.on.ca) is a multi-faceted, health services organization operating from two main sites, the Metropolitan Campus and the Ouellette Campus.  We are the regional provider of advanced care in areas that include complex trauma, renal dialysis, cardiac care, stroke and neurosurgery, intensive care, acute mental health, family birthing center, neonatal intensive care, pediatric services, regional cancer services, and a broad range of medical and surgical services required to support these specialized areas for more than 400,000 people in Windsor and Essex County. WRH provides Acute Care Services with over      600-beds on our multi-site locations.About Windsor and Essex County.

The Windsor-Essex area (http://www.welcometowindsoressex.ca) is ecologically rich with extensive parkland along with a southwest location that extends warm-weather activities such as golfing, gardening, and water sports. Windsor offers the unique opportunities of a larger metropolitan area and the benefits of a smaller community. Living directly across the border from Detroit, Michigan places you on a cosmopolitan stage where arts, culture, big-league sports, and entertainment are just moments away. Best of all, you can enjoy access to all of these big-city advantages while living in the relative tranquility (and low costs) of a much smaller, friendlier communities.

Qualifications

Applicants should be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics or equivalent and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario. Preference may be given to candidates with additional training and/or qualifications in the areas of complex care, patient safety, and/or medical education.

Compensation for this position will be primarily composed of OHIP fee-for-service, Hospital on- call coverage stipend, and an attractive relocation incentive package. The anticipated start date for the positions is July 1, 2022, although an alternate start date may be negotiated. Effective October 7, 2021, all employees, and visitors to the hospital are required to comply with Windsor Regional Hospital COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Please submit your application, including Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest/Statement of Academic Qualifications, and names and contact information of three academic references to:

Please reply in writing to:

Dr. Sajit Augustine, Chief of Pediatrics & Medical Director of NICU

c/o Jessica Bennett, Director of Medical Affairs

Windsor Regional Hospital

 Jessica.bennett@wrh.on.ca

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.