Head, Pediatric Emergency Department

Division of Professional Services

CHU Sainte-Justine is looking for a clinical and academic leader for the position of head of the Pediatric Emergency Department. Do you have a solid clinical record of practice in emergency medicine and a keen interest in teaching and research? Share your vision for providing children and mothers with the best care and contribute to our institution’s mission of excellence in care and services.


CHU Sainte-Justine is Canada’s largest mother and child centre and one of the four largest pediatric hospitals in North America. Its Pediatric Emergency Department has a province-wide pediatric mandate and treats over 80,000 patients each year. The Department has 23 pediatric emergency physicians on staff and over 15 specialists, including pediatricians, emergency physicians and family physicians.


As the head of the Pediatric Emergency Department, you will be responsible for managing the clinical and academic activities within the department. You will also help to manage a residency program in pediatric emergency medicine in close collaboration with the hospital’s teaching division and the Université de Montréal. Like many of your future colleagues, you will have the opportunity to work at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, one of the most innovative in the country.

The term of the position is 4 years (renewable once) and will ideally start in December 2022.

Candidate profile

  • A senior expert in emergency pediatrics
  • A motivating leader
  • Knowledgeable about hospital and university environments
  • Skilful at coordinating the medical, academic and research activities of a department
  • Recognized by peers with a provincial, national and international reputation (ideally)
  • Focused on quality of care, efficiency and clinical relevance

Job requirements

  • Pediatric emergency medicine certification
  • Meets university requirements for appointment as associate professor or tenured professor
  • University research and teaching experience
  • Leadership, communication and management skills
  • Experience in academic management (major asset)
  • Able to develop a team culture based on performance, relevance and competence, as well as on monitoring tools (dashboards, performance indicators)
  • Solid academic record
  • Excellent knowledge of the French language
  • Functional command of English


You are invited to submit your application by September 26, 2022, by emailing the following documents to celine.lor.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca:

  • A letter of intent, outlining your vision for the development of the department and the role you intend to play in care, research and teaching
  • An up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • An up-to-date short CV

Potential candidates must be available for an in-person interview in November 2022.

Please indicate whether you wish to keep your application confidential.


Visit chusj.org/chefpediatrieurgence for the detailed French version of this job posting.

Further questions can be sent to Céline Lor at celine.lor.hsj@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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[Sainte-Justine recrute] Le CHU Sainte-Justine est à la recherche d’une ou d’un leader clinique et académique pour assumer le rôle de chef du Département de pédiatrie d’urgence.

Vous possédez un solide dossier clinique en médecine d’urgence et vous avez un intérêt tangible pour l’enseignement et la recherche ?

Au sein du plus grand centre mère-enfant au Canada, vous serez responsable de la gestion des activités cliniques et académiques et participerez à la gestion d’un programme de résidence en pédiatrie d’urgence pédiatrique. Vous aurez également la chance d’œuvrer au cœur du Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine, un des centres les plus innovants au pays.

Venez voir grand pour les petits et les mamans en contribuant à la mission d’excellence des soins et services du CHU Sainte-Justine.

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