General Practitioner - Oncology

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Humber River Health. Lighting New Ways in Healthcare.

Humber River Health (HRH) is a prominent 1.8 million square foot, fully-digital acute care facility in Canada, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and catering to a wide range of medical needs. It serves a population of over 850,000 individuals residing in the northwest Greater Toronto Area. HRH operates 722 acute inpatient beds at the Wilson site, with over 4000 staff, approximately 800 physicians and over 1,000 volunteers. HRH also includes the Reactivation Care Centres (RCCs) at the Finch and Church Campuses which represent a unique partnership among multiple hospitals in the GTA with a focus on delivery of specialised care with the focus on reactivation to patients who have been designated as Alternative Level of Care.

 As Canada’s first digital hospital and home of the first digital Command Centre, our commitment to innovation, research, and academic excellence remains at the core of our organization. The HRH Research Institute drives the hospital’s pioneering position in digital healthcare innovation as Canada’s first digital hospital. Our Command Centre acts as a “mission control” to manage patient flow and drive the quality of care. We prioritize patient safety and high reliability care through the use of closed-loop automation, robotics, predictive analytics and artificial intelligence. We have developed advanced patient flow and care monitoring tools supported by the Command Centre, enabling us to use real-time data feeds from across the Hospital to improve patient flow, patient safety and outcomes.

Our focus on equity and inclusivity is something we share with our partners at the North Western Toronto (NWT) Ontario Health Team (OHT). Our mission is to work together with our community to deliver innovative, safe and equitable healthcare.

 HRH has developed short and long-term objectives that are outlined in the 2023-26 Strategic Plan, with a core direction of advancing HRH as a community academic healthcare institution. Examples include:

·     Evolve workflows and align scopes of practices to improve patient care and the provider experience;

·     Adopt and adapt technology to promote exceptional patient care, and outcomes;

·      Pursue partnerships and integration opportunities to advance equitable and inclusive care for our community; and

·      Advance our Medical Education programs.

As an associate member in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN), HRH provides many academic opportunities to all professions. We have established the Schulich Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) in partnership with the University of Toronto, further strengthening our commitment to academic excellence. The Schulich Family FMTU provides opportunities for residents to learn with academic and community-based family physicians. Residents also have access to interdisciplinary health professionals to support collaborative learning and comprehensive care experience.


Right now, we are looking for:


Department and Program Overview

HRH is seeking a General Practitioner in Oncology (GPO) for a one-year term position to work within the Division of Hematology and Oncology. You will use your demonstrated leadership skills and clinical excellence to contribute to a dynamic group of six Medical Oncologists and three Hematologists. The GPO in the Cancer Care Program is responsible for delivering comprehensive medical care, diagnosis, treatment planning and ongoing management of patients with cancer and suspected oncological conditions.  

 Position Summary

In addition to demonstrated clinical excellence and outstanding interpersonal skills, you require relevant certification from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, are a member of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario and have a valid OHIP billing number. 

HRH has an expectation that all physicians will apply for an academic appointment in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Your support for medical learners in addition is key to our strategic plan as an academic centre and our participation as a member of TAHSN. In addition to your support of advanced practice nursing learners within the ambulatory setting. 

Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

The role of the General Practitioner Oncology is crucial in ensuring the effective and compassionate delivery of cancer and palliative care services.  You will be expected to: 

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and consultations for patients with cancer or suspected oncological issues within our Cancer Care Program
  • Collaborate closely with healthcare professionals, including physicians (oncologists, surgeons and other specialties), nurses, social workers, and other team members to ensure seamless coordination in the delivery of comprehensive oncology and palliative care services
  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans, considering patient history, test results and the stage of cancer
  • Prescribe medications, therapies and supportive care tailored for individual patient needs
  • Communicate effectively with patients, their families, and caregivers, explaining treatment options, prognosis and potential side effects
  • Provide ongoing support, counseling and guidance to patients and their families during the cancer and palliative care journey
  • Maintain accurate and detailed medical records, ensuring compliance with healthcare regulations and standards.  Documenting treatment plans, progress notes, and other pertinent information in the patient’s electronic health records

Interested Applicants

Applications will be accepted until February 29th, 2024, however, the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply in confidence by forwarding: (1) Letter of Interest and (2) up-to-date curriculum vitae  

Application package should be submitted to: 

Dr.Susan Tory

Chief of Medicine

Humber River Health

1235 Wilson Avenue

Toronto, ON M3M 0B2

Send via email: [email protected]

Why choose Humber River Health?

At HRH, our staff, physicians and volunteers are lighting new ways in healthcare. We are proud to be one of 2023’s Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and support employees by providing evidence-based leadership and cultivate a culture that consistently wows as a Huron Consulting hospital. As a member of TAHSN, we are deeply involved in research and academic collaboration. We are dedicated to high-quality patient care, and demonstrate our values of compassion, professionalism and respect.

Attracting and retaining a workforce that represents the diverse communities surrounding HRH is a priority.  We encourage applicants from all equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to individuals who identity as Indigenous, racialized, seniors, persons living with disabilities, women and 2SLGBTQI+.

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process as well as during employment at HRH. Please direct any accommodation requests to our recruitment team.

The hospital reserves the right not to appoint anyone to this position.