Division Head, Paediatric Intensive Care, Department of Critical Care Medicine

The Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position as Head of the Division of Paediatric Intensive Care. The effective date of this appointment is January 2nd, 2019.

Primary Description – The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a division within the Department of Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. The Division Head reports to the Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Responsibilities of the Division Head include overseeing all aspects of patient care in the Division, including ensuring safe and high quality care through review, analysis and evaluation of outcomes. Together with the Program Director for the Department, coordinates the participation of Division members and the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of education programs. Together with the Research Director for the Department, ensures that the scope and focus of the research performed within their Division is consistent with the mission and strategic direction of the Department, Hospital and University. The Division Head is responsible for coordination of Department strategic planning within their Division, including human resource planning, communication, recruitment, and staff development.

Additional Description
The candidate must be able to function in English and have training and clinical background in pediatric intensive care. Responsibilities include full-time equivalent clinical intensive care practice, and research, education, and administrative responsibilities as required by a Staff Physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is required. The successful candidate must be committed to a career as an academic clinician and be eligible for academic appointment at the level of Associate or full Professor at the University of Toronto, and for appointment as an Associate or Senior Scientist within the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick children. The candidate must have an M.D. or equivalent and be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, as well as eligible for specialty certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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 9 Physicians, and is responsible for the comprehensive care for over 1400 patients admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit each year.

Salary will be $350,000 to $400,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Support for relocation assistance and stipends can be negotiated. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life, Group Insurance, Pension, and Vision.

Application instructions
Please submit applications and curriculum vitae by June 30th, 2018 to:

Dr. Peter Laussen, MB.BS., FANZCA, FCICM
Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8

The Hospital for Sick Children is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.