Combined City Wide Chief and University Division Director, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Our clients, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton are seeking an academic physician for the combined position of City Wide Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Academic Director of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

The successful candidate for this role will be an outstanding academic physician with proven administrative experience and strong leadership skills.  A national/international reputation in physical medicine & rehabilitation is desirable.

The Chief/Director will be involved in all aspects of administration.  As City Wide Chief, the successful candidate will demonstrate and champion excellence in patient and family-centered care.  As the Academic Division Director, the candidate will promote clinical scholarship in PM&R through teaching and mentoring of students and colleagues and through championing basic and clinical research.

The successful applicant must have subspecialty training and Royal College (or equivalent) certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  The candidate must hold an MD (or equivalent) degree, and be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Masters level training in Health Administration (“MHA”) or equivalent are welcomed attributes.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full time faculty member within the Department of Medicine at McMaster University at a rank commensurate with their credentials and experience.

About HHS

Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven hospitals and a cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central south and central west Ontario.  With more than 900 beds in operation, 51,919 annual inpatient visits, 27,697 OR cases, 617,559 ambulatory care visits, and 13,273 employees, Hamilton Health Sciences offers an exciting and challenging work environment.  Through their affiliation with McMaster University and partnerships with many health care providers and community agencies, Hamilton Health Sciences is at the forefront of innovation and excellence in care, service, and research.  Hamilton Health Sciences was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers of 2010.

About SJH

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is a 3 site academic hospital affiliated with additional outreach programs that provide ambulatory, acute and mental health care to patients in the Hamilton region, and Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN).  St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton has over 720 beds in operation, over 270,000 in-patient days, 332,431 ambulatory care visits, and 5,300 staff.  Family physicians and midwives are key members of several in-patient programs including palliative care, women’s and infants, and complex care.

Their Mission of Compassionate Care, Faith and Discovery to care for those they are privileged to serve, guides them as they deliver an integrated, high quality care experience, pursue and share knowledge, and respect our rich diversity.

Their Charlton Campus, located in downtown Hamilton, provides full service emergency, acute and surgical care as well as outpatient and diagnostic services.  Their West 5th Campus is home to the regional specialized Mental Health and Addictions Program.  Finally, their King Campus is an outpatient facility that provides programming including urgent care, day surgery, and satellite dialysis.

About McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences  

With pioneering education advances and excellence in world-class research, McMaster has consistently placed among the top 50 universities in the world for health and medicine.  McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences is unique as the only Canadian university that combines, in one Faculty, schools of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and the programs of midwifery, bachelor of health sciences, physician assistant and postgraduate health sciences education. 

The Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine is renowned worldwide for its innovative method of small group, problem-based education, and a focus on self-directed, life-long learning.  The Department of Medicine comprises more than 260 full-time and over 440 non-GFT faculty in 17 Divisions.  McMaster works closely with their hospital partners at Hamilton Health Sciences, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, the Niagara Health System and other regional partner institutions to deliver excellent clinical care framed in the context of academic inquiry.

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s mission is to advance the field by providing timely, individualized, comprehensive, and compassionate care in a culture of innovation, exploration, and collaboration with members of a multidisciplinary health care team.  The successful applicant will ensure that the Division continues to use an evidence-based approach, generate new knowledge, disseminate and apply knowledge of best practice, and enhance quality of life through maximizing independent function.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.  The diversity of their workforce is at the core of their innovation and creativity and strengthens their research and teaching excellence.  The University seeks qualified candidates who share their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, they particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.  Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact Robb Callaghan of The Medfall Group to communicate accommodation needs.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.  To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, we are obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or “No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

Contact Information

Company Name:          The Medfall Group

Contact Name:              Robb Callaghan, Vice President, Search Services

Email Address:     

Phone Number:             289-238-9079

Fax Number:                    905-357-2601