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Staff Rheumatologist, Department of Medicine

Unity Health Toronto, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

University of Toronto

Applications are invited for the position of Staff Rheumatologist in the Department of Medicine, at Unity Health Toronto, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC). St. Joseph’s is a fully accredited community teaching hospital within the Unity Health Toronto network. Unity Health Toronto is Canada’s largest Catholic Academic Health Sciences System and is affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Employing approximately 2500 staff, along with 400 Credentialed Staff physicians serving approximately 400 beds, St. Joseph’s provides primary, secondary and selected tertiary services to the West Toronto region. Serving a culturally and economically diverse population of about 530,000, it has embraced the Unity Health values of Inclusivity, Community, Excellence, Compassion and Human Dignity.

The Staff Rheumatologist, if successful, will be joining 2 other Rheumatologists in the Department of Medicine. Strong links to the Emergency Department, Surgical Department (especially Orthopaedic Surgery Division) and all subspecialties of the Department of Medicine (especially Dermatology) create opportunities to grow the breadth and scope of this clinical service at St. Joseph’s.

The Department seeks an outstanding clinical individual with an interest in education, research and high quality medical care. The role would include:

  • Participation in rheumatology on call doing in-patient consults
  • Participation in a once a week out-patient Rheumatology hospital clinic
  • iii)Participation in internal medicine call schedule (minimum 2 calls every 6 months)

    iv)Participation in teaching family medicine/internal medicine residents

    v)Participation in general medicine and hospital rounds, committees and quality improvement projects

    The successful candidate must hold an MD degree and must possess FRCPC certification in Rheumatology, eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario, and eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2021, or as mutually agreed upon.

    This is a fee-for-service 0.5 FTE clinical role.

    Interested individuals should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees no later than December 1st, 2020:

    c/o Maria Martins

    Chief of Medicine, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto

    Vice-President, Medical Affairs Office, Unity Health Toronto

    St. Joseph’s Health Centre

    30 The Queensway

    Room 1M124

    Toronto, ON



    The University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized person, persons of colour, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disability, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.