Staff Intensivist, Cardiac Critical Care

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Staff Intensivist, Cardiac Critical Care – Hospital for Sick Children
Effective July 1, 2021 the Department of Critical Care, Division of Cardiac Critical Care at the at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) an academic health science centre dedicated exclusively to children, affiliated with the University of Toronto is inviting applications for the position of permanent full-time faculty.

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 Cardiac Critical Care Medicine currently comprises 8 Physicians and is responsible for the comprehensive care for all patients admitted to the Cardiac Critical Care Unit, including mechanical support of the circulation. Clinical responsibilities may also include participation in other collaborative teams within the Labatt Family Heart Centre depending on interests, experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate must have training and a clinical background in pediatric cardiac intensive care. Responsibilities include full-time equivalent clinical pediatric cardiac critical 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 scholarly activity is required.

The successful candidate must be committed to a career as an academic clinician. The successful candidate must be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. Rank and salary ($266,000-$380,000) per annum will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or the equivalent thereto and be certified or be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent, and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Medical staff appointments in the Department at The Hospital for Sick Children are aligned with clinical faculty classifications at the University of Toronto and as specified by the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN).

Please submit applications and curriculum vitae by December 31st, 2020 to: Dr. Steven Schwartz, MD, FRCPC, Division Head of Cardiac Critical Care, Department of Critical Care Medicine, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8. E-mail:

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.

Toronto is a vibrant and multicultural city, having been named the 2nd most diverse city in the world by the UN, with over 51% of its residents born outside of Canada and home to over 230 ethnic groups, which is reflected in the city’s neighbourhood food scene and talents in key sectors like life science, finance, information and communications technology. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, schools and university access. It is consistently ranked as a top travel spot and internationally ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities. World famous lake and wilderness country and year-round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

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