Chief, Psychiatrist

Chief and Medical Program Director, Department of Psychiatry and  Mental Health and Addictions Program

Unity Health, St. Joseph’s Health Centre

University of Toronto

Applications are invited for the position of Chief and Medical Program Director (MPD), Department of Psychiatry, 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 Mental Health and Addictions Program includes emergency mental health, inpatient, outpatient, addictions and withdrawal management services. Divisions include Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Acute Care Mental Health, Adult Aftercare and Community Services Mental Health. There are very strong links with the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and the Emergency Department. The Department currently has 30 Psychiatrists (23 Active Staff) providing 24/7 services to the Health Centre.

The Department seeks an outstanding clinical individual with proven strong administrative and leadership skills, in particular with experience and knowledge regarding recruitment and support of community psychiatrists.  The Chief and MPD will be responsible for clinical and academic matters within the Department and will foster excellence in patient care services. They will ensure the growth of the clinical and educational programs and will foster collaborations with the site leadership within Unity Health Toronto, at St. Michael’s and Providence Health, along with the Keenan Research Centre, the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, and external partners.

The successful candidate must hold an MD degree and must possess an FRCPC with licensure in the province of Ontario, and eligible for (at minimum) an academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. The anticipated start date is January 1st, 2021, or as mutually agreed upon. It is expected that the successful candidate will work at St. Joseph’s Health Centre clinically at a 0.5FTE or greater.

The anticipated time commitment will be two days per week for this administrative role. The salary for the administrative role is commensurate with this time commitment.

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

Chair of Psychiatry Chief Search Committee

Vice-President, Clinical and

Vice-President, Medical Affairs Office, Unity Health Toronto

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

30 The Queensway, Room 1M124

Toronto, ON

M6R 1B5

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.