PM&R Clinician Teacher in the Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Program

PM&R Clinician Teacher in the Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Program

McMaster University and  Hamilton Health Sciences is inviting applications for a clinician teacher in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to join the Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Team at our center.  This position is best suited for those who have experience in Neuro rehabilitation /General rehabilitation.  The successful candidate will enjoy a clinic located in the hospital, inpatient consultation on the oncology acute care ward, care of inpatient oncology rehabilitation and outreach in the community based Canwell Program and the community based day hospital. They will join a group of  highly skilled and motivated physicians and nurse practitioners.

The inpatient responsibilities will be shared with one of the PM&R physicians with  support from a Nurse Practitioner and concurrent care from an on site oncologist.   There is access to a wide range of other specialties at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.  

McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences culture promotes physician leadership and local decision making; this affords us the distinction of outstanding physician satisfaction and patient satisfaction scores.  The group is interested in generating new knowledge and provides support for development of guidelines and research related to the effects of cancer and its treatment on function and QOL.

Experience with electrodiagnosis and especially electrodiagnosis related to cancer impairments would be welcomed.

The Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation Program at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences:
The Integrated Cancer Rehabilitation program  was developed in 2000 with a view for cancer survivors to be able to access rehabilitation services from the time of diagnosis throughout the continuum of their treatment and survival.

In order to accomplish this we have an integrated system of outpatient consultation, inpatient consultation, inpatient cancer rehabilitation beds, wellness programs through association with the local YMCA and outreach to local communities through a day hospital service. Our inpatient service is integrated with the Juravinski Cancer Center with oncologists from the cancer center providing concurrent care to our inpatients.

This is the longest functioning full service cancer rehabilitation program in Canada.

The successful candidate would be part of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hamilton Health Sciences and The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. The Division supports a robust residency program and teaching of residents in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and medical Students from the McMaster DeGroote School of Medicine is required.

The successful candidate would be part of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hamilton Health Sciences and will be eligible for a part-time or full-time faculty appointment within the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabiltation in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University.  Rank will be commensurate with experience and expected academic contributions.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the clinical, academic, and research missions of Hamilton Health Sciences and the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 

Start date: As soon as possible and can be negotiated.

Please submit CV to: 

Dr. Nora Cullen

Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professor, McMaster University

Division Director, PM&R, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

Chief PM&R Hamilton Health Sciences/St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Email: cullenn@hhsc.ca

Hamilton Health Sciences - Hamilton General Site - Regional Rehabilitation Center
300 Wellington Street North, Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

Tel: 905-521-2100  ext 40214

Executive Assistant:

Sarah Zabolotney

PM&R Hamilton Health Sciences/St. Joseph’s Healthcare

PM&R, Department of Medicine, McMaster University

zabolotn@hhsc.ca

Hamilton Health Sciences – Hamilton General Site – Regional Rehabilitation Center
300 Wellington Street North, Hamilton, ON L8L 0A4

Tel: 905-521-2100  ext 41124

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) fosters a culture of patient and staff/physician safety, whereby everyone is guided by our Mission, Vision, Values and Values Based Code of Conduct.  HHS is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.                       

HHS is an equal opportunity employer and will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application process, please contact Sarah Zabalotney (905.521.2100 x 41124, zabolotn@hhsc.ca) for assistance.  If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise Sarah Zabolotney when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates 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, the University is 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”.