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full time Physician - Palliative Care at University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 7559

The Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto are seeking a full-time palliative care clinician with expertise in teaching, research or quality improvement in palliative medicine, to be based at the University Health Network – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre site. The successful applicant must be eligible for a full-time Clinical academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. It is expected that the position will be approximately 70% clinical, 20% teaching, 10% quality improvement/research. Expected start date is September 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Overview of Palliative Care Program:
The Division of Palliative Care at the University Health Network spans four sites: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The interdisciplinary program includes inpatient consultations, outpatient clinics, an acute palliative care unit and a residential hospice. Department members have excellent opportunities for educational and research endeavours within an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, among others. There is protected time for scholarly activities to ensure rewarding, fulfilling career development.

Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2020 or until the position is filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three (3) references to:

Caitlin Doherty
Manager, Department of Supportive Care
University Health Network
620 University Avenue, 12th floor, Toronto, Canada M5G 2M9.

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This vacancy was mirrored to from on July 4, 2020.

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Physician - Palliative Care
Employment Type
full time
The Division of Palliative Care, University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto are seeking a full-tim...
Start Date
Estimated remuneration will be in the range of $220,000 - $300,000. The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the University Hospital Palliative Care Practice Plan, through which all earnings will be administered. 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Qualification Requirements
The successful candidate must hold an MD degree or equivalent, have completed training in a recognized palliative medicine postgraduate training program, and have, or be eligible for, licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Responsibilities will include excellence in clinical care and clinical teaching, as well as active participation in research. Candidates should have completed, or be willing to complete, a graduate degree in education or research, or have one or more years of post-residency fellowship.  
The successful applicant will foster excellence in consultative Palliative Medicine and will have broad clinical and research interests related to palliative care. Advanced training and evidence of scholarship is a requirement for the appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. They should demonstrate academic experience through publications in leading journals and presentations at significant conferences.  
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
University Health Network  
Street Address 1
620 University Ave. 
Street Address 2
Floor 12, room 12310 
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
M5G 2C1 
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Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Camilla Zimmermann, Head, Division of Palliati 
Contact Address
University Health Network
620 University Avenue, 12th floor
Toronto, Canada
M5G 2M9.
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Published on 2020-05-14
Edited on 2020-05-14