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full time Physician - Critical Care Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID: 8520

The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Cardiac Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for the position of full-time Cardiac Intensivist. The effective date of this appointment is March 1st, 2024 (negotiable).

Primary Description
We are looking for a candidate with an interest and drive to push forward the field of pediatric cardiac ICU. The candidate must hold an MD, MBBS or equivalent, must be able to function proficiently in English and must have training and extensive clinical experience in paediatric cardiac critical care. Responsibilities include full-time equivalent clinical pediatric cardiac critical care practice, research, education, and administrative responsibilities as required by a Staff Physician in the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research or other scholarly work is required. Diverse trajectories of academic focus welcome.

Additional Description
The successful candidate must be committed to a career as an academic clinician. The candidate must be eligible for academic appointment at the University of Toronto. The candidate must 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 and at The Hospital for Sick Children are aligned with faculty classifications at the University of Toronto and as specified by the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN).

Hospital/Division Description
The children and families we care for are diverse, and so are our employees. All are welcome to join our unique organizational culture and be part of our inclusive team.

The University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons, 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.

The Division of Cardiac Critical Care is currently comprised of 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.

SickKids, located at 555 University Avenue in downtown Toronto, is among the largest children’s hospital in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research, and education. SickKids is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is located adjacent to the University campus and to numerous specialty hospitals and biomedical research institutes. It is an exciting time at SickKids as we execute our campus redevelopment project, including a new state-of-the-art acute care hospital tower.

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 neighborhood 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.

Remuneration will be between the range of $266,000 – $380,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Periodic billing overage distributions may be received over and above base salary.

Application instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please forward a one-page statement of interest and curriculum vitae via email to:

Dr. Roxanne Kirsch
Division Head, Cardiac CCU
Department of Critical Care Medicine
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

The Department recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have influenced their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. The Department further supports an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Nella Perri, Business Operations Manager,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only those applicants selected for the interview will be contacted.

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on December 9, 2023.

Application Process
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Physician - Critical Care Medicine
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The Department of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Cardiac Critical Care at the Hospital for Sick Children is invi...
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The Hospital for Sick Children 
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555 University Avenue 
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Dr. Roxanne Kirsch 
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Division Head, Cardiac CCU
Department of Critical Care Medicine
SickKids Hospital
555 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

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Published on 2023-10-25
Edited on 2023-10-25