Job Posting
full time Physician - Anesthesiology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)
Peterborough, Ontario
Job ID: 8548

Chief of Anesthesia

With our investments in people and leading edge, specialized services, it’s an amazing
time to be a part of PRHC. As the Chief of Anesthesia, you’ll work with diverse and
talented leaders and colleagues who are committed to providing extraordinary care,
and you’ll be doing it all in a place where you’ll make a meaningful impact on people’s
lives while you transform your own. Experience the PRHC difference.

PRHC is seeking an exceptional clinician who can provide
visionary and collaborative leadership of the Department of
Anesthesia. This is an excellent leadership opportunity with
an outstanding organization, complete with an attractive
compensation package. As the Chief of Anesthesia, you will
play a key role in leading the delivery of anesthesia services
that support our patients, community, and region.

Position Qualifications

• Currently registered and hold an independent practice license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
• Eligible for Active or Associate staff privileges at PRHC
• Leadership experience preferred
• High level of clinical expertise as an Anesthetist
• Evidence of ongoing continued clinical and leadership education Skills and Abilities.

Skills and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with administration, directors/managers, staff, physicians, and the community
• Excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to manage change effectively
• Actively encourages a spirit of cooperation amongst team members
• Commitment to a patient and family centred inter-disciplinary team approach
• Demonstrated ability to integrate current evidence and best practice into the delivery of quality care
• Ability to manage conflict and problem solving in challenging situations
• Excellent strategic, systems thinking and analytical skills including taking an organizational and systems perspective and approach
• Demonstrated interest in top tier clinical service, rounds and educational activities.

Chief Position Highlights

Quality of Care and Clinical Performance – Monitors and maintains professional practice and ensures the highest quality and standards of care are consistently delivered by all in the Department.
Reviews adverse events and patient complaints involving professional staff and provides oversight for follow-up on recommendations.
Leads the identification of clinical care risks and risk mitigation.
Collaborates with the Medical and Administrative Director(s) to establish quality improvement objectives and targets and supports the implementation of improvement initiatives.
Support the ongoing use of Epic, including the impact on perioperative care and patient safety in the OR.

Credentials/ Appointment/ Performance- Makes recommendation to MAC regarding appointments and disciplinary actions.
Conducts performance evaluations for members of the Department.
Maintains standards of behaviour and conduct and deals with issues of incivility in a timely and effective manner.

Engagement Communication- Serves as a liaison between Department members and other Departments, and Health Centre medical and administrative leadership.
Is a champion and advocate for perioperative safety.
Communicates regularly with Department members and engages them in priority- setting and problem-solving.
Is a champion and advocate for patient and family centered care.

Human Resources- Leads the recruitment and orientation of new members to the department.

Planning and Strategy- Supports the Medical Director of Surgical Services Program in their role including but not limited to, strategic planning and resource utilization.

Appointed By- Search committee chaired by a member of the Board of Directors.

Reporting Structure-Reports to the Chief of Staff through to the Board.

Contract length- Initial term of five years. Opportunity for reappointment for additional terms based on a review process.

Interested individuals should forward their curriculum vitae or inquiries by Tuesday, February 13, 2024 to: Christina Murphy, Director, Medical Affairs, PRHC

PRHC is an accessible workplace, and an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website at:

Last Mirrored
This vacancy was mirrored to from on June 14, 2024.

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Physician - Anesthesiology
Employment Type
full time
Chief of Anesthesiology at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) 
Street Address 1
1 Hospital Drive 
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Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
Work Better

PRHC is a regional hospital delivering acute healthcare to a rapidly growing population of more than 300,000 in Peterborough and the surrounding communities, including the First Nations of Curve Lake, Alderville and Hiawatha.

The Health Centre is located in Peterborough Ontario, a 90-minute drive north-east of Toronto – and has a proud local history extending back over a century. We are the region’s largest employer with more than 2,500 staff, 400 physicians with privileges and 500 volunteers.

As a member of the PRHC team, you will be part of an exceptional working environment – a forum to share knowledge, to learn, to develop talents, relationships and careers, and a culture that recognizes and rewards the achievements of its people. 
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Community Description
Live Better

In Peterborough, you’ll be as close to the great outdoors as you are to work, schools and other amenities. Cottage country is as close as 20 minutes away. An hour south of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park and a couple of hours from Algonquin Provincial Park. Here, we boast all the
conveniences and comforts that an exceptional quality of life demands. Here, you can have it all.

Just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto by car, Peterborough is a unique community unto itself, an
established entity with a rich heritage, a thriving culture, and a bright future. Home to Trent University and Fleming College as well as a burgeoning business sector, the opportunities here abound.

Peterborough offers a unique blend of outdoor pursuits and urban amenities right at your doorstep. Our arts and culture community is renowned for its exceptional events, exhibitions and performances, and the city offers a wide array of multicultural cuisine, local cafés, and unique shops. 
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Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Julie Tataryn 
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Published on 2023-12-13
Edited on 2023-12-13