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The Hospital for Sick Children

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon


Posted 11 Days AgoCMAJ-820-1564932

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The Hospital for Sick Children

Job Description

The Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, at The Hospital for Sick Children is inviting applications for a full time academic Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in lower extremity reconstruction. The effective date of this appointment is as soon as possible.

Primary Description

Responsibilities include clinical, scholarly, and administrative duties, as required. The clinical component of the position will include a substantial commitment to the care of children with lower extremity conditions. An appropriate candidate may choose to focus on a particular area of lower extremity reconstruction, for example hip surgery or foot surgery. Other clinical duties include participation in the emergency Orthopaedic call schedule at SickKids. The candidate should have a strong academic background and is expected to complement the Division’s scholarly productivity. A scholarly focus on research, education, or global health is welcomed. Clinical and scholarly time allocation will be negotiated based upon the candidate’s qualifications, scholarly productivity, and academic plan. All candidates must be able to function proficiently in English, hold an MD, MBBS or the equivalent.

Additional Description
The successful candidate should be a recently qualified fellowship trained surgeon with outstanding potential, or an established surgeon with an international reputation. The candidate will provide effective and collaborative leadership at the hospital, provincial, national and international level. Start-up support and mentorship will be provided for the successful candidate. The candidate must be eligible for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Hospital/Division Description
Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children is among the largest children’s hospitals in North America and has a long history of excellence in clinical care, research and education. It 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.

Our Division is comprised of nine academic surgeons, five paediatric orthopaedic fellows, as well as orthopaedic residents on rotation. We are well supported by advance practice physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, orthopaedic technologists, and administrative staff.

Remuneration will be in the range of $300,000 - $500,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life, Group Insurance, Vision, Long Term Disability. May be eligible for a relocation package, pension program, and/or mortgage assistance.

Toronto is a vibrant multicultural city with consistent population and economic growth. It is currently the fourth largest city in North America and boasts a safe, livable, downtown area with excellent housing, school and university access. World famous lake and wilderness country and year round outdoor recreation are easily accessible, as are two hub airports for regional or international travel.

Application instructions
Please submit applications and curriculum vitae by May 11 2018 to:

Dr. Andrew Howard, Chair of the Search Committee
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1X8

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, visible minority group members, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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