The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (FoM) invite applications and nominations for this exciting leadership position.
As Canada’s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centre, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. Inspired by a unique culture of excellence and innovation, the UOHI promotes heart health and leads in patient care, research and education.
Reporting to the Head of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at TOH and responsible to the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Division Head of Cardiac Anesthesiology is responsible for the professional needs of the Division, the professional conduct of Division members and the educational, research, budgetary and administrative needs of the Department as they relate to the Division of The Ottawa Hospital and Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa. In addition, the Division Head is responsible for the organization, administration and delivery of perioperative anesthesia care, medical care in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit (CSICU) and respiratory care in all units of the UOHI, including the Cardiology ICU.
Anesthesiologist certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or equivalent certification from another country, with eligibility for medical licensure in Ontario
Special interest and competence in cardiac anesthesiology and good standing with their professional governing body
Additional competence in critical care medicine an asset; the candidate must understand the administrative and organizational requirements of running a CSICU
Seasoned leader with a proven track record of engaging teams, balancing organizational priorities, performing research and demonstrating academic excellence
Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and leadership skills
Understanding of the FoM, TOH and UOHI’s programs and initiatives, including their respective strategic plans
Demonstrated national or international impact in one or more of the following domains: teaching, academic leadership and research
University rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Fluency in one official language with at least a passive knowledge of the other
Roles and Responsibilities:
In order to accomplish this role, the Division Head will hold physician leadership responsibilities within several functional areas:
Clinical Service Delivery and Administration: Organize the work of the Division and establish services and procedures, as necessary, as well as recruit new staff members in Anesthesiology and CSICU
Policy Development: Establish and regularly update all rules, regulations and policies related the practice of anesthesiology, critical care medicine and respiratory care at TOH and UOHI, as necessary
Budget Planning: Submit plans and priorities, as appropriate, for the use of UOHI funds for the Division and its units to the Senior Management Committee at UOHI
Quality Monitoring and Improvement: Advise the Head of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at TOH and the CEO at the UOHI with respect to the safety and quality of anesthesia, respiratory and cardiac surgical critical care within the Division
Research and Education: Direct the research and teaching activities of the Division in cooperation with the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa, as well as with the Chief Scientific Officer and Vice-President of Research at UOHI for all research-related activities
Salary to support this commitment will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Administrative support will be provided. The duration of the appointment will be up to 5 years, renewable once upon review.
Interested applicants are invited to forward a letter of intent and CV no later than May 28, 2021 to:
Ms. Alexandra Elms
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa
501 Smyth Road, Box 249, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
Tel: 613-761-4940 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate your current status. The University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.