St. Michael's Hospital Posted Jun 4, 2019


Trauma Director

Applications are invited for the position of Director of Trauma at St. Michael’s Hospital, part of Unity Health Toronto. Located in downtown Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital is a designated provincial Level 1 Trauma Centre and provides care for patients in the Toronto and surrounding region.Trauma care is a key element of the hospital’s Strategic Plan. St. Michael’s Hospital is integrated with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an institute dedicated to the advancement of research and education.

On August 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Hospital integrated to form a new health network known as Unity Health Toronto. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care while investing in world-class research and education. Unity Health Toronto works to advance the health of everyone in their urban communities and beyond. The health network provides services spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care.

St. Michael's Hospital is a fully affiliated University of Toronto teaching and research-intensive hospital, and is a hub for care, ranging from primary and secondary care to highly complex tertiary and quaternary care for patients from across the province. St. Michael's is downtown Toronto's adult trauma centre, as well as a major referral centre for severely injured patients from across the GTA and our provincial catchment area. St. Michael’s Hospital also houses an urban focal point for neurosurgery, complex cardiac and cardiovascular care, diabetes and osteoporosis care, minimally invasive surgery, and care of those who experience disadvantage.

The effective date of this appointment would be Fall 2019 or Winter 2020.

The Director of Trauma is responsible for promoting high standards of evidence based practice through development of trauma policies, protocols, and practice guidelines, participation in rigorous performance improvement monitoring, as well as student/resident/fellows and staff education and research. In this role, it is expected that the Director will organize, direct and integrate the trauma program with all other departments and services within the hospital. It is expected that the Director will demonstrate leadership skills especially with respect to developing highly functional teams and a modern progressive health care culture that promotes our Unity Health Toronto values. The Director will also demonstrate effectiveness and aptitude in contributing to system level organization and advocacy.

The candidate will be required to advance the academic mission of the Hospital and of the University through local, national and international innovations and scholarship in any of the following areas: clinical epidemiology, health services research, basic research, surgical education, surgical ethics, global health and the health of disadvantaged populations, quality improvement, patient safety or health policy. A Master’s degree in a relevant area of study would be considered an asset. The candidate will be expected to possess exemplary clinical skills and a demonstrated commitment to life-long learning. The candidate will be expected to have demonstrated exceptional leadership, interpersonal and collaboration skills. The candidate will be required to support the academic mission of St. Michael’s Hospital through a commitment to the training of medical student, residents and fellows within the Department of Surgery.

The successful candidate must be eligible for the equivalent of Royal College certification in General Surgery and qualify for licensure in Ontario. The candidate will have completed post Residency Fellowship training in Trauma Surgery / Acute Care General Surgery. Specialty certification in Critical Care would be considered to be an asset. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate experience and training in the management of trauma and acute care General Surgery patients appropriate for an academic tertiary care level referral centre.
Appropriately qualified applicants would also be considered for the appointment of Medical Lead for the Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Service within the Division of General Surgery at the Hospital. The applicant should hold status enough to warrant appointment to the University of Toronto, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Salary will be between the range of $350,000 - $400,000+, as well as commensurate with qualifications and experience. This estimate is based on fee for service billings.
For more information about the Faculty of Medicine/Department of Surgery, please visit our home page at

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

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae and the name of three referees by email to Ms. Susan Poole, by July 15, 2019.


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