Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist

Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Posted
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor - Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist
Date Posted: 10/20/2020
Closing Date: 11/24/2020, 11:59PM EDT Open Until Filled
Req ID: 1563
Job Category: Faculty - Clinical
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Hospital Affiliation: Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael's
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, along with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St. Michael’s Hospital, are seeking to recruit a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. The successful candidate will have an academic position description of Clinician Investigator, and must be eligible for a full-time clinical academic appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor at the University of Toronto. The tentative start date of this appointment is February 1, 2021, or another mutually agreeable date.

In alignment with the strategic vision of the hospital and department, preferred areas of clinical and research focus include high risk pregnancy, ultrasound skills, maternity care for critically ill, complex and vulnerable patients including perinatal addictions and MFM community outreach activities.  

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St. Michael’s Hospital is part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Program, Unity Health Toronto, and is committed to patient-centred multidisciplinary care, an integrated approach to community health, as well as excellence in education and research. St. Michael’s commitment to multidisciplinary care for patients with complex and critical illness is demonstrated by its nationally and internationally recognized programs in multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, bleeding disorders, diabetes, HIV, renal transplant, and intensive care (complex medical and surgical, trauma, neurosurgery, and cardiac and cardiovascular). To further align with the strategic vision of Unity Health Toronto, a plan for the development and implementation of a perinatal addictions program is under consideration and the successful candidate would have the opportunity to be a part of this process.
 
St. Michael’s hosts an array of research and education centres including the Li Ka Shing Institute for Knowledge Translation, Centre for Urban Health Solutions (CUBHS), Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), Centre for Research in Inner City Health (CRICH) and Centre for Global Health Research, Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre and Centre for Faculty Development. These resources offer extensive opportunities for collaboration in urban health research, education and knowledge translation.  

The St. Michael’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and provides learning experiences for fellows, obstetrics and gynaecology residents, family practice residents, interns, medical students, and students of nursing and midwifery. The department is proud to maintain robust, award-winning research activities and a strong, multidisciplinary, continuous quality improvement program. St. Michael’s was the first teaching hospital to participate in the Managing Obstetrical Risk Efficiently (MoreOB) pilot project.  On a provincial level, we are active participants in the Southern Ontario Ob-Gyn Network (SOON) and Better Outcomes and Registry Network (BORN) Ontario.

The Department has a total of 19 faculty members: 5 MIGS fellowship-trained and 8 core obstetrician-gynaecologists, 1 urogynaecologist, 4 maternal fetal medicine subspecialists and 1 menopause specialist.  As a whole, the department is able to provide comprehensive care to the community over a full range of patient needs.  The hospital aims to perform approximately 3,000 deliveries per year and the obstetrical activities are fully supported by a level 2C neonatal intensive care unit.  A new state-of-the-art NICU is being built in the recently completed Peter Gilgan Tower and plans are underway to renovate and re-purpose the space occupied by the current NICU for expansion of the labour and birth unit.  The Department collaborates with other maternity care disciplines such as Family Medicine and Midwifery, and is committed to interdisciplinary maternity care in partnership with other medical and surgical departments and divisions.

The current 4 MFM sub-specialists offer two full-day High Risk Clinics, a morning of Amniocentesis, Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic, Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic weekly, real-time counselling for anomalous findings on ultrasound, in-patient and outpatient consultations, labour and delivery and MFM community outreach services. The SMH Ultrasound unit is responsible for obstetric ultrasound training for all U of T Ob/Gyn residents and MFM Fellows. Fetal echocardiography is offered by a Pediatric Cardiologist two mornings weekly and consultative services in the Medical Complications of Pregnancy Clinic by an internist are provided once weekly.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the department’s educational responsibilities and clinical and research activities. The successful candidate will be an equal member of the SMH MFM division and is expected to participate in establishing and maintaining the SMH MFM outreach programs in our surrounding community hospitals including but not limited to the Georgian Radiology Barrie High Risk clinic, Humber River Health Science Centre and at our partner site, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto. General obstetric night call shifts will be available to the successful candidate at one of the outreach sites.  

Qualified applicants must hold an MD degree, must be certified (or eligible for certification) by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and be licensed (or eligible for licensure) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) with a sub-specialist accreditation in Maternal Fetal Medicine. 

A candidate who has graduate-level training and aspires to lead grant-funded research is desired.  However, applicants with various levels of expertise in research are encouraged to apply.  A wide range of academic interests can be accommodated, but are expected to broadly align with the strategic vision of the department, the hospital and Unity Health Toronto.  The department will provide a non-clinical stipend for the successful candidate who is eligible for the clinician investigator role and expect that they apply to the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology’s matching support program for clinician-investigators, provided awards are available. 

This position represents an opportunity for establishing a busy, professionally rewarding and challenging group clinical practice with dedicated healthcare professionals in an attractive and expanding hospital facility with a supportive and progressive Administration.   

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful applicant will have an active staff appointment, be eligible for alternate funding plan (AFP) payments and join the department practice plan.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: 
Dr. Filomena Meffe
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. Michael’s Hospital
416-864-5384 / filomena.meffe@unityhealth.to
or
Dr. Howard Berger
Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
howard.berger@unityhealth.to 

Qualified candidates are requested to apply with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees via email to: 

Dr. Filomena Meffe, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
c/o Janet Forrest, Administrative Assistant
St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond Street
15-018b Cardinal Carter
Toronto ON M5B 1W8
Email: janet.forrest@unityhealth.to 
 
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For more information about the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto, please visit our website at obgyn.utoronto.ca. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is 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 disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca

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