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Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is seeking a Locum Thoracic Surgeon
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has a Mission to deliver a quality patient experience in an academic health care environment that is responsive to the needs of the population of Northwestern Ontario. We are a recognized leader in Patient and Family Centred Care and are home to the Northern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre and are the Regional Level II Trauma Centre for all of Northwestern Ontario.
Our world-class acute care facility with 375 beds serves the people of Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. Our region has a population of over 250,000 residents scattered over a geographical area the size of France. TBRHSC offers an expansive range of specialist services, and are designated as an academic health sciences centre.
Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate / fellowship qualifications prior to appointment, and have or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Eligible applicants will be expected to deliver appropriate inpatient consultations, assist in thoracic surgical procedures and will be required to participate in the thoracic surgery on-call schedule. The preferred candidate must have an excellent record of success working in a multi-disciplinary clinical environment.
Remuneration for this position is based off the Northern Specialist Locum Program (urgent) model.
EXPECTATED START DATE
As soon as possible.
ABOUT THUNDER BAY
Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the beauty of nature, Thunder Bay, with a population of 113,000, offers a perfect balance of urban and rural life. With outdoor activities such as sailing, boating, kayaking, camping, hiking and cycling in the summer months and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter, Thunder Bay has something to offer healthy living enthusiasts throughout the year. Affordable housing, a vibrant, culturally diverse community with access to fine dining and the arts, make this community a wonderful place to live, work or raise a family.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include a letter of interest, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of three referees. Select applicants will be invited for an interview. Please submit your applications via email.
Samantha Olsen, Physician Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
To learn more about our community, visit https://gotothunderbay.ca/
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery Program
Associate Staff Thoracic Surgeon – Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners (affiliated with University of Toronto) is now accepting applications for the position of an Associate Staff Thoracic Surgeon for the starting date of July 2022.
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community-based academic health network in Ontario serving over one million residents in the communities of Mississauga, Peel Region, and West Toronto. The hospital encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital; Mississauga Hospital; and Queensway Health Centre (QHC) – offering a full spectrum of surgical services and performing over 17,000 inpatient procedures and over 45,000 outpatient procedures per year. The Carlo Fidani Regional Cancer Centre is a fully integrated cancer program that last year had over 200, 000 visits and provides a full spectrum of oncology consultation and treatment services.
THP is a designated Level – 1 Thoracic Surgical Oncology Centre and one of the largest providers of thoracic surgery care in Ontario. THP’s thoracic surgical oncology team performs more than 150 major lung resections and over 20 major esophageal resections yearly. In addition, the team treats a large volume of benign disease of the chest and foregut. The successful candidate will join the team of three thoracic surgeons and take 1 in 4 thoracic surgery on-call. The program serves a diverse population over a large region and the successful candidate is expected to appreciate this diversity by advocating for equity in patient care and cultural sensitivity.
The successful candidate is expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in Thoracic Surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The candidate must be licensed in good standing in Ontario or eligible for a license to practice in Ontario, Canada. Candidates with proficiency or fellowship in Robotic Assisted Surgery and Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery will be preferred. Additional qualities include experience/demonstrable interest in any one or more of the following: clinical/applied research, quality improvement, innovation, and healthcare technologies/AI. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and a commitment to team based and interprofessional care are essential as well as a responsibility to advance the strategic goals and vision of the Division of Thoracic Surgery.
THP is an academic teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto (U of T) and the U of T-Mississauga campus Academy of Medicine, The candidate will be eligible for an appointment at the University of Toronto, Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners and therefore a focus on surgical education and educational scholarship is preferred.
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at THP is committed to equal employment opportunity and all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply especially applicants from racialized persons, women, indigenous/aboriginal people, persons with disability, and LGBTQ2S persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Applications must include a letter of interest, an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of three referees. Select applicants will be invited for an interview. Applications are to be submitted via email by April 30, 2022 to:
Dr. Abdollah Behzadi
Division Head | Thoracic Surgery
C/o Mr. Zeeshan Muhammad
For detailed information on the hospital, please visit: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
Locum Thoracic Surgery Position
The Moncton Hospital, a facility within Horizon Health Network, is looking for a locum Thoracic Surgeon. The department at present consists of five general surgeons, two hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons, two thoracic and two vascular surgeons.
Applicants must be eligible for licensure in New Brunswick and hold subspecialty certification in Thoracic Surgery. Applicants will be expected to deliver appropriate inpatient and outpatient services in the field of Thoracic Surgery and provide on-call coverage in coordination with other members of the Division of Thoracic Surgery as well as participation in the provincial on-call schedule.
On-call coverage is required both at the local and provincial levels.
- Daily inpatient rounds
- Operating sessions as assigned by the OR Utilization Committee
- Inpatient consultations
- Hospital-based clinics
- Office hours
- Involvement in teaching residents and medical students
- Bronchoscopy suite
- NCIC affiliated and opportunities exist for research
- On-call coverage
Horizon Health Network, www.horizonnb.ca, is one of the largest health-care organizations in Atlantic Canada, operating 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices providing medical services ranging from acute care to community based health services to New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. With 1,000 physicians, an annual budget exceeding $1 billion and approximately 13,000 employees, Horizon Health Network’s strategic vision focuses on research, innovation and education.
The Moncton Hospital is a 386-bed, tertiary and critical care facility within Horizon Health Network. It is a major referral hospital serving communities across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and northern Nova Scotia. It is a level II Trauma Centre which offers tertiary services in neurosurgery, oncology and neonatal care and includes all other major services and subspecialties. The Department of Family Medicine admits patients not requiring obstetrics, surgery intensive care or acute psychiatric care. The scope of practice includes pediatrics, general medicine and geriatrics with consultant support.
The Moncton Hospital offers excellent opportunities for teaching and clinical research and has academic affiliation with Dalhousie University. The hospital is one of the largest employers within metro Moncton, employing 3,000 staff and physicians.
Remuneration for the position is based on New Brunswick Medicare’s Alternate Funding Plan for Thoracic Surgery, based on credentials and experience. Financial provision to support the physician’s practice is also available. If one chooses to participate in call for another specialty, they will receive the mandated on-call stipend and fee-for-service billings plus premiums.
- Travel will be covered
- Lodging will be provided
- Rental car will be provided
- Opportunity to teach with the Family Medicine Residency Training Program with faculty appointment with Dalhousie Medical School, https://medicine.dal.ca/
EXPECTED START DATE
As soon as possible.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:
The city, with adjoining municipalities, has a population of more than 144,000, and was ranked as one of the best Canadian cities for quality of community life. There is an abundance of educational, cultural and recreational opportunities including easy access to warm water beaches of the Northumberland Strait, and also the scenic Bay of Fundy area. Visit the City’s website at www.moncton.ca.
The Department of General Surgery, specific to its divisions of General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, requires that its active and courtesy members have passed the examination of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
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Lakeridge Health and the Central East Cancer Program / RS McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre is currently inviting applications for a Full-time Thoracic Surgeon to join our multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive thoracic surgery service for the region, one of the fastest growing in Ontario. You will work closely with our team of nurse navigators in a hospital-based practice, as part of a multi-site thoracic diagnostic assessment program.
Lakeridge Health (www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca), has everything you seek – in your career and beyond. As one of Ontario’s largest hospital networks and the dedicated cancer centre for the Central East, we foster a culture that promotes career advancement, learning opportunities and great quality of life. Through our five hospital sites, in Ajax-Pickering, Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry, and Whitby we provide a broad range of healthcare services to a diverse population, with a focus on achieving excellence. One System. Best Health.
You must be currently registered to practice medicine in Ontario and hold fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Thoracic Surgery or equivalent. The position start date is October 2021 or as soon as possible.
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a CV and contact information for three referees to:
- Dr. John Dickie, Chief of Surgery.
- Email: email@example.com.
- Fax: (905) 721-4784.
- Tel: (905) 576-8711 x33720.
Application closing date: September 10, 2021
Locum Tenens – Thoracic Surgery
Trillium Health Partners
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community-based academic health network in Ontario serving over one million residents in the communities of Mississauga, Peel Region, and West Toronto. The hospital encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital (CVH, 2200 Eglinton Avenue West, Miss, ON L5M 2N1); Mississauga Hospital (MH, 100 Queensway West, Miss, ON L5B 1B8); and Queensway Health Centre (QHC) – offering a full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of community-based specialized programs.
We are seeking a Thoracic Surgeon for one (1) Locum Tenens position to be a member of our Surgery Program for a three (3) months duration starting May 1, 2021. The preferred candidate will have independent practice license from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and a certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful candidate will be part of a group of 3 thoracic surgeons.
Trillium Health Partners is an academic teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. In addition, academic appointment provides the opportunity to participate in clinical and applied research. Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to an inter-professional care model are also essential.
This position represents an opportunity to join a group of dedicated healthcare professionals in a progressive organization. The position is open to all qualified candidates; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
Interested candidates should submit their letters of interest and curriculum vitae, along with the names of three (3) references by April 23, 2021 to:
Dr. Abdollah Behzadi, Division Head of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery Program
C/o of Zeeshan Muhammad: Muhammad.Zeeshan@thp.ca
For detailed information on the hospital, please visit: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca
- Position Title: Fellowship Thoracic Surgery 2022
- Service: Thoracic Surgery Unit
- Location: Royal Melbourne Hospital
- Reports To: Mr Phillip Antippa
- Enterprise Agreement: AMA Victoria – Victorian Public Health Sector – Doctors in Training Enterprise Agreement 2018–2021
- Classification: HM25 – HM30
- Immunisation Risk Category: Category A
- Date of Review: March 2021
We are seeking expressions of interest for our 2022 Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
This position is a 12-month opportunity for a suitable candidate to train in advanced Thoracic Surgery with a focus on Minimally Invasive Thoracic techniques including Robotic Surgery.
The role has a strong emphasis on Thoracic Surgical Oncology which is practiced in a busy and established Multi-Disciplinary Thoracic Cancer Tumour Stream.
There is significant exposure to advanced imaging including CT and PET, Bronchoscopy with EBUS, Radiation and Medical Oncology and Pathology, and Information Technology platforms.
Our other major emphasis is in Trauma Surgery with a well-established practice in Surgical Stabilisation of Rib Fractures.
• Assist and facilitate in the care of patients under the Royal Melbourne’s Hospital’s Lung Tumour Service
• To facilitate advanced surgical and oncological training in Thoracic Surgery
• Extends to involve Thoracic Surgical activity at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre under the guidance of the Lung Cancer Service and the Department of Surgical Oncology.
• Participation in surgical activity at both Melbourne Private and Epworth Hospitals will be facilitated to increase surgical exposure for the Fellow. Benign diseases of the Chest including non-malignant pulmonary disease and Thoracic Trauma are included.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital is Australia’s busiest tertiary hospital and has had over 150 years of experience treating all adult disease conditions.
The Cardiothoracic Unit is one of the country’s largest units and accounts for over 30% of the hospital’s specialist surgical services.
The Thoracic Surgical Service performs over 600 cases per year with 5 dedicated operating sessions, 3 clinics & 2 MDMs weekly.
The Service employs 4 specialist Thoracic Surgeons and is supported by a non-accredited Thoracic Surgery Registrar, resident staff and a Lung Liaison Nurse.
Whilst the Service is part of the RMH Cardiothoracic Unit, the Thoracic Service operates independently with no requirement for the Fellow to participate in Cardiac Surgery. A 1-in-2 Thoracic call roster is shared with the Registrar.
• The majority of Thoracic procedures are performed on patients with Lung Cancer. Over 200 major resections are performed per year with the majority performed thoracoscopically. Robotic surgery is offered largely to patients with Thymic or other Mediastinal pathology.
• Over 300 minor cases are performed including Thoracoscopic procedures and advanced airways surgery including Argon Plasma Photocoagulation.
• Our Lung Tumour Service operates in a strict multidisciplinary construct with patients managed by the full complement of Lung Cancer specialists. All specialist services are available at the Royal Melbourne Hospital with Radiation being managed at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
• Endo-bronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) is a feature of our service and exposure to EBUS is encouraged for a trainee looking to enhance their endoscopic repertoire. Finally, our model of care is supported by our dedicated Liaison Nurse, administrative staff and modern Informatics systems.
• The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is one of Australia’s premier Cancer hospitals and caters for mainstream as well as rare tumours. In the Lung Service there is strong collaboration between PMCC and the Royal Melbourne Hospital as many of the senior clinicians enjoy joint appointments.
• The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has been relocated across the road from the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Together, along with neighbouring Research Institutions and the University of Melbourne, they form the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
• With the establishment of the VCCC, all Thoracic Surgical activity is now performed at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. This will increase the overall case load to around 500 Thoracic surgical cases per year. To accommodate this, a new Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward will be opened and an increase in
Resident and Registrar staffing will occur including the establishment of a RACS-approved Thoracic Surgical accredited training position. We expect that the precinct will expand by an extra 25-35% in overall cancer activity.
• Melbourne Private Hospital (located next to RMH) and the Epworth Hospital are two busy local private hospitals which accommodate weekly Thoracic Surgical lists.
Please see the full description to apply: RMH Thoracic Surgery Fellowship PD
Posted by CATS: 2021-04-12
Academic Thoracic Surgeon – Queen’s University
The Department of Surgery (www.surgery.queensu.ca) at Queen’s University invites applications for a full-time Academic Thoracic Surgeon who has formal training and a primary interest in both Thoracic and Foregut Surgery. Candidates must have advanced minimally invasive skills and must have demonstrated strong clinical skills. Emerging or established research programs will be considered an asset. Preference will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of a current involvement and commitment to education through the submission of an educational dossier and the identification of referees who can attest to the applicant’s educational expertise.
Qualified applicants will hold an MD degree (or equivalent), have completed postgraduate qualifications prior to appointment, and be eligible for licensure in Ontario. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree and who have sub-specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The successful applicant will hold a Geographically Full-Time appointment at Queen’s University and will be a participant in the Alternative Funding Plan at Queen’s.
The successful candidate will be required to work closely with Thoracic and General Surgeons at the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. As a full time member of the Department of Surgery, they will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, supervision and mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students.
Queen’s University is recognized nationally for the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs, which attracts outstanding students. Queen’s University is an integral part of the vibrant Kingston community in the heart of the Thousand Islands region of southeastern Ontario. It has a community spirit and amenities unmatched by any other Canadian university. The University and the region offer an outstanding academic and community environment (www.queensu.ca).
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is strongly committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and encourages applications from Black, racialized/visible minority and Indigenous/Aboriginal people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQA+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal Laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants from each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada, Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada” OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen/permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
The review of applications is on-going and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are to include a letter summarizing expertise, qualifications, and accomplishments relevant to the position, a CV, and the names and full contact information of three referees.
Complete applications are to be directed to: Dr. Ross Walker, Head, Department of Surgery, Queen’s University, Victory 3, Kingston General Hospital, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 2V7, Fax: (613) 544-9174, Email: KGH.DepartmentOfSurgery@kingstonhsc.ca
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact the Department of Surgery at the (613) 533-2660 or the email listed above.
Posted by CATS: 2021-03-01
The MITS (Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery) Fellowship – Surrey Hospital
The Surrey Hospital division of Thoracic Surgery (Surrey Thoracic Surgery Group) has an annual opening (July 1 of every academic year) for 1 thoracic surgery fellow who has completed their Royal College (or similar) training program. This MITS program is a full time 12 month program emphasizing advanced MIS and advanced endoscopic thoracic surgical techniques. Situated in the lower mainland of BC the Surrey Hospital is the busiest thoracic surgical program in the province. Over 95% of all procedural activities are undertaken with MIS and/or endoscopic techniques.
We offer POEM, Super D navigational bronchoscopy, EBUS, EUS, EMR, esophageal RFA, MIE, radial probe and MIS lung resection with a large volume of benign and malignant (over 80 MIE’s in 2019) MIS esophageal and gastric procedures. Additionally, we undertake a large volume of Nuss procedures, Carinatum procedures and a large volume of rib fracture fixation cases.
We are a UBC-affiliated training program with regular medical students and residents from various programs. Notably we have a full time Nurse Practitioner. This training position is a clinical program and remuneration is equal to a PGY 8 level (UBC PAR salary guidelines).
For more information or to apply to the program please contact Dr. James Bond – program director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-735-0230. We currently have an opening for July 2, 2021.
Posted by CATS: 2021-01-11
Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery
University of Montreal Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic
The University of Montreal is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to become experts in complex thoracic interventional endoscopy. The program includes full exposure to all techniques and technologies available in both the endobronchial and upper gastrointestinal space. Techniques learned include, but are not limited to: Rigid Bronchscopy, Linear EBUS, Radial EBUS, Linear EUS, Radial EUS, EMR, ESD, Trans-Gastric Procedures, Stenting, Laser, CRYO, Navigational Technologies and Tumor Marking for surgery and SBRT. Complex surgical procedures for interested fellows include, but are not limited to: VATS Pneumonectomy, VATS Segmentectomy, MIE, Carinal Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Robotic Surgery.
Location: Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal
1 year clinical position
2 year clinical/research (1 year clinical / 1 year research)
Available: 2 fellows per year
Recruitment:Two years prior to commencing; Fellowship starts July 1 each year.
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery or Pulmonology.
Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:
MOISHE LIBERMAN, MD, PhD
Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal
Centre de Recherche du CHUM – Room: R04.402-1
900 Rue Saint-Denis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2X 0A9
Tel: (514) 890-8000, ext: 26832
Fax: (514) 412-7921
Posted by CATS: 2019-10-15
University of Alberta Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery
The University of Alberta is offering a one-year fellowship in Thoracic Surgery. This fellowship program provides advanced training for qualified surgeons who wish to expand their skills and knowledge in general thoracic surgery, thoracic surgical oncology, foregut surgery and minimally invasive/endoscopic techniques. Fellows will gain a wealth of experience in the surgical care of patients with conditions within the full breadth of Thoracic Surgery, including both benign and malignant disease of the lung, esophagus and GE junction, mediastinum, pleura, chest wall, trachea and diaphragm as well as thoracic trauma. The Division of Thoracic Surgery performs over 350 lung and 50 esophageal resections each year, the vast majority of which via a minimally invasive approach. The fellow will also be trained in advanced endoscopy including rigid bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, endoesophageal ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy including stenting of the airway and esophagus. Fellows will attend clinic weekly, will be involved in active research projects and participate in weekly academic teaching and multidisciplinary rounds. The fellow will receive regular competency-based assessments of their progression and skill development.
More information is available at: https://www.ualberta.ca/surgery/divisions/thoracic-surgery/fellowship
Location: The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta
Duration: 1 year positions
Available: 1 fellow per year
Recruitment: Ongoing each year
Qualifications: Candidates must have completed an accredited training program in Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery or Cardiothoracic Surgery and be eligible for educational licensure through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (http://www.cpsa.ca/eligibility/postgraduate-training/) and must pass the IELTS test of English language proficiency English is not the first language.
Application Process: Applicants send a letter of intent, three letters of reference and curriculum vitae to:
Dr. Simon Turner, program director
416 Community Services Centre
10240 Kingsway Ave Edmonton, AB, Canada T5H 3V9
1(780) 735-4245 (fax)
Note: This fellowship does not lead to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Posted by CATS: 2019-07-24