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Locum Tenens – Thoracic Surgery - Trillium Health Partners - posted April 2021

Locum Tenens – Thoracic Surgery

Surgery Program

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

Fellowship Thoracic Surgery – Royal Melbourne Hospital - posted April 2021

Position Description

  • 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

Position Purpose

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.

Department Description

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 - posted March 2021

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 Fellowship - Surrey Hospital - posted January 2021

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 docbond@me.com or 778-735-0230. We currently have an opening for July 2, 2021.

Posted by CATS: 2021-01-11

Thoracic Surgeon – St. Joseph’s Toronto Unity Health (St. Joseph’s Site), Toronto - posted December 2020

Thoracic Surgeon – St. Joseph’s Toronto Unity Health (St. Joseph’s Site), Toronto, in conjunction with the University of Toronto, is seeking a
Thoracic Surgeon.

The position will be based at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, a fully accredited community teaching hospital within the Unity Health Toronto network, serving Toronto’s west-end. St. Joseph’s Thoracic Surgery program is a Level-1 Designated Thoracic Centre of Excellence as per Cancer Care Ontario with approximately 250 major lung cancer resections performed per year. The program also provides surgical treatment of other thoracic and esophagogastric diseases, both benign and malignant. The successful candidate will join two other thoracic surgeons and take 1 in 3 thoracic surgery on-call.

St. Joseph’s provides care to a culturally and economically diverse population of about 530,000. Our hospital is a 400-bed facility that employs approximately 2,500 staff, along with 400 credentialed staff physicians. Unity Health Toronto’s values center around Inclusivity, Community, Excellence, Compassion and Human Dignity.

The successful candidate will be expected to have completed or be eligible for certification in Thoracic Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The successful candidate will have experience and skill in the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant thoracic conditions.

The successful candidate would be expected to be proficient in Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, including minimally invasive esophagectomy and thymectomy.

Candidates will be expected to show evidence of exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills with initiative to further advance the clinical, teaching, and academic productivity of the Thoracic Surgery division at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

A commitment and demonstrated interest in surgical education at all levels is essential and they will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, commensurate with their qualification and academic achievement.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate and excel in the educational supervision of our medical students, residents and fellows, and contribute to scholarly activities of our Thoracic Surgery Division at Unity Health.

The candidate will also advance the strategic goals of the Hospital and the University through a commitment to providing compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care to all in need.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, clinical effectiveness, quality improvement and the patient experience.

The candidate must be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and a description of previous academic experience/specialty training, along with 2 letters of reference.

Applications must be received by February 28, 2021.

Applications are to be submitted to:

Maria Martins, on behalf of the Chair,
Thoracic Surgeon Search Committee
Medical Affairs Office
30 The Queensway Rm 1M124
Toronto, ON  M6R 1B5
Office 416-530-6690
Maria.Martins@unityhealth.to

The University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto are 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 disability, LGBTQ persons, 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.

Posted by CATS: 2020-12-14

Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Thoracic Endoscopy and Complex Thoracic Surgery - University of Montreal - posted October 2020

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
Duration:
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
moishe.liberman@umontreal.ca

www.cetoc.ca

Posted by CATS: 2019-10-15

Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery - University of Alberta - posted July 2020

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) 613-5888
1(780) 735-4245 (fax)
sturner@ualberta.ca

Note: This fellowship does not lead to certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Posted by CATS: 2019-07-24