Applications are invited for the position of the Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry of the McMaster Children’s Hospital of Hamilton Health Sciences.
Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven unique hospitals including a children’s hospital, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves as a regional referral centre for cardiac, stroke, burns, trauma, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services. With a staff of approximately 11,000, the hospital is the largest employer in the Hamilton region. As an academic teaching hospital with more than 1,100 beds and an affiliation with McMaster University and Mohawk College, Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to providing exemplary health care while advancing excellence in education and health research.
The McMaster Children’s Hospital Child and Youth Mental Health Program is affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and the world-renowned Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster Children’s Hospital. These organizations hold a unique position internationally in child and adolescent development, wellness promotion and mental health care with many of their practices being adopted worldwide.
The Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry seeks an outstanding individual with demonstrated leadership skills, administrative expertise and a history of working cooperatively and collegially within a diverse academic and clinical environment. The key responsibilities of the Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry are to ensure quality patient care is provided and that education and research are supported and fostered within the Department. The Chief will actively facilitate the development of external partnerships and act as an advocate of the Department with other bodies within the health system and academic community.
The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal and diplomacy skills, combined with a demonstrated history of progressive leadership roles in an academic setting. Possessing vision and energy, the Chief will champion the advancement of the hospital’s strategic plan to provide the best care for all. This position is ideally suited to a dynamic individual with a natural ability to coach, mentor and develop leadership with physician colleagues.
Prospective candidates must possess or be eligible for Ontario licensure and be able to attain a Faculty appointment at McMaster University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae by Friday August 29, 2014 to:
Dr. Richard McLean, Chair
Search Committee for Chief of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Hamilton Health Sciences, 1200 Main St. W., Room 2E37, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
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