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35 hours per week
McMaster University
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Private Sector
Niagara Campus
Hamilton, Ontario
27/11/2019 23:59

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Academic Geriatrician



Academic Geriatrician – Niagara Campus


The Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University invite applications for a full-time Academic Geriatrician.

The successful candidate will be a full-time member of the Division of Geriatrics and is expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Faculty and Division. Clinical activities will take place within Niagara Health including the In-patient Geriatric consultation service, and Ambulatory Geriatric clinics and/or outreach programs.

Niagara Health is a regional healthcare provider with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based services. The system is made up of more than 4,800 employees, 600 physicians and 850 volunteers who provide extraordinary care to the community. As a community-based academic centre, Niagara Health offers opportunities for teaching and learning, research, innovation, and partnerships to promote excellence in patient care. Niagara Ontario located in the Niagara Peninsula is the third largest region in Ontario and has one of the most senior populations in Ontario.

Niagara Health provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services to more than 450,000 residents across Niagara, including: Acute Care, Cancer Care, Cardiac Care, Complex Care, Emergency and Urgent Care, Kidney Care, Long-Term Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Stroke Care and Surgical Care.

The transformation of healthcare service delivery across Niagara continues with planning underway to build an additional ultramodern hospital in South Niagara to provide accessible and quality healthcare to residents of the Southern Region. Niagara Health is positioned, by virtue of its geography and regionally distributed resources, to exemplify the best of regional capacity with local service delivery. Strong academic partnerships are a priority for Niagara Health as the organization builds on a robust relationship with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

The successful candidate may be a Clinician Educator or Research Educator and should be eligible for an academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. The prospective appointee with demonstrated capabilities in teaching, administration and/or clinical research are will be highly desirable. In addition, the successful candidate will hold a MD degree with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certification or equivalent in Geriatric Medicine and must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) in the Province of Ontario.

The Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University in Niagara, Ontario currently includes a collegial group of three Geriatricians along with Care of the Elderly affiliated physicians and clinicians.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirement the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements:

“Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada” or
“No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada”

Please apply online via the McMaster Faculty Careers website by clicking Apply Now below, directing your application to: Lorrie Reurink, Manager, Human Resources and Faculty Recruitment

Applications must include a current curriculum vitae, cover letter and description of geriatric interest as well as the names and addresses of three professional referees.

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

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