Company Name:

Four Corners Group


Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted:

July 4, 2018

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Applications are invited for the position of Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine



As the current Chief Emergency Medicine is completing his two 5-year terms, applicants are invited to Position of Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). 


HHS and the Department seeks an outstanding individual with proven administrative experience and strong leadership skills. Attributes of the individual include superior interpersonal skills, innovation, consensus building, being an exceptional communicator and a strong interest in leading quality improvement. Having a natural ability to coach, mentor and support the development of others are traits that will foster a positive work environment.  Duties as Chief include all facets of administration, as well as graduate and undergraduate instruction and teaching in a hospital setting.  


The Chief must demonstrate excellence in patient care, promote teaching in the multiple relevant disciplines, and encourage and support basic and clinical research.  The Chief reports to the Executive Vice President and is responsible to the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors for quality of care. In addition, the role is expected to foster an academic environment in collaboration with McMaster University.


Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven hospitals and a cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central south and central west Ontario.  With more than 900 beds in operation, 51,919 annual inpatient visits, 27,697 OR cases, 617,559 ambulatory care visits, and 13,273 employees, Hamilton Health Sciences offers an exciting and challenging work environment.  Through our affiliation with McMaster University and partnerships with many health care providers and community agencies, Hamilton Health Sciences is at the forefront of innovation and excellence in care, service and research.  Hamilton Health Sciences was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers of 2010.  For more information about Hamilton Health Sciences, visit


The Chief supports three full-service Emergency Departments (Juravinski, Hamilton General and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital) and the Urgent Care Centre (UCC), and collaborates with both the McMaster Children’s Hospital (a separate ED physician group).  The Emergency Departments at the Hamilton General and Juravinski experience 48,000 and 41,000 annual visits respectively, with the UCC’s annual volumes of 30,000.  The other sites of HHS include St. Peter’s Hospital, and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. 


Prospective candidates must possess or be eligible for Ontario licensure, and hold Royal College Certification (FRCPC) in Emergency Medicine or hold CCFP(EM) designation and/or Certificate of Added Competence in Emergency Medicine – CFPC  (CAC-EM) or equivalent 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.


Interested applicants should contact:


Pam Colquhoun


Four Corners Group

18 York Street, Suite 430

Toronto  ON  M5J 2T8

Telephone:       416.593.0900  Ext 2070



Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff/physician safety, whereby everyone is guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners. 

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. 

We would like to thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Deadline date for receipt of applications is July 31st, 2018


A teaching hospital affiliated with the Faculty Health Sciences, McMaster University (Department of Medicine and Department of Family Medicine)



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