Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in Toronto, Canada, a fully affiliated academic Health Sciences facility of the University of Toronto, is inviting applications for the Chief of Odette Cancer Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Regional Vice President, Toronto Central North, Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario). Effective start date is January 1, 2024, or as mutually agreed upon.
Sunnybrook has an ambitious vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. Sunnybrook’s Strategic Plan 2021-25 emphasizes the essential role that Sunnybrook plays, not only through its tertiary regional and provincial programs, but also supporting the community needs within the North Toronto Ontario Health Team (OHT). Our strategic plan identifies four strategic directions that include personalized and precise treatments; integrated and sustainable models of care across the health system; improving quality and creating a better care experience; and building high performing teams. To learn more about our strategic plan, please visit: https://sunnybrook.ca/content/?page=strategic-plan-2021-25&rr=strategicplan
The Odette Cancer Program is a regional cancer program, fully affiliated with both Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario), and the University of Toronto. It serves as the Regional Cancer Centre for Toronto Central North region offering complex, multi-disciplinary (surgical, medical and radiation oncology) regionalized care for breast, brain and spine, head and neck, lung, hepato-pancreatico-biliary, genito-urinary and gyne-oncological cancers, as well as rare tumours such as neuroendocrine tumours. We are also home to the Temerty Breast Centre and the Susan Leslie Clinic for Neuroendocrine Cancers. These services are offered in partnership with all Ontario regions, but particularly in the north-east Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The centre has also innovated with highly specialized radiation treatments including the Cancer Ablation Therapy program (CAT) that comprises Canada’s first MRI-LINAC, Canada’s only MRI-brachytherapy operating room, and a Gamma Knife ICON. Our Surgical Oncology program is a high quality and high volume program that has focused on health services research, clinical trials as well as innovative technological advances (example: Magnetic seed localization) Comprehensive general cancer care is also delivered with a priority to the local catchment area in the north Toronto community. Outpatient care is delivered through the Odette Cancer Centre. In 2022/23, the cancer program delivered over 40,000 systemic treatments, over 76,000 radiation treatments, and 3,000 complex cancer surgeries. A major focus of development over the next five years is to accelerate the growth of our personalized oncology program including expansion of our early phase clinical trial portfolio and development of cell-based therapies.
The Regional Vice President (RVP) plays an integral role in the coordination of cancer care across Ontario by acting in a dual role jointly accountable to the President & CEO of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and the President & CEO of Sunnybrook (or their assigned designates). A principle of this dual relationship is to be complementary, and therefore support provincial, regional, and organizational planning. Through leadership at Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and the Regional Cancer Program, the RVP is responsible for executing at the provincial and regional level the vision, mission, and goals of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) and of Sunnybrook. The RVP is responsible for championing and influencing system transformation to drive performance of the cancer system and the region.
As a premier academic health sciences centre, Sunnybrook is committed to high quality inter-professional education. It provides unique educational experiences for more than 4,000 trainees each year and is the home of one of the University’s four Academies for undergraduate medical education in addition to providing superb postgraduate and fellowship training in virtually all disciplines.
Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) is the research arm of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and has internationally acclaimed programs in basic and applied research. SRI scientists work to understand and prevent disease, and to develop treatments that enhance and extend life. Each year, SRI conducts about $100 million in research developing innovations in care for the more than 1.3 million patients. For more information about SRI, please visit www.sunnybrook.ca/research.
The Odette Cancer Program produces high quality research across platforms. Between 35-43 million dollars of grant funding is awarded annually to researchers, many with national and international reputations. Since 2014 the number of active clinical trials has risen with 400 clinical trials currently active and renewed infrastructure funding through 3 CTN (Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network).
Philanthropy is an essential enabler of our vision to Invent the Future of Health Care. The Chief of the Odette Cancer Program will work in closer partnership with the Sunnybrook Foundation to identify key philanthropic priorities, and to engage with potential donors to advance these priorities and make them a reality.
Candidates must hold an MD degree and have certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent qualifications), and will be qualified to hold a clinical full time academic appointment at the University of Toronto at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor in an appropriate clinical department. The successful candidate will be a transformational leader with outstanding interpersonal skills. The candidate will have the vision to advance integration with Sunnybrook strategic priorities as well as with the broader community; commitment to forging partnerships with other institutions, community agencies and our North Toronto OHT to support the development of integrated delivery systems; experience working in diverse populations; values inclusiveness, equity and diversity, and in nurturing an ethos of culturally-sensitive care; strong leadership capabilities, commitment to inter-professional and family integrated care, significant experience as an effective and generous mentor to trainees and faculty at all stages of their careers; a record of peer-reviewed research; leadership in undergraduate, postgraduate, fellowship, continuing medical education or patient education; and/or leadership in model service delivery as a creative professional academic activity
Estimated remuneration (combination of clinical earnings and administrative stipend) will be in the range of $500-700K/annum, commensurate with academic rank, qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2023, however, the position will remain open until filled or recruitment is closed. Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates must submit (1) letter of interest, (2) statement on contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) [300-words maximum], (3) up-to-date curriculum vitae and (4) names and contact information of three referees. Examples of contributions to EDI include faculty and/or leadership development initiatives; development of inclusive pedagogies; research, scholarship and/or teaching with a focus on underrepresented and historically marginalized communities; public engagement activities that reach out to marginalized communities; mentoring of students, staff and/or faculty from underrepresented groups.
Application package should be submitted to:
Don Lang, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Ms. Rajni Sandhu, Office of Medical Professional Practice, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room DG29, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada. Email: email@example.com
For more information about Sunnybrook, please visit our website at www.sunnybrook.ca
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto embrace Diversity and are building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto strive to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this on your Internal Application/Transfer Form.