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December 14, 2021: Community Geriatrician – Niagara Campus

RGP Central and Niagara Health, in affiliation with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University are inviting applications for a full-time community-based geriatrician.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the staff at Niagara Health and will be eligible for a part time faculty appointment within the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University at a rank commensurate with their experience and expected academic contributions.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the clinical, academic, and research missions of Niagara Health and the Division of Geriatric Medicine.  

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.

Applicants with demonstrated capabilities in teaching, administration and/or clinical research 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”

Expressions of interest should include:

  • A curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • Description of training and geriatric interest
  • Names and contact information of three professional referees; letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at later stages of the search process.

Applications should be addressed to:

Amy Etherington, Recruitment and Executive Assistant, Niagara Health System Amy.Etherington@niagarahealth.on.ca

Dr. Joye St. Onge, Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University tongej@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou, Chair, Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) Central papaioannou@hhsc.ca