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Head of the Section of General Internal Medicine

University of Manitoba

Department of Internal Medicine Quality Chair
The Department of Internal Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
Position number: 28916
MSAS number: 2667

The Department of Internal Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, and Shared Health Manitoba invite applications for the position of Head of the Section of General Internal Medicine, one of 17 sections in the Department of Internal Medicine providing patient care, undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and research. The successful applicant, based at Health Sciences Centre, will also have a leading role in the health care delivery system of General Internal Medicine services in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

The 63 faculty members form a section that oversees the major in-patient and out-patient clinical care services at the three teaching hospitals in Winnipeg. Section physicians provide clinical attending services on 6 Clinical Teaching Units, in-patient Consult Services, and numerous ambulatory care clinics at Winnipeg’s tertiary care centres and acute care hospitals. The section includes a large research database which holds extensive information on 300,000 consecutive admissions to the General Internal Medicine and Critical Care units. The database is supported by data collection nurses, an industrial engineer, a database manager and a dedicated statistician.

Applicants with a proven track record in health systems research would also be considered for the Department’s endowed Chair in Health Services Design and Quality Improvement. This endowed chair was created to advance innovation in the function and design of medical services, with the aim to improving the effectiveness and safety of patient care.

The successful applicant will report to the Department Head of Internal Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead – Internal Medicine, Shared Health. The successful applicant will be an academic internist with proven leadership abilities, including a proven record of research, a demonstrated capacity to collaborate with related disciplines, and demonstrated clinical excellence. They must also have clinical and teaching skills to further the aims of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in general internal medicine. The applicant will have an important role in creating a research program by adding clinical research expertise and by enhancing existing clinical programs.

This is a geographical, full-time, contingent position, with a start date of July 1, 2021 or based on the successful candidate’s availability, for a term of 5 years, renewable upon favourable review. Salary and rank will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have senior specialty qualifications in General Internal Medicine in the country of current practice and must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. Certification in General Internal Medicine by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is preferred.

The University of Manitoba is a major research university located in the city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba and one of the most culturally diverse cities anywhere. More than 100 languages are represented, and Winnipeg is well known for its cultural achievements and flourishing arts scene. The city is home to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, symphony, opera, theatre, and ethnic festivals. Besides supporting professional hockey, football, and baseball teams, the region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. The Winnipeg housing market is one of the most favourable in Canada.

Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently under‐represented groups, and pursuant to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Policy I‐7, preference will be given to applicants who self‐identify as women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, as well as other historically underrepresented groups such as 2SLBGTQ+.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The position will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three references to:

Chair, GIM Head Search Committee
Department of Internal Medicine
Room GC425, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3A 1R9