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Attending Physician, Houses of Providence

Unity Health Toronto – Providence Healthcare
Attending Physician, Houses of Providence
Scarborough, ON

Applications are invited for the position of Attending Physician in the Houses of Providence at Providence
Healthcare site of Unity Health Toronto. The anticipated start date is September 2024.

The Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence is home to 288 residents of various backgrounds,
perspectives and life experiences. With helping residents maintain a high quality of life our primary
focus, we strive to recognize and respect the privacy and independence of all residents. Located
conveniently across from Warden Subway station, on the Providence Healthcare campus, the
Houses of Providence is also close to a beautiful greenspace that allows trail access for cyclists.
We are a University of Toronto community affiliated teaching site.

The Department of Rehabilitative Care is currently seeking a dedicated, highly skilled long-term care
physician to provide compassionate, resident centred medical care as a member of the inter-professional care team in the Houses of Providence.


  • Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) certification
  • Care of the elderly designation an asset
  • Experience working in Long Term Care preferred
  • Must have an academic appointment at the University of Toronto as a Lecturer, Assistant,
    Associate or Full Professor
  • Strong knowledge, skills and experience in palliative care including goals of care
  • Experience in medical education, quality improvement and/or research an asset
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team

    Role responsibilities:
  • Most responsible physician for approximately seventy-two residents
  • Attendance at the Home bi-weekly in the provision of clinical care to assigned residents
  • Works effectively with members of the inter-disciplinary team including the Medical
    Director to ensure the highest level of care is provided to residents
  • Participation in department on-call schedule (approximately one half day per week of on-
    site coverage and 2nd on-call 3-4 weekends per year)
    • Provision of holistic, resident centred care in accordance with a resident’s values and wishes
  • Participation in Providence Healthcare and/or Unity Health Toronto committees including
    attendance at monthly Department of Rehabilitative Care meetings for medical staff
  • Teaching and supervision of medical learners
  • All physicians are expected to contribute to our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of
    the services we deliver. If not engaged in organizing quality improvement (QI) projects
    directly, all physicians are expected to contribute to QI by participating in QI projects
    whenever required

Full Job Description

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Dr. Ashley Verduyn
Chief and Vice President of Medical Affairs
Rm C210, Providence Healthcare
3276 St. Clair Ave. E.
Email: Ashley.verduyn@unityhealth.to
cc. tracy.pellerin@unityhealth.to

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