Medical Practitioners

Prehospital and Transport Medicine Fellowship

November 1, 2019

1 November, 2019

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Ontario

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Ornge

Ornge is accepting applications for a newly created Fellowship in Prehospital and Transport Medicine.  The new Fellowship is scheduled to commence on July 1, 2020.

Ornge, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, is Ontario’s provider of air ambulance and related services.  Established in 2006, Ornge is responsible for approximately 21,000 patient-related transports each year, serving a population of more than 13 million people across 1 million square kilometres.  With a fleet that includes airplanes, helicopters and land ambulances operating from 12 bases across the province, Ornge crews perform emergent and urgent inter-facility transports and emergent on-scene responses while supporting healthcare in remote communities across Ontario.  The Ornge team consists of paramedics, pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, communications officers, physicians, educators and support staff.

The Fellowship will provide a unique experience specifically focused in air medical and land critical care transport.   The Fellowship will include an immersive clinical experience in critical care transport in both an urban helicopter emergency medical services environment and fixed wing opportunities in resource-challenged settings in rural and remote locations throughout northern Ontario. The hospital-based experiences may also include trauma team leader experience at Canada’s busiest trauma centres in Toronto.

The successful applicant will be a member of a physician-paramedic team caring for some of the most severely ill and injured patients in Ontario.  The clinical care will take place in the transport environment and resource-challenged settings, with challenges not typically present in a traditional hospital setting. The Fellowship program will also provide the successful candidate with training and experience to work in Ornge’s Operations Control Centre as a member of the Ornge Transport Medicine Physician Team.

Successful candidates will have completed training in Emergency Medicine (CCFP (EM), or FRCPC), Anesthesia or Critical Care Medicine in a program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or Emergency Medicine (CCFP (EM)) in a program accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  The candidate must also be eligible to write the relevant certification examination. The candidate must be legally entitled to work in Canada, and hold an educational license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to practice medicine in Ontario.

The position will be provided a competitive annual salary by Ornge for the fellowship year.

The application deadline is February 15, 2020. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Bruce Sawadsky at bsawadsky@ornge.ca.

 

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