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Medical Advisor

Anesthesia and Pain Management

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Recruitment: #19-34
Status: Part-time permanent (3 days per week, 2 of which must be on-site at the CPSO’s Toronto office)

This position will be of interest to a physician who values the public interest through professionally-led regulation.  As a Medical Advisor, you will work to enhance quality of care and patient safety through physician assessment and education, policy development and collegial interaction. The work takes place in a supportive, dynamic, team-based environment.

Medical Advisors act as a resource and provide advice to College staff and Committees. Their role is to advance and improve patient care by applying their clinical knowledge and skills, expertise in educating and guidance, and high standards of professionalism to member-specific issues. This includes but is not limited to physician queries, investigations, quality improvement and quality assurance, assessments and application for independent practice certificates. Medical Advisors also assist on assignments and special projects designed to build and maintain public trust in the medical profession.

Specifically, and reporting to the Chief Medical Advisor, the Medical Advisors:

  • Work within the College’s Committee structure and legislative requirements, providing advice to staff and statutory committees for member-specific cases and policy/program discussions
  • Advise the Management Team and other staff on issues
  • Provide College Committees with clinical input and advice on member-specific matters
  • Contribute to policy development and program design and delivery
  • Review key clinical documents that are relevant to member specific issues
  • Develop individualized educational plans for members
  • Provide clinical advice on certain projects and lead others
  • Serve as a College representative on approved external committees and projects
  • Support outreach efforts by meeting and speaking with or presenting to groups of physicians and others, communicating College positions about a variety of College issues and policies
  • Liaise with other bodies as required such as RCPSC, CFPC, OMA, CMA or others
  • Provide the College’s Advisory Service Department with assistance in reviewing issues and responding to queries from members and the public.


  • Seven years’ experience in Anesthesia with specific experience in chronic pain management
  • Eligible for an independent certificate of registration in Ontario
  • Have a broad understanding of medicine in general through clinical practice, teaching and/or leadership of medical programs
  • Experience in quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives in health care
  • Ability to complete projects, and meet challenging targets and timelines
  • Understand the health care system, the medical education system and medical governance within different kinds of facilities
  • Understand and uphold the competencies outlined in the CanMEDS Framework
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

Highly desirable:

  • Certification in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Experience managing substance abuse disorders, particularly as it relates to pain management
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a health care organization or academic environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with physician assessment, education, continuing professional development, and adult education principles
  • Experience in teaching, mentoring and/or coaching and/or peer assessment
  • Strong networks with medical and health care organizations
  • Good understanding of the mandate of the CPSO, RHPA, Medicine Act and professional expectations of practicing physicians

Application Procedure

Applicants are to submit a covering letter describing their interest in this position, and a CV not to exceed 5 pages by Friday, September 20th at 5 p.m. Please email your resume to [email protected].

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.