Physician - Palliative Care

The Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and The Department of Palliative Care at Bruyere Continuing Care are recruiting a full-time staff physician to attend on our inpatient consultation service, our outpatient clinics, and our Palliative Care Units.

Successful candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in Ontario; have relevant postgraduate training in palliative care and/or significant palliative care experience; be a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association; and be eligible for a University of Ottawa academic appointment at the rank of Lecturer or higher. Bilingualism is an asset. The Division is particularly keen to hire physicians with research training or a track record of obtaining peer reviewed research funding.

The Palliative Care service at the Ottawa Hospital includes 5 consultation teams, one inpatient palliative care unit, and two outpatient clinics spread across three different sites. Attending physicians generally rotate among services according to their preference and clinical need. Our service demands are increasing, and so we are looking for new physicians to add to our team.

The Palliative Care Unit at Bruyere Continuing Care is a 31-bed academic palliative care unit with three attending physicians at any one time. The Department of Palliative Care the Bruyere Continuing care is also

responsible for covering the Regional Palliative Care Team, a consultative service providing support to family physicians across the Champlain region who provide end-of-life care to patients at home.

The Ottawa Hospital and Bruyere Continuing Care are teaching hospitals, and all attending staff are expected to teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees. As a member of the Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, the Division of Palliative Care also has an academic mandate, and members are expected to contribute to fulfilling this mandate through a combination of education, research, and quality improvement.

Skills Required

The Division of Palliative Care includes more than 30 physicians, covering five hospitals and a large regional palliative care team, including more than 4000 new consultations per year, in a catchment area of 1.3 million people in Eastern Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut. Our research group is leading more than a dozen funded programs of research and accounted for more than 60 peer-reviewed publications in 2019.

The city of Ottawa provides a thriving multicultural and bilingual environment. Ottawa boasts numerous cultural activities as well as readily accessible sporting and natural resources, making it an ideal family and healthy living environment.

We acknowledge, with respect, that the work of the Department of Medicine takes place on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation.  The Department of Medicine is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. We actively encourage qualified applicants all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity. Please note, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Division Head as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements.

Job Benefits

The income for this position is derived from a variety of sources including but not limited to clinical billings (fee-for-service), salary support (AFP/APP) as well as honorariums/stipends. The remuneration package is anticipated to be in the range of $280,000-300,000 per year. Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.

Job Location
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Posting Date
June 14, 2021
Closing Date
July 1, 2021
Application Process

Applications sent to:

Dr. James Downar

Head, Division of Palliative Care

Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa

43 Bruyere St. Ste 268J, Ottawa, ON, K1N 5C8

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Salary Range
$280, 000-$300, 000 Per year
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