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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Temporary Hospitalist

The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC) is a 70-bed hospital that provides tertiary and quaternary specialized care and rehabilitation for patients with physical disabilities and provides inpatient, outpatient and outreach services for patients with amputations, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, chronic lung disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and communications disorders.

The University of Ottawa Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Partnership is looking for a dedicated family physician/internist to provide clinical services as a Most Responsible Physician (MRP) Hospitalist for TOHRC inpatient units for a maternity leave coverage from August 2021 – May 2022.

All billed services are retained by the provider. Visits are remunerated on a fee-for-service model under OHIP. This position does not require overhead costs.


Reporting directly to the Physiatrist–in-Chief, the Hospitalist will ensure the general medical care of inpatients admitted to TOHRC. The patient load is between 20-25 beds when at full capacity. Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Be available to treat patients from 8AM to 5PM weekdays
  • A daily internal cross coverage system is in place to allow physicians to do other clinical work or activities after their routine rounding during work weeks.
  • Admission history and physical - focus on medical aspects for care
  • Physical examinations
  • Ongoing general medical care;
  • Manage medical issues on patients on a daily basis
  • Discharge medication prescriptions and discharge summaries prepared day of discharge
  • Work closely with admitting Physiatrists and PM&R trainees on the unit
  • Consult Physiatrist on all patients admitted for Rehabilitation direction and care
  • Collaborate with Rehabilitation Team
  • Attend Interdisciplinary rounds
  • Attend Family Conferences
  • Day-time on-call availability to manage emergency medical situations
  • Provide additional coverage during other hospitalists’ vacation

TOHRC has a hospitalist model that covers Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm, 3 weeks on, 1 week off. A daily internal cross coverage system is in place to allow physicians to do other clinical work or activities after their routine rounding during work weeks.

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree
  • Appropriate Certificate in medical practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • Registration in good standing with the CMPA
  • License in Ontario (or be eligible for licensure)
  • Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset.
Job Benefits

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application including an up to date CV to:


Office of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre

Room 1104, 505 Smyth Rd,

Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M2


By Fax:   613-737-6877

Or by e-mail to: domcareers@toh.ca



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 applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; 
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; 
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; 
  • persons who identify as women; and 
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect; as a result, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our Department.


The Department of Medicine understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are encouraged to self-identify as such when applying. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Chair & Chief, Department of Medicine, at 613-737-8900. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

Employment Type
Full-time, Temporary
Beginning of employment
August 2021- May 2022
Job Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Date posted
May 26, 2021
Valid through
July 18, 2021
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Position: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Temporary Hospitalist

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