Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario-Department of Pediatrics

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  • Practice or Institution Name Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • City Ottawa

The Department of Pediatrics at CHEO, University of Ottawa is recruiting family medicine physicians starting in January 2024.

The Department of Pediatrics is affiliated with CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa. The Department of Pediatrics provides health care to newborns, children and youth of the Ottawa area, as well as those from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario (population of approximately 1.8 million).  There are approximately 3000 admissions annually. Encountered conditions are widely varied, including children with medical complexity, as well as those with common pediatric illnesses.

The Division of Pediatric Medicine is recruiting family medicine physicians to staff their Streamlined Care Team (SCT). Candidates are expected to provide Most Responsible Physician (MRP) care for inpatients with expected short stay or non-complex medical conditions There is an opportunity to engage in medical education, focusing on supervising family medicine residents, and medical students. On-service duties are Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.  There is no weekend or after-hour care expected, as this will be covered by the pediatric team. We are requesting availability of approximately 1 in 4 weeks, but flexible arrangements are available. Compensation is through a weekly stipend.

Onboarding education surrounding the management of common pediatric conditions is provided, with mentorship available for FM hospitalists. EPIC-EMR full training will be provided.

Preferred candidates will possess great interdisciplinary collaboration skills. Must be Family Medicine (CCFP) trained, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified (or equivalent), and ideally have hospitalist experience. English language fluency required, French fluency an advantage. Must possess independent licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO), and be in good standing with the CMPA.

Ottawa is Canada’s capital city, arguably the most livable, affordable, vibrant and green G-7 capital in the world. Ottawa provides an outstanding quality of life. It blends the cultural diversity and vibrancy as the capital city with the warmth and atmosphere of a smaller community. Ottawa possesses numerous national museum, renounced cultural institutions, festivals, passionate sports entertainment, and an excellent restaurant scene. Extensive natural areas, including the Ottawa River Parkway and Gatineau Park, support an active and healthy lifestyle.

The University of Ottawa is Canada’s largest bilingual institution of higher learning and research. The Faculty of Medicine offers a wide range of competitive educational and research programs in a dynamic learning environment with state-of-the art facilities. The Faculty is recognized as a national leader in medical education and ranks among the top faculties of medicine worldwide for research intensity and impact.

CHEO strives to create the best life possible for our staff, medical staff and learners. We are committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and indigeneity within our organization and the broader community.

Dedicated to the best life for every child and youth, CHEO is a global leader in pediatric health care and research and the CHEO Research Institute is the fastest growing RI in Canada. And we are expanding our pediatric health and research centre with a brand-new state-of-the art integrated children’s treatment centre, slated for fall of 2026.

With sustainability as a driving force, CHEO is an organization that is Growing 4 Good. We use the most current technologies and innovative practices. CHEO was recently recognized as a Stage 7 healthcare organization utilizing full Electronic Health Record functionality to enable high quality care, functionality, and integration with outside organizations.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application using the following URL:

CHEO and the Department of Pediatrics are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from individuals, including Indigenous peoples, those who identify as LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the Department of Pediatric Associates at [email protected]. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential and will be handled in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


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