Head, Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital, Department Chief, Bruyère Continuing Care

$300,000- $400,000
Competition No.:
Posting Date:
January 21, 2017
Closing Date:
Friday 30 June, 2017
Start Date:

* Applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM EST on the closing date (Friday 30 June, 2017)

Skills Required:

The successful candidate will have the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team at multiple sites, demonstrate academic and clinical leadership experience as well as strong organizational skills. The successful applicant must be licensed to practice medicine in Ontario and hold (or is eligible for) certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; be a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. Additional formal training in Palliative Care is strongly preferred.

 The successful candidate should demonstrate academic success in leading research programs and developing junior faculty and as well clinical leadership. The successful candidate must hold a University rank of Associate Professor or higher and must hold or be eligible for licensure. Bilingualism is an asset.

Job Duties:

The successful applicant is accountable to the Chair/Chief of the Department in fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of the Department, the Hospital(s) and the Faculty, in particular as they relate to the Division.

The Division Head/Chief holds a joint appointment as the Head of the Division (academics) and the Chief of the Division (clinical services).

The Division Head/Chief of the Division is part of the leadership team of the Department of Medicine.  As such, the Division Head/Chief will work with hospital(s) and faculty leadership.  Although this is a clinical role, there will be administrative responsibilities and opportunity for research activities.

Additional Details:

The Ottawa Hospital has the distinction of being the Capital’s primary health services provider covering a Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) of hospitals and care providers spanning over 20,000 km2.  The Division of Palliative Care is a Division within the Department of Medicine partnered with the University of Ottawa, The Ottawa Hospital and Bruyère Continuing Care.

Our physicians provide supportive and palliative care services to a 31-bed palliative care unit, consultation teams in acute care hospitals, outpatient cancer centre clinics, and a regional community-based consultation team. The Division has productive education and research programs. We are active in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Faculty of Medicine.

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.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

Terms of Employment:

The position of Division Head/Chief is a five-year term appointment with the possibility of reappointment for an additional five-year term.

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. As a result, advertised salary is an estimate.  Health and welfare benefits including extended health, dental and disability insurance as well as life insurance are offered to full-time physicians.

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


Dr. Phil Wells

Chair and Head, Department of Medicine

The Ottawa Hospital (General Campus)

501 Smyth Road, Box 206

Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

Email: pwells@ottawahospital.on.ca