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Locum Part-Time Hospitalist Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Department of Medicine, Division of PMR at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Hospital is seeking a family physician or general internist to provide clinical services as a Locum Part-Time Hospitalist from May to December, 2023 at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Center (TOHRC).

TOHRC is a world-class Rehabilitation Center that provides care for a range of patients including Neurospinal, Brain Injury, Complex Orthopedic, Respiratory, Amputee, and Short-Term Rehabilitation patients.

The Hospitalist team includes 5 physicians providing care for this subacute population, covering approximately 67 beds. This part-time position is compatible with an outpatient practice or other clinical activities.

We are hiring one (1) locum position from May to December, 2023.

Practice Setting: • The Ottawa Hospital - General campus – The Rehabilitation Center • EPIC EMR – full training provided

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in clinical care involving different facets of Nephrology (e.g., CKD, AKI, hemodialysis) in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The individual will also have a general nephrology clinic at the Jindal Kidney Care Center. They will be expected to participate in the nephrology evening dialysis and on-call rotation on a regular basis.

It is expected that they will actively participate in the teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students. Clinical time commitment will depend on research and education career goals.

This position works under the general direction of the Head of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the Ottawa Hospital/University of Ottawa.

Skills Required

The Ideal Hospitalist candidate will:

• Strive for excellent patient care

• Possess great interdisciplinary collaboration skills

• Be either Family Medicine (CCFP) or Internal Medicine (FRCPC) trained

• Have acute or subacute hospitalist experience

• Have excellent English language communication skills; French would be an asset

• Possess an independent license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)

• Be registered in good standing with the CMPA Work Expectations:

• Part-time workload approximately 8-16 subacute patients (about a half-day of work)

• Round daily Monday to Friday

• Rotation is 3 weeks on, 1 week off

• No evening, on-call, weekend, or holiday coverage required

Job Benefits

• Fee-For-Service Billings (Hospitalist is billing as MRP with acute care “C” codes)

• No overhead cost, all billed services retained by the provider Interested

The Ottawa Hospital is a 1150 bed tertiary-care hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec at four inpatient sites (Civic, General, Heart Institute, and the Rehabilitation Centre) and one ambulatory centre (Riverside).  There are approximately 50,000 inpatient admissions, 160,000 emergency visits and over one million outpatient visits annually.

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is TOH’s research arm. It ranks fourth out of more than 600 Canadian hospitals for competitive, peer-reviewed grants from the prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research. OHRI houses over 2,200 researchers, publishing more than 2,000 studies yearly, with hundreds being high impact publications (top 10% or citations) and places 5th overall in Canada for research funding.

The Department of Medicine is a research-intensive Department. Members currently hold 28 University Research Chairs. The Department receives approximately $60 million per year in external research funding and members publish approximately 1200 peer-reviewed publications annually.

The Faculty of Medicine is a nationally recognized leader, ranked among Canada’s top-tier medical faculties. The Faculty ranks 3rd in Canada for research intensity in Medicine/Science (Maclean’s) and 4th in Canada for citations (2022 THE rankings). The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world and the first and largest bilingual medical school in Canada. The Faculty of Medicine has a long history of conducting the highest quality basic and clinical research, in close partnership with affiliated hospitals and research institutes. The Web of Science recently published a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world, where seven out of eight researchers identified from the uOttawa are from the Faculty of Medicine. Together, these remarkable achievements are a strong testament to the competitiveness and excellence of our Faculty.

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.

Approximate Start Date
May 2023 through December 2023
Job Location
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario , K1Y 4W7
Salary Range
$TBD-$TBD Per year
Posting Date
November 24, 2022
Closing Date
December 31, 2022
Application Process

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

Dr. Emily Pranger

Via Crystal Adam

The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our work environment. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. We encourage qualified applicants from all groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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