Family Physician

ID# 007439

Somerset West CHC
219 Argyle Ave
Ottawa, ON

Job Posted
March 13, 2024
Posting Expires
June 11, 2024
Staff physician
Job Start Date
March 13, 2024
Job End Date
March 31, 2026
Application Closing Date
March 13, 2024
Manages Others
Degree Required
From $200 To $232
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

Job Posting
Position Title:    Family Physician
Job Type:       Term 0.8 FTE (4 days /week) Until March 31,2026
(possibility of extension based on funding) Salary Range:     $200,979 - $232,774 per year

Benefits:       HOOP Pension
Department:     Primary Health Care, Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) Reporting to:     
Director Primary Health Care
Deadline to Apply:  Until a suitable candidate is found. Start Date:      As soon as possible
Submit to:

We are Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC), a non-profit, community-governed organization 
that serves over 18,000 clients annually. Established in 1978, SWCHC provides a wide range of 
health care services such as primary health care, health promotion, community development, mental 
health, and harm reduction. We are deeply connected to the communities we serve and committed to 
removing barriers to accessing services for people who are vulnerable because of their age, income, 
ability, sexual orientation or gender identity, and language or culture.
SWCHC strives to ensure that our team reflects the communities we serve. We work within an 
anti-racist, anti-oppressive framework that acknowledges the existence and impacts of systemic 
racism and seeks to ensure that systems are fair and equitable for everyone.
About ONHC
The Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre (ONHC) is a proud program of the Somerset West Community Health 
Centre that provides healthcare, offers timely, coordinated and culturally appropriate health and 
social services to newcomers. Our approach to care is through a health equity lens with a focus on 
addressing the social determinants of health to improve the lives and wellbeing of our clients.
Position Description
Ottawa Newcomer Health Centre has been providing care in the community since 2010. Our mandate is 
to offer comprehensive, innovative regional programs that address people’s overall well-being. The 
provision of care has expanded and ONHC has been selected by Ontario Health as one of only four 
organizations across the province to initiate the establishment of a Specialized Clinical 
Transition Team for Refugees with Complex Needs. The core objective of this initiative is to 
enhance health outcomes by implementing culturally responsive, patient-centered interventions right 
within the heart of refugee communities. The aim is to ensure improved access to a range of 
healthcare services, focusing on key areas to improve access to healthcare services, including 
primary care, mental health and trauma counselling, pediatric care, immunization and infectious 
disease care, and women’s health care. A culturally responsive approach will
be utilized including access to interpretation services, and system navigation support.As part of this specialized team, the physician will have the opportunity to work within an 
team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychotherapists, community health workers, 
interpreters, and health promotion staff. The specialized team will medically stabilize clients and 
facilitate transfer of the client to the community and act as a clinical resource to primary care 
providers & organizations following transition.
This opportunity provides NO OVERHEAD COST to the physician and includes administrative staff 
support and access to electronic documentation through TELUS PS Suites. SWCHC offers the pension 
plan by HOOPP. We are looking for someone who has experience in and knowledge of immigrant and 
refugee health including a sound knowledge and understanding of the issues facing immigrants and 
refugees and the unique dynamics that exist within their various cultures.

Job Requirements
•  Family Physician licensed in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of 
Ontario and certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
•  Experience in primary care, including community health, hospital and/or family 
•  Experience/interest in working with a diverse interprofessional care.
•  Knowledge and understanding of the Community Health Centre model of health and 
•  Demonstrated understanding of the impact of the social determinants of health on people’s 
and well-being
•  Experience in managing mental health and trauma.
•  Commitment to the principles of health equity and inclusion.
•  Interest and desire to work with multicultural groups and newcomers (immigrants, refugees, and 
uninsured) with diverse health care experiences and needs.
•  Ability to provide service in French, Arabic and/or other languages an asset.
•  Ability to work flexible schedule (evening/weekend) if required (once per week)
If interested, please submit a cover letter and CV as one document to
**It is the policy of SWCHC to require COVID-19 immunization for all employees, volunteers, 
students, and contractors, including
those who work off-site with the following exceptions: Persons with a medical reason that prevents 
them from being vaccinated against COVID-19; Persons with other reasonable considerations pursuant 
to the Ontario Human Rights Code that restrict them from being vaccinated against Covid 19 
vaccination. **

Somerset West Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of 
individuals in our programs and services.

We welcome and encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and racialized communities, 
Two-Spirit, nonbinary, LGBTQ+ people; people with disabilities; and members of other equity seeking 
groups. Applicants are encouraged to share accessibility needs in the application process, and 
every attempt will be made to accommodate them.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we can neither confirm receipt of nor respond to inquiries 
regarding your application. Only
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Michelle Maynard
219 Argyle Ace
Ottawa ON

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