Family Physician - Permanent 0.8 FTE

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Somerset West CHC
30 Rosemount Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P4

Job Posted
March 13, 2024
Posting Expires
June 11, 2024
Staff physician
Job Start Date
April 15, 2024
Application Closing Date
March 13, 2024
Manages Others
Degree Required
From $200 To $232
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Permanent part-time

Job Description

Job Posting

Position Title:    Family Physician

Job Type:       Permanent 0.8 FTE Start Date: April 15,2024 Salary Range:     $200,979.20 - 


Per annum plus on call stipend

Benefits:        Generous leave entitlements and HOOP Pension Department:     Primary Health Care

Reporting to:     Director Primary Health Care

Application Deadline: March 15,2024 or until a suitable candidate is found. Submit to:

About us:

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.

Position Description

Somerset West Community Health Centre (SWCHC) has been providing primary health care and social 

services for more than 40 years. The Centre’s mandate is to offer comprehensive, innovative 

community- based programs and regional programs that address people’s overall well-being. We work 

within an anti- racism, anti-oppression framework that acknowledges systemic racism exists and 

seeks to ensure that systems are fair and equitable for everyone.

The Physician provides comprehensive primary care to SWCHC clients during acute and chronic illness 

and participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and 

services for individuals, families, and the community. The physician works within an 

interprofessional team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians, 

physician assistant, community health workers and health promotion staff. This opportunity provides 

NO OVERHEAD COST to the physician and are supported with administrative staff and access to 

electronic documentation through TELUS PS Suites. SWCHC offers and excellent benefits package, paid 

time off and HOOP pension plan.

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. SWCHC offers a wide range of Harm 


services and requires a physician who is familiar with and supports a Harm Reduction approach.

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 mental health, addictions medicine and harm reduction.
• Commitment to the principles of health equity and inclusion.
• Ability to work with multicultural groups and newcomers (immigrants, refugees, and uninsured)
with diverse health care experiences and need.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral, communication skills when interacting with clients,
staff, community members.
• Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal).
• Ability to provide service in French, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Arabic and/or other languages an
• Familiarity with PS Suites strongly preferred.
• Ability to work one evening per week.
• Available for evening and weekend on-call

If interested, please submit a cover letter and CV as one document to by March 15th, 2024, or until a suitable candidate is found.

**It is the policy of SWCHC to require COVID-19 immunization for all employees, volunteers, and
students, 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
deserving communities. 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
ndidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Michelle Maynard
55 Eccles Street
Ottawa ON K1R 6S3

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