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full time Psychiatry at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Ottawa, Ontario
Job ID: 16020

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group is a 628-bed, academic health science centre, providing leadership in clinical, educational and research activities in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

The Royal is seeking a Forensic Psychiatrist candidate for the position of Psychiatrist in the Integrated Forensic Program (IFP) at the Forensic Treatment Unit located at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. The IFP is a world-renowned Forensic Program. The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre is composed of a 2 site facility located in Eastern Ontario and is comprised of: • A 190-bed state-of-the-art mental health facility and one 96-bed facility (32 recovery beds and 64 long-term care beds) located in Ottawa, and; • The Brockville Mental Health Centre which is a specialized mental health facility located in Brockville, has 161 inpatient beds (61 Forensic Treatment Unit, 100 Secure Treatment Unit) and 183 beds in the community (Homes for Special Care);

This position is responsible for providing psychiatric/medical evaluation, diagnosis and medication management services to our inpatient and outpatient clients, ensuring compliance with program standards, contracts, policies, procedures and guidelines. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Forensic Psychiatrist to work full time and support the Forensic Treatment Unit. The ideal Psychiatrist will be excited and motivated by the opportunity to work in a program that emphasizes integrated healthcare.

The successful candidate will possess: • At least 3 to 5 years of clinical experience in forensic mental health • Their Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty certification or are expected to receive certification within 3 years • Current CPSO licensure and CMPA • Demonstrated medical/clinical leadership skills, a completed working knowledge of psychopharmacology and experience in mental health service delivery to a broad-based individual and multi-cultural patient population • Effective verbal and written communication skills. • Bilingualism preferred.

The successful candidate should: • Be comfortable with multidisciplinary teamwork in both clinical and administrative settings. • Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make decisions. • Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.

Anticipated Start Date: as soon as possible

To receive a copy of the complete role description and/or to apply directly for this position, please send your CV and letter of interest to:

Dr. Rajiv Bhatla, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff c/o Debra Munroe, Physician Administration Manager at:
Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Psychiatrist - Integrated Forensic Program
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Fee for Service 
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group 
Street Address 1
1145 Carling Avenue 
Street Address 2
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
K1Z 7K4 
Institution Description
Mental Health Care Hospital located in both Ottawa and Brockville Ontario. 
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Ms. Debra Munroe 
613-722-6521 x 6937 
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Published on 2018-11-29
Edited on 2022-06-15