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full time Psychiatry at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Brockville/Ottawa, Ontario
Job ID: 8176

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG) provides specialized mental health services to the population of eastern Ontario. We have a full range of specialized mental health services delivering specialized mental health care (tertiary level) for people living with serious and persistent mental illness, complex diagnoses and/or severe behavioral problems. We are selectively recruiting physicians to supplement our current team of over 180 physicians. ROHCG is dedicated to exploring new approaches to mental health treatment through leading edge research and education.
The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group offers a variety of specialized mental health treatment services, including the following programs:
• Anxiety Disorders
• Community Mental Health Program
• Integrated Forensic Program
• Geriatric Program
• Central Intake/Triage
• Mood Disorders
• Schizophrenia
• Women’s Mental Health
• Sleep Disorders
• Substance Use & Concurrent Disorders
• Youth Program
• Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic (partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada)

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre is a teaching hospital of the University of Ottawa and is networked with Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario). We are interested in Physicians (permanent) who will pursue a university faculty appointment and participate in academic activities within a strong regional community hospital setting and who support Schedule 1 inpatient services at various hospital outpatient programs and services.

Province / State
Employment Type
full time
Psychiatrist (permanent): The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Ottawa, Ontario
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Primarily fee for service (Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP)) $350k to $400k based on a 40 hour work week and full patient load
Billing / Overhead Split
Vacation / CME Leave
Additional Benefits
Language Requirements: English 
Qualification Requirements
FRCP(C) eligible and Eligibility for Ontario Licence and billing number 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group 
Street Address 1
1809 Oxford Avenue (Brockville) K6V 5W7 
Street Address 2
1145 Carling Avenue (Ottawa) K1Z 7K4 
City / Town
Postal / Zip Code
Institution Description
The ROHCG consists of:
1) The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (Ottawa Ontario): One 190-bed state-of-the-art mental health facility and one 96-bed facility (32 recovery beds and 64 long term care beds). The Royal is the first hospital in Canada to open under P3/AFP concept in 2006.
2) The Brockville Mental Health Centre (Brockville Ontario): A specialized psychiatric facility with 161 inpatient beds (61 Forensic, 100 Secure Treatment Unit) and 183 beds in the community – Homes for Special Care
3) The University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research: Multidisciplinary research programs that investigate the biological and psychological factors contributing to mental illness and innovative treatments.
4) The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health: Fundraising organization that supports mental health research, capital projects and equipment purchases.
Institution Size (Beds)
Institution Website
Community Description
The City of Brockville is proud to be a World Designated Safe Community situated in the world famous 1000 Islands Tourism Region. Our city waterfront area offers many parks and walking paths for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to Brockville. People from all over the world have come to the city and remarked how beautiful and fortunate we are to have such a wonderful city and waterfront area.

In a community of approximately 22,000 people, we are a city with a hometown atmosphere. The city offers lots of amenities found in larger suburban places without the chaos of traffic and waiting in lineups. The city works hard to maintain the heritage atmosphere found in the downtown area while keeping up on growth and competition throughout the other parts of the city.

•Brockville is almost midway between Toronto and Montreal and less than one hour from the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa and on the banks of the St. Lawrence River Island Seaway system
•Two international bridges border the community with access to the U.S. markets via New York State
•One days trucking to a market of 150 million (+) persons
•Situated on both the CN/CP rail lines
•Deep sea water port 12 miles east of Brockville
•Ottawa International Airport approximately 50 minutes from the business park, Ogdensburg, NY international airport is 25 minutes away and two other international airports within 2 hours in Montreal and Syracuse N.Y.
•Local Airport offering commercial jet capacity.
Community Size
Community Website
Geographic location may be approximate
Contact for Applicants
Contact Name
Dr. Raj Bhatla, Psychiatrist-in-Chief 
Contact Address
contact #2:
Kim Suatac
Physician Administration Manager  
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Published on 2014-05-21
Edited on 2018-06-20