Admitting Pediatrician

Admitting Pediatrician Division of Pediatric Medicine. One-year contract. Two positions.

The Department of Pediatrics at CHEO, University of Ottawa is recruiting a full time and part time General Pediatrician in an Admitting Pediatrician role within the Division of Pediatric Medicine.

The Department of Pediatrics is affiliated with CHEO, the CHEO Research Institute and the University of Ottawa. Together, we provide outstanding patient care, leading research, and quality pediatric medical education. The Department of Pediatrics provides health care to newborns, children and youth of the Ottawa area, as well as those from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario (population of approximately 1.8 million). The Department of Pediatrics has 18 distinct divisions, which includes Pediatric Medicine.

The Division of Pediatric Medicine is recruiting a General Pediatrician in an Admitting Pediatrician role to provide care for medical patients admitted through the Emergency Department. Responsibilities include rounding on and managing care for admitted patients until they are transferred to the inpatient medical unit; as well as other clinical needs to optimize patient flow and support the inpatient units where appropriate. This role is integrated in the pediatric medicine division and offers other opportunities. As CHEO is a teaching hospital, the supervision and teaching of physician learners is an important part of this role. Work hours will be a combination of weekday and weekend coverage, with no overnight call.

CHEO's inpatient medical units admit a large breadth and volume of pediatric patients throughout the year. Encountered conditions are widely varied, including children with medical complexity, as well as those with common pediatric illnesses. There are approximately 3000 admissions and 16,000 patient days annually on the CTU, representing approximately 40% of the total inpatient hospital activity. CHEO has representation in all pediatric subspecialties.

The successful candidate will have extensive opportunity to develop clinical skills in pediatric hospital medicine, in particular, in caring for the acutely unwell and often undifferentiated child.

Ottawa is Canada's capital city, arguably the most livable, affordable, vibrant and green G-7 capital in the world. Ottawa provides an outstanding quality of life. It blends the cultural diversity and vibrancy as the capital city with the warmth and atmoshpere of a smaller community. Ottawa possesses numerous national museum, renounced cultural institutions, festivals, passionate sports entertainment, and an excellent restaurant scene. Extensive natural areas, including the Ottawa River Parkway and Gatineau Park, support an active and healthy lifestyle.

The University of Ottawa is Canada's largest bilingual institution of higher learning and research. The Faculty of Medicine offers a wide range of competitive educational and research programs in a dynamic learning environment with state-of-the art facilities. The Faculty is recognized as a national leader in medical education and ranks among the top faculties of medicine worldwide for research intensity and impact.

CHEO strives to create the best life possible for our staff, medical staff and learners. We are committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and indigeneity within our organization and the broader community.

Dedicated to the best life for every child and youth, CHEO is a global leader in pediatric health care and research and the CHEO Research Institute is the fastest growing RI in Canada. And we are expanding our pediatric health and research centre with a brand-new state-of-the art integrated children's treatment centre, slated for fall of 2026.

With sustainability as a driving force, CHEO is an organization that is Growing 4 Good. We use the most current technologies and innovative practices. CHEO was recently recognized as a Stage 7 healthcare organization utilizing full Electronic Health Record functionality to enable high quality care, functionality, and integration with outside organizations.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an application using the following URL:

CHEO and the Department of Pediatrics are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from individuals, including Indigenous peoples, those who identify as LGBTQ2S+, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you require an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please contact the Department of Pediatric Associates at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential and will be handled in compliance with the Access1b11ity for Ontarians with _ Disabilities Act.