The Royal Mental Health Centre
Ottawa, Ontario
1m ago

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose : to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.

This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.


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 Ottawa Health Care Group (ROHCG), a fully affiliated teaching site for the University of Ottawa, is seeking a full-time psychiatrist.

This academic center provides clinical service, teaching and research opportunities.

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center is seeking to recruit a psychiatrist with exemplary credentials, and a demonstrated proficiency in working collegially and respectfully within medical and multidisciplinary teams.

There is opportunity for active teaching and research, and the anticipation of participation in the administrative functioning of the hospital, either through committee work or leadership opportunities.

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);
  • Two satellite facilities, one in Arnprior and one in Kingston for the Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) Program. These facilities provide care for clients of Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) and eligible members of the Canadian Forces (CF) and RCMP who have an OSI, and to their families.
  • 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 Psychiatrist to work full time and support the organization. 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 :

  • 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 :

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