Medical Officer
Department of National Defense
Ottawa, CA
14h ago


Medical Officers provide primary health care services for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, whether at a Canadian Forces Health Services Clinic or overseas in support of peace support, combat or humanitarian missions.

The primary responsibilities of a Medical Officer are to :

  • Lead a clinical team of highly trained professionals;
  • Promote health protection and education;
  • Provide primary health care;
  • Promote occupational health and safety;
  • Provide medical support to operations; and
  • Practice environmental medicine, including aviation and hyperbaric medicine (following additional training).
  • Work environment

    Medical Officers may serve anywhere that CAF members are based. They work in fully equipped medical clinics, whether at a base or garrison, or in a temporary clinic while supporting operations.

    Their first four years following training is usually spent working in one location, within Canada. Office space and support services are provided by the CAF.

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