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Medical Doctor, National Manager: Join Our Team at DND!

Reference number: DND23J-124797-000023
Selection process number: 23-DND-EA-NAST-506074
National Defence - Canadian Forces Health Services Group
Ottawa (Ontario)
$213,694 to $234,146

For further information on the organization, please visit National Defence

Closing date: 9 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

📢 How does this work?

Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team! Let us know you’re interested! 👍 Click “Apply online."

Step 2: Tell us about you! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the process.

Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities, we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong to. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.


Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, approximately 68,000 Regular Force and 27,000 Reserve Force strong and spread across 28 bases and support units, receive the same standard of health care and publicly funded benefits and services that Canadians receive under provincial health care plans. This applies while they are in Canada or when deployed overseas. The vision of the Canadian Forces Health Services (CFHS) is to provide a “modern, integrated, effective and efficient health system that respects and understands the unique needs of those who serve.” The successful candidates will be key members of the CFHS strategic leadership team.

If you, as a talented physician leader, relate to this vision and see yourself contributing to the development of programs and services to keep our forces healthy for missions at home and abroad, please apply. If you, as a manager of health teams committed to service excellence, want to contribute in a meaningful way to DND’s service to Canada, please apply. If you, as a strategic thinker, can guide change to protect and promote primary and mental health of Canada’s fighting forces, please apply!

Work environment

Together, DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the largest and most complex organization in Canada. DND's role is to provide services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. DND and the CAF work side-by-side to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canada and Canadians and contribute to international peace, security and stability efforts.

What do we offer?

🍁 At DND we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn, progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to fill current and future vacancies within the Department of National Defence. If you wish to be considered for immediate vacancies, please apply before 22 September 2023.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

↪ Graduation with a medical degree from a recognized school of medicine.

Degree equivalency

↪ Eligibility for a licence to practice medicine in a province or territory of Canada.

↪ Experience as a senior clinician in a complex, interdisciplinary healthcare environment;
↪ Experience supervising an interdisciplinary health care team;
↪ Experience in human, financial and material resource management;
↪ Experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations to senior management (Senior management is defined as Director or Chief of department level and above);
↪ Experience working with Internet search engines as well as Microsoft suite applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc;

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
↪ Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC
↪ English Essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

↪ Uphold Integrity and respect
↪ Create Vision and Strategy
↪ Mobilize People
↪ Collaboration
↪ Promote Innovation and Guide Change
↪ Achieve Results
↪ Communication *

*Being able to communicate effectively is a skill that allows you to understand and be understood by others. These can include but are not limited to effectively communicating ideas to others and actively listening in conversations.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

↪ Certification in Project Management
↪ Certification in the medical specialty of addictions, recognized by a statutory licensing body in Canada

↪ Experience in the investigation and management of professional complaints related to the provision of health care;
↪ Experience in the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of an addiction medicine treatment program;
↪ Experience participating as a reviewer in a formal peer review process;
↪ Experience conducting medical literature reviews and producing review summaries;
↪ Experience serving on a Medical Advisory Committee, Credentialing Committee, or similar professional body within a health care environment;
↪ Experience working with military medical administration processes;
↪ Experience researching, developing & applying professional regulatory frameworks (legal & policy).

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. 🍁 We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of CAF members.

As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

↪ Willing and able to work variable hours;
↪ Willing and able to travel outside of immediate area on short notice;
↪ Willing and able to conduct public speaking as and when required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possess and maintain an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine from a provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

▶ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.
↪ Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications and competencies.

▶ Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications.

▶ Top-down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

✉ Gisèle Conway
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