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Strategic Advisor, Physician Wellness and Medical Culture

June 17 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Organizational Development, Personal Care, Wellness
Ottawa, ON

Location: Ottawa, ON

Business Unit: Physician Wellness and Medical Culture

Reports to: Senior Director, Physician Wellness and Medical Culture

Type: Permanent / Full Time

Overall job purpose:

The Strategic Advisor, Physician Wellness and Medical Culture (PW&MC) will provide strategic advice and subject matter expertise, develop recommendations and strategies, as well as scope and execute programs, policies, and frameworks to support initiatives and activities related to physician wellness and medical culture.

They will lead the execution of various PW&MC initiatives (e.g., CMA Wellness Support Line, CMA Enterprise funding related to PW&MC). They will also work with other CMA departments, to develop and maintain stakeholder and member relationships, and engagement strategies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic advice and content expertise to CMA senior management, elected representatives, and the CMA Enterprise with respect to physician wellness and medical culture.
  • Works closely with the CMA Enterprise Giving team and brings strategic subject matter expertise to projects related to PW&MC. This includes but is but not limited to the inquiry, application, approval, monitoring, supporting relationship management with funding stakeholders, and reporting phases. Also works closely with key enterprise teams who share/own responsibility to bring visibility to program measurement and results.
  • Supports the Senior Director, PW&MC with the Wellness Support Line. This includes contractor and stakeholder management, monthly tracking and reporting. Works closely with external consultant and CMA Insights & Analytics team to develop and maintain a robust evaluation framework.
  • Leads and facilitates a variety of projects across the team to support organizational goals and strategic initiatives, e.g., related to psychological health and safety; quality improvement and health systems change; organizational wellness; workplace and professional culture.
  • Maintains strategic relationships and seeks opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders on endeavours in physician health of mutual interest to the CMA.
  • Leads Working Groups created to guide the development and execution activities (e.g., new frameworks, policy, and advocacy work), including those involving external stakeholders and cross-functional teams within the CMA Enterprise.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of knowledge translation activities related to physician health initiatives of the CMA.
  • Represents PW&MC at different public events and activities: roundtables, kiosks, conventions, conferences, etc.

Key skills and competencies:

All positions have the following core competencies:

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Political acumen
  • Member/client/stakeholder focus
  • Results oriented

In addition to the competencies listed above, the following skills and traits are required:

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Content expertise in the area of physician wellness and medical culture, or related field
  • Project and program management experience
  • Demonstrated skills in managing committees and conferences, from administration to logistics
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple activities and to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while functioning in a team environment
  • Independent judgement and initiative
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Understanding of the medical profession culture
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
  • Position requires flexibility to work overtime and travel/attendance at meetings or events


  • University degree (Masters’ degree preferred)


  • 6-9 years of related professional experience.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer and will reasonably accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and hiring process. network