Physicians Opportunities

About working at Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC):

Headwaters Health Care Centre is located in the Headwaters tourist region, less than one hour from Pearson International Airport. This area is known for its beauty and recreational opportunities. It is located 30 minutes from Brampton, Ontario, 45 minutes from Mississauga, Ontario and an hour from Toronto, Ontario. Please click here or visit for information about the area.

Support for physicians locating in Dufferin-Caledon is readily available through a modern, technologically advanced hospital, a collegial and mentoring medical community, and a family practice clinic and a Medical Specialist Clinic.

The medical community associated with Headwaters Health Care Centre includes: 26 Family Physicians; 15 Emergency Medicine practitioners; 8 Internists, 2 Paediatricians, 3 Obstetricians; 4 General Surgeons; 6 Anaesthetists; 4 Radiologists; 1 Ophthalmologist; and visiting consulting specialists providing services in endocrinology, neurology, nephrology, orthopaedics, and urology.

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Current Opportunities:

Chief of Emergency Medicine (1 Day/Week)
Chief of Emergency Medicine

Job Summary:
Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is searching for an experienced, quality driven Chief of Emergency Medicine to lead a dynamic team of physicians and a high-functioning Emergency Department (ED).

Building on our successes through Pay for Results / Performance (P4R) efforts, the ED Chief is an inspiring and motivated leader who will spearhead and drive Headwaters’ ongoing efforts to improve patient experience and flow through both the department, and hospital as a whole. The ED Chief must also be able to thoughtfully and strategically engage with various stakeholders throughout the hospital, including front line staff, physicians and executive leadership, while supporting a high-performing ED through new initiatives, and quality improvement.

In this role, the ED Chief is required to commit to one-day per week for administrative functions, while also working as an engaged and collaborative member of the physician team with a minimum of four ED shifts per month. As the leader of the ED, the Chief will also represent their staff by serving as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee, Clinical Leadership Team, and ED Program Committee. Other administrative duties include chairing departmental physician meetings, scheduling, and involvement in performance evaluation. Administrative support will be provided.

  • Minimum 5 years Emergency Department experience. No EM year is required.
  • Current registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to lead through change
  • ACLS and ATLS are required
In coming to Headwaters, the ED Chief will join a collegial department known for their creativity, collaboration, and remarkable care. Over the last five years, the ED team has seen many successes and accolades, and is noted for maintaining some of the lowest wait times in the Province. In this role, the Chief will be challenged to grow as a leader, while encouraged and supported to thrive and achieve. A supportive environment of physicians and nurses, Headwaters believes in fostering an innovative, collaborative and inspired workplace that enables clinicians to do their best work, so that patients can receive the best care.

Remuneration is competitive and reflective of the responsibilities within the department. Financial support for CME will also be provided with opportunities for further leadership development.

About our Emergency Department and Headwaters Health Care Centre
Headwaters Health Care Centre is a medium-sized acute and complex continuing care facility located in the vibrant community of Orangeville, Ontario: a 30-minute drive north of Brampton, and 45 minutes from Toronto, Newmarket & Guelph. An 80-bed hospital, Headwaters opened in 1997 and is currently undergoing a major expansion and renovation project to support the rapidly-growing catchment area of 135,000 residents.

Headwaters’ Emergency Department is a fast-paced, team environment, with more than 40,000 ED visits per year, or approximately 130 visits per day. The hospital has been one of the early pay for performance EDs, and has excelled year-over-year with some of the lowest ED wait times in the Province. Our ED is divided into two sections: an acute area with 10 beds, and a Rapid Assessment Zone with five rooms and three reclining chairs. The ED is staffed with double coverage during the day and solo coverage on overnights, having moved to a six-doctor day format in 2015.

We are well supported by local specialists including: ENT, Ophthalmology, Ortho, Plastics, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obs/Gyn & Anaesthesia. Our DI department was the first fully digital diagnostics department in North America, and we have excellent coverage for US and CT. RT is available in house 24/7.

Our patients are of varied acuity and complexity. We see many trauma patients in our institution and are well supported by Criticall in transferring patients to Sunnybrook and St. Michael’s. We also have a number of other strong clinical partnerships, which include William Osler Health System in Brampton/Etobicoke, and Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket to support with cardiac treatment and care.
Job Summary:
Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is searching for an experienced, quality driven Chief of Emergency Medicine to lead a dynamic team of physicians and a high-functioning Emergency Department (ED).
To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your CV and cover letter to 
Department Overviews:

Six physicians currently cover the anaesthetic needs of the hospital.

Diagnostic Radiology
Four full-time radiologists currently provide Diagnostic Imaging services at Headwaters. The services include a broad range of imaging services in a fully digitalized Diagnostic Imaging Department including a CT Scanner, ultrasound, x-ray and bone densitometry. Mammography and nuclear medicine are available in the community at clinics. Our Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) allows for any referring physician or tertiary care hospitals to access all images we generate via a web server with authorized access.

Emergency Services
Our thriving ED sees more than 40,000 visits each year and approximately 130 visits each day. The department is divided into two sections: a 10-bed acute area and a Rapid Assessment Zone with five rooms and three reclining chairs. Remuneration is from an Alternative Payment Program.

General Surgery
There are currently four active general surgeons on staff who provide a wide variety of surgical care. Practice includes endoscopy and laparoscopy, with some support for more advanced laparoscopic procedures.

Internal Medicine
Headwaters Health Care Centre has 8 general internists who provide care in all subspecialties including 24-hour emergency coverage. They are supported by visiting oncologists, nephrologists, an endocrinologist and infectious disease specialists on a regular basis. The internists provide preceptoring to medical undergraduates and residents.

Headwaters Health Care Centre has four full-time OBS/GYN's and five midwives. HHCC has seen growth in its gynaecological practice due to demographic changes while holding its obstetrical volumes. Current volume is 750-800 obstetrical deliveries between three specialists and five midwives in a 135,000 catchment area.

There are currently two paediatricians on staff that provide care at Headwaters Health Care Centre.

Greater Dufferin Area Physician Search Committee

The Greater Dufferin Area Physician Search Committee is an all volunteer organization of individuals from across our community. They offer a range of services to assist family physicians and their families learn more about our community.

Personalized tours for you and your family can be arranged. They can answers all your questions about schools, employment, recreation etc. Hotel accommodation, car rentals and restaurant vouchers have all been donated by local businesses to introduce you to our area.

To find out more about the services offered take a look at the Physician Search Committee website at