Family Medicine - Shelburne

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Shelburne, NS (30+ days ago)

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Requisition ID: 35573

Opportunity Type: Locum

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000

Type of Remuneration: FFS - Fee For Service

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives: Debt Assistance; Family Medicine Bursary Program; Tuition Relief

About This Opportunity

Shelburne Family Practice is seeking a full-time family practice physician to join their team of family physicians, family practice nurse, and nurse practitioners. The position involves inpatient responsibilities at Roseway Hospital (RH) and clinic work. If interested, emergency department coverage is available as well.

RH provides health care services to approximately 15,000 Shelburne County residents including inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care as well as primary, ambulatory, and emergency care.

Located in Shelburne, RH has 19 inpatient beds and works closely with other health care facilities in Yarmouth, Kentville, Liverpool, Bridgewater, and Halifax. Shelburne County also has a new collaborative practice clinic that provides the opportunity to mentor medical residents enrolled in the Dalhousie Family Medicine Program.

RH provides a range of primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellite programs:

Barrington clinic
stroke clinic
bereavement group

Services:
audiology
cardiac care
continuing care
diagnostic imaging
emergency medicine
gastroenterology
internal medicine
laboratory services (Lockeport)
outpatient mental health and addiction services
nutrition and diabetes counseling
obstetrics & gynecology
otolaryngology
physiotherapy
plastic surgery
recreation therapy
speech language pathology
surgery unit
Responsibilities
ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
continuum of patient care with health care providers within your practice and/or community
provide care and coordination of community-based care, secondary and tertiary level heath care
build to capacity within the first two years
operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
work toward same day or next day access for the practice population
work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
work with other providers to provide after-hours access and emergency coverage when required
participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members
Expected Hours
full-time or part-time
Qualifications
all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP)
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
College of Family Physicians of Canada ER certification considered an asset
Community Details

Conveniently located an hour from the Yarmouth Ferry and just two hours from Halifax, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, the Town of Shelburne is a unique, rural community with a lot to experience.

Our Municipality offers lighthouses, rugged coastlines, white sand beaches, fishing villages with colourful boats and neighbourly people. You can cycle our rural roads, walk our trails, go fishing in our lakes and rivers, paddle in the ocean or sit back and bird watch. For the golfer, we have a beautiful 18 hole golf course in Clyde River and in Birchtown, you can take a guided tour of the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and Historical Site, the first freed black settlement in North America. Each day in Sandy Point when the tide is low, you can walk to the lighthouse and in the summer, stop at their Community Centre to enjoy refreshments and ice cream.

The Municipality boasts a rich maritime history and the third best natural harbour in the world. We invite you to come and give yourself a rest from life’s hustle and bustle, where you can enjoy everything we have to offer at your own pace. We value a quality of life that is second to none and we want to share this with you. Learn more about living and practicing Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine.