Family Medicine - Lunenburg

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

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Requisition ID: 34995

Opportunity Type: Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternate Payment Plan

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

Lunenburg Family Health, a well-established collaborative clinic since 2009, is seeking a full-time family physician to join their practice team of seven full-time physicians, one nurse practitioner, family practice nurse, addiction and mental health counselor, clinic manager, and administrative assistants. Each provider offers same day appointments one day a week for all patients of the clinic.

The clinic is located next to the 55-bed Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital (FMH), an acute care community hospital, where the opportunity exists to work as a preceptor with Dalhousie University medical students and residents. Primary care providers in Lunenburg have a close bond with many of the specialists and allied health professionals due to the outpatient and specialty ambulatory clinics offered at FMH.

Located in Lunenburg, FMH provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, long-term care (LTC), and community-based services. It has 30 beds in addition to a 23 bed Veteran’s Unit. The hospital is well-equipped with diagnostic and treatment services.

In addition, Ambulatory Care has many clinic services throughout the week:

general surgery
internal medicine
nutrition and diabetes counseling clinic
plastic surgery
vascular surgery
worker’s compensation

Alternative Level of Care unit (12 beds)
cardiac respiratory services
diagnostic imaging (X-ray)
emergency medicine
family medicine
maternal and child services
medical unit (six beds)
mental health and addiction services day program
midwife clinic
occupational therapy
palliative care consultation service
restorative care unit (12 beds)

Physicians are responsible for up to six inpatients at a given time who are in the hospital units of restorative care rehab, alternate level of care, medical, and Veteran’s long-term care.

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 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
on call (1:7) for inpatients, additional call stipend paid
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 would be considered an asset.
Community Details

Lunenburg is a most desirable community for a wide range of individuals. Here, you live in a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist – always amidst natural breathtaking beauty. It is a tourist hub during the summer months as it is rich with heritage and vibrant activity. All year-round, residents enjoy the diverse local shops and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.

Lunenburg is steeped in art, music, and culture. There is an abundance of opportunity to take part in community groups like an active heritage society, book clubs, and writing clubs. The town boasts some of the finest restaurants in the Maritimes, yet you will likely find that favourite little coffee shop or pub to meet with friends and family. Art galleries are found on almost every street and live theatre or musical event is never far away. Lunenburg attracts festivals every year like Folk Harbour Music Festival, Festival of Crafts, and Folk Art Festival.

Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a golf court, a curling rink, bowling alley, swimming pool, and a community centre overflow with stimulating activities. As a port town, you will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking trails that overlook the working waterfront.
From anywhere in town, the hospital is only a few minutes away. Lunenburg is also only 15-20 minutes away from the Town of Bridgewater, an active community 15-20 minutes away which contains big shopping stores, multiplex theatre, and South Short Regional Hospital.

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