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Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Collaborative Practice: St. Francis Xavier University
Dates: September 1, 2017- April 27, 2018  (0.4 FTE)

Location: StFX University Health and Counselling Centre, Antigonish, Nova Scotia

We are a Collaborative Practice in partnership with the Nova Scotia Alternate Payment Plan (APP), where our physicians are compensated through a salary funding model, which allows them to be compensated for the range of services they provide in addition to standard patient care. Through the NS Department of Health and Wellness APP Program, the Locum Family Physician receives a guaranteed annual sum for working 15 hours per week during the Academic year, including 2.4 weeks’ vacation and CME.  This approach to funding creates a working environment that values time spent on prevention, health education and chronic disease management, and removes the financial obstacles to working as part of an inter-disciplinary team.  In addition to the Family Physician, members of the inter-disciplinary team include two Registered Nurses; a Nurse Practitioner; two Clinical Therapists, and a Counsellor.

Our clinic has a fully integrated Nightingale EMR system, and offers a warm, welcoming environment with professionally managed and courteous support staff who cover all aspects of administration including billing.  We offer a wide range of medical and mental health services to StFX students, in collaboration with specialty services that are offered by our community partners.
If you enjoy working in a team environment with many supports and resources available to you, flexible working hours, and the opportunity to work with a diverse young adult student population, I would welcome the opportunity to speak with you!

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Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

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