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Northern Zone
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Locum to Permanent

The Nova Scotia Health Authority's innovative Care by Design program provides residents of long term care facilities access to high quality and consistent primary care. Care by Design strives to achieve quality of life for our most frail seniors and an appropriate health care approach to meet their health needs. The program ensure comprehensive, collaborative and resident centered care. 
As a Care by Design physician, you will join dozens of existing family physicians on a collaborative team that is improving continuity and quality of resident care in long term care facilities, ensuring better safety of residents' medication regimens, reducing transfers to emergency departments, and empowering residents' to be participants in their care planning. 
Physicians are assigned to one geographical network, providing them with minimal travel and improved communication with facilities and residents. The networks allow for robust on-call services, more efficient training and supportive quality improvement opportunities. Physicians are assigned to one floor/ wing/ unit in a facility and visit no less than once per week at a scheduled time. After hours "on call" is supported by a group of physicians and are centrally managed. Physicians are paid for fee-for-service under NS MSI, an additional stipend is paid for on-call shifts and there are no overhead costs to participate in Care by Design.  
Currently immediate opportunities in Truro, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, West Hants

For more information contact Ashley Harnish, Health Services Manager for Care by Design. 902-717-0128 or 


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