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Opportunity ID:
2020-0599
Location:
Dartmouth General Hospital
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Locum

Requisition ID: 35053 

Opportunity Type: Locum 

Estimated Annual Salary: 250,000 - 300,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:  

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives:  

 

About This Opportunity

Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH) is seeking locum hospitalists to join their team. The majority of patients within this hospital are rostered to our team of seven hospitalists, with the Internal Medicine Department primarily serving as a consulting service. Also, the hospitalists cover call for a Quick Response Team (QRT) which attends a variety of emergencies outside of the code blue with an expected 15 minute response time. Dartmouth General Hospital is an acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency, inpatient and outpatient, medical, surgical, and critical care that has been operating since 1976. Located in Dartmouth, it serves approximately 300,000 people each year from Dartmouth and Halifax Regional Municipality. 

DGH has 122 inpatient beds and 8 intensive care unit beds. The facility offers extensive outpatient services, outreach programs, and medical diagnostics and also has an extensive surgical program, including:

  • general surgery
  • urology
  • gynecology
  • ear nose and throat
  • orthopedics
  • plastic surgery
  • oral maxillofacial
  • ophthalmology
  • vascular
  • dentistry

 

Services: 

  • anesthesiology
  • cancer and supportive care
  • respiratory services
  • emergency medicine
  • diagnostic imaging (general radiography, mammography, CT scanning)
  • laboratory services
  • renal dialysis
  • pharmacy
  • medical and surgical unit
  • rehabilitation services
  • physiotherapy
  • gynecology
  • occupational therapy
  • volunteer services
  • general surgery
  • plastic surgery
  • otolaryngology (ENT: ear nose and throat)
  • nutrition and diabetic counselling

To learn more about DGH, view this short video.

Responsibilities

  • provide direct patient care for patients admitted to the hospitalist service at the DGH
  • provide a full range of clinical care that includes but is not limited to requesting consultation as required, the completion of patient referral form, and associated patient follow-up
  • ensure all laboratory, imaging, and other reports initiated by the Physician are received and reviewed
  • ensure that patients are appropriately notified/consulted regarding results in a timely manner 
  • coordinate care with members of the interprofessional team for the provision of quality care, including regular interdisciplinary team meetings, quality rounds, and quality reviews
  • demonstrate a commitment to delivering the highest quality care and maintenance of competence
  • participate in systemic quality process evaluation and improvement such as patient safety and practice audit
  • attend site-based physician meetings as outlined by the Head, Department of Family Practice, Central Zone

Expected Hours

  • locum, full-time, or part-time
  • schedule is flexible (typical full-time schedule is two weeks on/two weeks off or one week on/one week off)
  • participate in weekend call (1:4 for full-time)
  • participate in overnight call (2 shifts/month for full-time)

Qualifications

Community Details

Known affectionately as the City of Lakes, Dartmouth sits across the harbour from Halifax, sharing its urban energy and cosmopolitan feel but with a charm all its own: see for yourself, here

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.  
 

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

 

Next Steps...

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Recruitment Process

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Incentives

Central Zone: Halifax, Eastern Shore, and Windsor-West Hants

From the modern yet historic city of Halifax, to the rugged and wild Eastern Shore, this region of Nova Scotia is a compelling study of contrasts. The largest city east of Montreal, Halifax is the cosmopolitan centre, bursting with restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. But just a short drive (or bike ride) out of the city, the allure of nature envelopes you. Imagine dinner and the theatre at night, surfing and hiking the next morning.