Requisition ID: 117976
Opportunity Type: Permanent
Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 - 150,000
Type of Remuneration: Other
Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program
Department of Health & Wellness Incentives:
About This Opportunity
The Integrated Chronic Care Services team is currently seeking a part-time physician to join this collaborative and interdisciplinary team of health professionals. Located in Fall River, this 0.5 FTE position will provide comprehensive assessments and care planning for individuals with complex chronic conditions such as:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
- Environmental illnesses including Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
- Functional neurologic and gastrointestinal syndromes
- Multiple chronic conditions
The ICCS model is based on the premise that chronic disease outcomes are better managed by addressing the needs of the whole person with a focus on self-management support. With a team of interdisciplinary health care professionals, we integrate the physical, psychosocial and environmental needs of individuals by focusing on the person instead of the disease(s)/condition(s), improving functional health and quality of life. The care team includes: physicians, occupational therapists, a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, clinical therapists and a dietitian.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures; advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
- consultation and referral to other medical practitioners’
- act as a patient’s advocate
- prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
- report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements
This position is a 0.5FTE and is compensated through a salaried compensation model of approximately $10,340 per month. The position offers a competitive overhead rate. Scheduling is flexible, but physicians are expected to have regular weekly office hours to support team-based care and support care continuity Physicians in this role are expected to provide 70% clinical care, and 30% research activities. Research activities are integral to this role.
This position reports to the Head, Department of Family Practice, Central Zone for their professional and clinical activities, and to the Director, Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management, Central Zone and the Manager, Integrated Chronic Care Service for administrative activities delivered for the Program.
Because of the nature of the patient population, this is a completely scent-free environment, and all team members must adhere to this in this practice.
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Dalhousie is the leading graduate and research university of Atlantic Canada, with more than 18,500 students, including 3,500 in graduate programs, from 115 countries. Its medical school (www.medicine.dal.ca), founded in 1868, teaches scientific excellence and humanity in medicine, facilitates leading health research, influences social and health policy, and helps drive the regional economy. Through Dalhousie, the Department of Surgery is affiliated with New Brunswick’s Horizon Health Network and has additional affiliated staff throughout the Maritime provinces.
Nova Scotia Health (http://www.nshealth.ca) is the largest employer in the province. More than 23,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and 7,000 volunteers combine to provide care at more than 45 facilities throughout the province. The Central Zone provides core health services to 400,000 Halifax region residents (40% of the population of Nova Scotia) and tertiary and quaternary acute care services to residents of Atlantic Canada. The QEII Health Sciences Centre is the principal teaching hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University, and a centre for health care research. IWK Health Centre (https://www.iwk.nshealth.ca) provides quality care to women, children, youth, and families in the Maritimes and beyond.
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.