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Opportunity ID:
2022-0851
Location:
Integrated Chronic Care Service
Fall River, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:

Requisition ID: 137516 

Opportunity Type: Temporary 

Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 - 150,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program 

For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca

About This Opportunity

In Sept 2021 NSH established the provincial Post COVID Service supporting those individuals with persistent health needs and functional impairment as a result of their COVID-19 diagnosis. Specifically, this service supports those with COVID-19 symptoms greater than 12 weeks after initial diagnosis. The team is currently seeking a part-time physician to join this innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary team of health professionals. Located in Fall River, this 0.5FTE position will provide comprehensive assessment and care planning for individuals with their Post COVID medical needs. 

The Post COVID Team is embedded in the long standing Integrated Chronic Care Service (ICCS). 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 Post COVID team includes: Post COVID Navigator, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Clinical Therapist as well as ad hoc supports from the existing ICCS team.

For more details about this service, interested physicians are encouraged to explore our website, myCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca 

This position is a one year term, 0.5FTE and is compensated through a sessional funding compensation model of approximately $6,500 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.

For more information, please contact Ashley Harnish, Health Services Manager for ICCS via email at Ashley.Harnish@nshealth.ca

Responsibilities

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

Expected Hours

  • Part-time, 0.5FTE

Qualifications

Community Details

Fall River is a suburban community located in Nova Scotia, Canada within the Halifax Regional Municipality. It is located north-northeast of the Bedford Basin, northeast of Bedford and Lower Sackville and north of Waverley.

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.

 

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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.