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Opportunity ID:
2023-0952
Location:
Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Opportunity:
Permanent

Requisition ID: 150008 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 100,000 - 150,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan 

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

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

About This Opportunity

Mud Creek Medical Clinic, in New Minas, is a seeking a part-time physician to join the team in this collaborative practice. There are currently five physicians, two family practice nurses, a social worker (one day/week) and an OTP Clinical Outreach Worker once/week along with an in-house full-service retail pharmacy located in the building. The electronic medical record (EMR) is Med Access with Pomelo for online bookings, appointment reminders as well as confidential messaging. Some minor procedures are performed on-site, while more significant procedures can be performed at nearby Valley Regional Hospital, Western Kings Memorial Health Centre or Eastern Kings Community Health Centre. Some physicians and RNs at Mud Creek specialize in Opiate Replacement Treatment as well as transgender health.

 

Be the type of physician you want to be in Nova Scotia. With an increasing focus on team-based care, the opportunity exists to shape your practice to whatever size and scale you desire including inpatient care at nearby Valley Regional Health Centre, emergency coverage, after-hours clinic in Berwick and Wolfville, surgical assists to name a few services available. Physicians have an opportunity to work as a preceptor with medical students and residents as well. 
 

Responsibilities

  • ensure the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to patients of all ages and stages of health or illness
  • be accountable for appropriate workload and practice
  • continuum of patient care with health care providers within your practice and/or community
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • build to capacity within the first two years
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • work toward same day or next day access for the practice population
  • work in collaboration with other team members in the practice to best suit the community’s health needs
  • work with other providers to provide after-hours access and emergency coverage when required
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities
  • utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) and record all relevant patient details in a provincially approved EMR which is accessible to all collaborating team members
  • 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 with option to move to full-time hours

Qualifications

Community Details

New Minas is a prosperous village with over 4,000 residents. It is considered to be the shopping centre of the Annapolis Valley with the ever-expanding business community. New Minas is near several award-winning wineries, the Minas Basin which boasts some of the highest tides in the world, and Acadia University. All within just a one-hour drive to Halifax and an international airport.

 

The enviable combination of urban amenities and rural natural beauty offers an excellent quality of life for the people that live here. Nova Scotia offers the medical professional opportunities found in larger cities while maintaining a work-life balance in livable, walkable, and affordable communities. Watch: Have It All!

 

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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Incentives

Western Zone: Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West

The best of the land matched with the best of the sea. Of anywhere in Nova Scotia, the Western Zone may best represent this wonderfully intriguing – and tasty – marriage. Between the countless lighthouses that dot the coastline, authentic fishing villages bring in their catch. And thanks to the valley’s fertile soil, and dedicated vintners, a glass of world-class wine can always accompany your fresh seafood.