Requisition ID: 154485
Opportunity Type: Permanent
Estimated Annual Salary: 50,000 - 100,000
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
The Mental Health and Addiction Program (MHAP) located at the Lunenburg Recovery Support Centre at Fisherman's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg is seeking a part-time 0.1 FTE physician (position can be combined with other available FTE's) to work within a collaborative inter-professional clinical team, providing evidence-informed withdrawal management and related mental health and addiction care in an outpatient withdrawal management setting. The Consultant would provide telephone consultative support to primary care physicians and nurse practitioners, emergency department physicians, community pharmacists and acute care inpatient physicians in recognizing and managing substance use disorders. Work hours will be Monday - Friday onsite between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. There may be an opportunity to provide virtual care, which can be explored with further discussion with Dr. Martell. Learn more about the Nova Scotia Health Recovery Support Centres.
Application Requirement: Please submit via email your expression of interest and CV outlining your experience in relation to the accountabilities for the position to Patti Smith, Patti.Smith@nshealth.ca, Physician Recruitment Consultant for the Western Zone.
- assess and manage substance use disorder(s)
- work with the clinical team to initiate and monitor withdrawal management protocols
- assess and manage other medical and psychiatric disorders as indicated
- conduct risk assessments and interventions for suicide, self/harm or harm to others
- develop and implement care and discharge plans in collaboration with the client, clinical team, and family
- support the facilitation transitions of care across a variety of settings
- provide trauma-informed and culturally safe care
- provide brief interventions related to substance use and concurrent disorders
- maintain timely, clear, and accurate health records in adherence to Nova Scotia Health documentation policies
The MHAP Addition Medicine Consult Service will operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The rotation between the Western Zone Recovery Support Center sites would be discussed with Dr David Martell.
- Clinical experience in practicing addiction medicine is an asset, but not a requirement
- Experience working in a medical withdrawal management service is an asset; *If no clinical experience in medical withdrawal management, training and mentoring opportunities are available for those with limited or no clinical experience in this setting.
Lunenburg is a most desirable community for a wide range of individuals. Here, you live in a peaceful place where the air is fresh, the climate is moderate, and where all modern amenities exist – always amidst natural breathtaking beauty. It is a tourist hub during the summer months as it is rich with heritage and vibrant activity. All year-round residents enjoy the diverse local shops, working waterfront, and farmers markets that are never more than a few minutes away.
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Lunenburg is an amazing town to raise a family with a new P - 9 school featuring French immersion programs, it is a safe community with great neighbors. Recreation is abundant. Tennis courts, a golf course, a curling rink, yacht club, bowling alley, swimming pool, and a community centre overflow with stimulating activities. As a port town, you will often find yourself on well-groomed hiking trails that overlook the ocean. From anywhere in town, the hospital is only a few minutes away. Lunenburg is also only 20 minutes away from the Town of Bridgewater, an active community which contains "big box" shopping, multiplex theatre, and South Shore Regional Hospital. Build the life and career you want in Lunenburg, starting with this video: Practice Here Now
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.