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Opportunity ID:
2023-1067
Location:
Weymouth Medical Centre
Weymouth, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Permanent

Requisition ID: 147222 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 365,000 

Type of Remuneration: LFM - Longitudinal Family Medicine 

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

Weymouth Medical Centre is seeking a full-time family physician to work in a fully equipped clinic, including a computer system. There is an opportunity, approximately 20 minutes east, to be part of a collaborative family practice team (physicians, nurse practitioners, family practice nurse, licensed practical nurse and diabetes centre team) at the Digby & Area Health Services Centre which is located next door to the Digby General Hospital. If interested, opportunities in supporting inpatient coverage and emergency department coverage would be available at Digby General Hospital.

 

Digby General Hospital, historically founded in 1924, provides medical care to residents of the surrounding areas including primary, inpatient, restorative, and ambulatory care as well as day surgery. Located in Digby, the 20-bed medical and alternate level of care (ALC) unit works closely with the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in Annapolis Royal and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. DGH also has a 13-bed restorative care unit that supports patients through rehabilitation. 

Services include:

  • cardiac respiratory services
  • continuing care
  • diagnostic imaging
  • emergency medicine
  • laboratory services
  • medical unit
  • mental health and addiction services
  • palliative care
  • physiotherapy
  • public health services
  • occupational therapy
  • nutrition and diabetes counseling
  • speech therapy
  • telehealth room services

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 (new primary care providers)
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of 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 when required and emergency opportunities if interested
  • 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

  • full time or part time permanent

Qualifications

Community Details

The historic Village of Weymouth is near St. Mary’s Bay, on the border between the Municipality of the County of Digby and the French Acadian Municipality of Clare with its rich Acadian Culture. Schools provide access to an English, French or Bilingual education. The Université Sainte-Anne is 15 minutes away which offers amenities to the public.

 

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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