Requisition ID: 157847
Opportunity Type: Locum
Estimated Annual Salary: $350,000-$400,000
Type of Remuneration: FFS- fee for service
Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Yes
For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca
About the Opportunity
Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre (CRHCC) is looking for a 6 month locum to cover General Internal Medicine, call, inpatient and outpatient. The Internal Medicine group provides consulting service to Cumberland Regional Health Centre (all inpatient units) and surrounding Community Hospitals. In addition to providing consulting services, they are the MRP for ICU patients, which includes 5 beds and 2 stepdown beds. All members provide inpatient and outpatient consultant services. The department has access to CT scan, transthoracic echo, pulmonary function lab and exercise stress lab and treat a vast array of medical patients typical of General Internal Medicine and it's subspecialties including critically ill patients.
CRHCC opened to patients in 2002. It provides high-quality, efficient care to residents of Amherst and surrounding areas as well as specialty services for residents of Cumberland County. Located in Upper Nappan just on the outskirts of Amherst, CRHCC has 46 inpatient beds. It offers a wide range of programs and services including primary and secondary services through in-patient, outpatient, and satellites:
- ambulatory care
- cancer and supportive care
- cardiac respiratory services
- chronic pain services
- diabetes education services
- diagnostic imaging
- dietary and nutrition services
- emergency medicine
- general medicine
- intensive care unit
- internal medicine
- laboratory services
- medical and surgical unit
- mental health and addiction services
- obstetrics and gynecology
- occupational therapy
- palliative care
- volunteer services
Locum Inventive Eligibility for Specialists
The following will be paid to physicians for providing locum coverage as noted above:
- Minimum daily income guarantee- $1200/day plus an additional subsidy amount up to $400/day (or ICU funding where applicable)
- NSHA will consult with MSI (as administrator of Department of Health & Wellness-DHW programming) to estimate and determine the amount of the additional subsidy (on top of the daily income guarantee) based on but not limited to, contract rates, FFS billings, etc. DHW will make final determination
- Physicians will have the option of billing FFS, in which case all criteria other than the income guarantee and additional subsidy will apply.
- Per Diem at $175/day-Mileage & bridge tolls (as per locum program guidelines)
- Required CPSNS Licensing fees (if applicable)
- Cover flight costs – up to a maximum of $1000 (receipts required)
- Cover 100% of accommodations
- $100 per hour for drive time – up to maximum of $300 each way
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Provide hospital and call support (for ICU and Internal Medicine) as required
Participate in outpatient care
Provide advice and counsel to nearby rural hospitals
On call requirement
Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS) Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Eligible for certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
The Town of Amherst is located at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. Known as the gateway to Nova Scotia's culture and heritage, Amherst is the second largest "small town" in Nova Scotia and is known for its vibrant and active community. Home to the Amherst Ramblers, a junior hockey league, a popular running club, and an annual baseball tournament, an active lifestyle is present in everyday life. Walk, run, cycle, snowshoe or ski along Amherst’s picturesque 1.25 km marshside trail! No matter the season, there is something in Amherst for everyone.
In addition to sport recreation activities, Amherst has an abundance of heritage centres that promote the tourism and business sector. With dozens of independent boutiques, services, restaurants, and chain stores, you'll find all you need here. We are a central hub in close proximity to. We're just a two hour drive from Halifax, 90 minutes from Stanfield International Airport, an hour from Prince Edward Island, and 40 minutes from Moncton, New Brunswick.
For more info please visit: Amherst Health Care Recruitment
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.