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Opportunity ID:
2023-1086
Location:
Aberdeen Hospital
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Locum

Requisition ID: 135834 

Opportunity Type: Locum Permanent Available

Estimated Annual Salary: 350,000 - 400,000 

Type of Remuneration: APP- Alternative Payment Plan FFS - Fee for Service for permanant position

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs: Relocation Program; Site Visit Program Available for permanent physicians

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

About the Opportunity

Aberdeen Hospital (AH) is seeking locum Internal Medicine general internists to join their team that provides 24/7 in-patient consultation and on call shifts (full time permanent is also available), see information below about the Locum Incentive Program being offered for this position.

Locum Physicians are required to be licensed by the CPSNS, or eligible for Licensure by CPSNS. 

 

Locum Incentive Eligibility for Specialists

DHW approval via Medical Services Insurance (MSI) may be requested if any Core Specialty Service approved for 24/7/365 coverage (as demonstrated through the facility on call program) requires more than a 1 in 4 call requirements due to any of the following reasons:

  • Unscheduled leave of physician in any approved position due to illness or any other unanticipated event that will result in pending or immediate clinical service delivery issues 
  • Approved Vacant Specialist positions (up to and beyond six months) 
  • Any other specialty services that are key to health system function can be approved by the DHW upon recommendation by the VP Medicine.
  • All specialty services provided at the QEII are not eligible for the locum program. 
  • Services to be provided by Locum Physicians

 

Aberdeen Hospital (AH), originally founded in 1895 and located in the historic town of New Glasgow, is the regional acute care facility serving residents of Pictou County. Completed in 2017, the emergency department at AH underwent an extensive redevelopment to improve the layout and workflow of the existing space. All rooms are equipped with critical care equipment, and the 25,000 square-foot space features two isolation rooms and specialty rooms including triage rooms and two trauma bays with direct access to the helipad. The Level 2 emergency department provides 24/7 access to emergency services. AH offers a wide range of primary and secondary services through inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services and programs.
Services:
•    anesthesiology
•    cancer and supportive care
•    diagnostic imaging
•    emergency medicine
•    family medicine
•    general surgery
•    internal medicine
•    maternal and child services
•    mental health and addiction services
•    nutrition and diabetic counselling
•    obstetrics and gynecology
•    occupational therapy
•    ophthalmology
•    orthopedics
•    palliative care
•    pediatrics
•    physiotherapy
•    psychiatry
•    radiology

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    For Specialists:

    • Hospital coverage including on-call
    • Office coverage where indicated
    • Payment Rates to Locum Physician

    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 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

    Expected Hours

    • Full-Time 
    • On-call requirement 

    Qualifications

    • 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)
    • Internal Medicine with Gastroenterology subspecialty or special interest is preferred, but not mandatory

    Community Details

    Established in 1835, the historical town of New Glasgow is in Pictou County. Overlooking the banks of the East River of Pictou, New Glasgow is at the center of the province's fourth largest urban area. 
    Comprised of the five towns of New Glasgow (location of the Aberdeen Hospital), the County of Pictou, Pictou, Trenton, Stellarton, Westville, and Pictou Landing First Nation, Pictou County is ideally situated along the Northumberland Strait. You’ll find a welcoming community with hard-working and down-to-earth people, enjoying a balanced lifestyle. Just minutes from beautiful beaches, join us and fill your lungs with salty sea air, and enjoy the urban-rural mix that Pictou County has to offer. In your practice, enjoy a collegial atmosphere with access to the tools you need to do your job.
     
    Rich in culture, entertainment, and history, come and build the fast- or slow-paced life you desire in Pictou County.
     
    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 (NSH) 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.

    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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