Requisition ID: 151312
Opportunity Type: Locum
Estimated Annual Salary: 200,000 - 250,000
Type of Remuneration: Other
Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs:
For information and to determine eligibility for Department of Health and Wellness Incentives, please contact Physician.Resources@novascotia.ca
About This Opportunity
The Newcomer Health Clinic is seeking a Family Physician to join this collaborative team consisting of Family Physicians, Registered Nurses, and administrative support for a 6 month locum opportunity. This practice provides services that include ensuring up-to-date vaccinations, chronic disease management, and routine primary care. The Newcomer Health Clinic provides preventative health and primary medical services for government assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and refugee claimants in the greater Halifax area. Patients are supported with finding and transitioning to a family practice in the community within a two year period, and professional health interpretation services are provided for patients as needed.
For more information, please contact Dr. Tim Holland at Timothy.Holland@dal.ca.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Examine patients and take their histories, order diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures
- Advise patients on health care, health promotion, and disease prevention
- Consultation and referral to other medical practitioners
- Act as a patient’s advocate
- Prescribe and administer medications and treatments, inoculations and vaccinations
- Report births, deaths, contagious and other diseases as per Nova Scotia Public Health requirements
Halifax, the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia's capital city, sits in the center of Nova Scotia's east coast and is an important seaport that looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbours.
Halifax is a perfect paradox. We are where land meets sea, old meets new, urban meets rural, and traditional meets trendy. We balance a relaxing pace with modern urban amenities and affordability with world class-experiences. We value our strong historical ties but drive to shake up the norm. This perfect balance makes Halifax one of the best places in the world to visit, no matter what a visitor is looking for: see for yourself in this video!
Nature lovers will find sandy beaches, beautiful gardens, hiking, birding, and beachcombing. Urbanites can enjoy the symphony, live theatre, art galleries, and museums, along with a lively nightlife that includes brewpubs and a great culinary scene.
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.