Requisition ID: 163187
Opportunity Type: Permanent
Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000
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 the Opportunity
The Annapolis Valley Region is seeking applications for a permanent full-time certified Geriatrician to join the senior care team to provide coverage in the Annapolis Valley. A supportive interdisciplinary senior care team is in place and consists of nurses, social workers, administrative assistant, and program manager. The successful candidate will be joining a growing geriatric team within the Western Zone. In addition to playing an important clinical role, collaboration and consultation to family physicians and medical specialists using a shared-care model is key.
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified candidates must have Royal College certification (or equivalent) in Geriatric Medicine. Preference will be given based on full time experience in geriatric medicine. Candidates must be eligible for specialty licensure in Nova Scotia and must be able to independently commute to a variety of care settings served by this service; care is provided in all care settings in the area including hospital, home, long-term care, and assisted living residences. The physician works closely with the senior care team.
The beautiful Annapolis Valley has community hospitals in Middleton, and Annapolis Royal as well as Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) in Kentville. VRH serves a catchment area of 80,000, has 137 beds and provides the following services:
- ambulatory care
- cardiovascular services
- clinical dietetics
- community cancer services
- diagnostic imaging
- emergency medicine
- intensive care unit
- laboratory services
- medical and surgical unit
- mental health and addiction services
- occupational therapy
- palliative care
- rehabilitation services
- provide full scope of practice as an internist and geriatrician
- provide office-based, hospital, on call, and ICU support as required
- contribute to and participate in teaching programs and activities
- contribute to and participate in other administrative responsibilities as assigned
- provide support to your own site but also to others in the Western Zone if required, which will include travelling clinics.
- responsible to the Zone Department Head for Internal Medicine for their professional responsibilities and quality of practice
- operate within the Medical Staff Bylaws of Nova Scotia Health Authority
- on call requirements to be determined based on the needs of the community
- Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
- Eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
- Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
The beautiful Annapolis Valley spans across over 100 km between two parallel mountains - the north and south - and is rich in both history and culture. There is a diverse agricultural industry with an abundance of farmer markets in various communities. The Valley is home to several award-winning wineries as well as Acadia University. The Annapolis Basin is in the west and the Minas Basin - which boasts some of the highest tides in the world - in the east. There are many communities throughout the Annapolis Valley all with their unique qualities and charm! Vibrant arts, museums, hiking & biking trails, live theatre, parks, recreational activities, cafes and restaurants along with specialty shops are just some examples of what you'll find. There is lots to do and see in the Annapolis Valley! Have It All
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.