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Opportunity ID:
2024-1463
Location:
Valley Regional Hospital
Kentville, Nova Scotia
Opportunity:
Permanent

Requisition ID: 177538 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 300,000 - 350,000 

Type of Remuneration: Daily Rate 

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

Valley Regional Hospital (VRH) is seeking physicians to join their collegial hospitalist team which is comprised of family medicine physicians with an interest for inpatient care, and internists. The program currently consists of five hospitalist lines covering 7-15 acute patients. The standard work week is 7 days on and 7 days off; however, open to discuss alternative scheduling such as weekend coverage, evening/overnight shifts, partial weeks, half days, etc. VRH is a close knit and very collegial site, providing ample support and a rewarding work experience. 

 

VRH opened its doors to patients in 1992. The hospital serves the people of Kings and Annapolis Counties, and provides specialty services as a referral centre for the Annapolis Valley and other areas of Western Nova Scotia. Located in Kentville, VRH is a 137 inpatient bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, and satellite care to approximately 80,000 residents. The facility completes approximately 5,800 cases/year with 800 deliveries/year. There is a full surgical program with after-hours surgical coverage for emergency and non-elective procedures.

 

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
  • obstetrics
  • occupational therapy
  • palliative care 
  • pediatrics
  • physiotherapy
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation services

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • be accountable for management of your panel of hospitalist patients
  • provide care and coordination of community-based care, and secondary and tertiary level heath care
  • operate within the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of Nova Scotia Health Authority 
  • participate in quality improvement and evaluation activities

Expected Hours

  • The standard work week is 7 days on, 7 days off - open to discuss alternative scheduling such as weekend coverage, evening/overnight shifts, partial weeks, etc.
  • Full line and half line available. Frequency can be negotiated.
  • 8 am-5 pm daily, 7 days a week for the week you are scheduled
  • Remuneration is a daily rate with a call rate per night on a weekend or weekday, plus fee-for-service billings for anyone seen after 5 pm and before 8 am

Qualifications

Community Details

Located in beautiful Annapolis Valley, Kentville is near several award-winning wineries, the Minas Basin - which boasts some of the highest tides in the world - and Acadia University. It offers a vibrant arts community, a strong emphasis on work-life balance, and a variety of well-developed outdoor activities for its 6,200 residents. All within just a one-hour drive to Halifax and an international airport, Kentville is a rural town close to urban amenities.

 

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. The Annapolis Basin is in the west and the Minas Basin 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! Watch: Have It All and More Than Medicine

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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