Hospitalist - Truro
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Truro, Nova, Ca
2d ago

Requisition ID : 35144

Opportunity Type : Permanent

Estimated Annual Salary : 250,000 - 300,000

Type of Remuneration : Daily Rate

Site Visit & Reallocation Allowance Programs : Relocation Program; Site Visit Program

Department of Health & Wellness Incentives : Debt Assistance; Tuition Relief

Other Incentives :

About This Opportunity

Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) is seeking a hospitalist to join their team to provide services to acute medicine floors and stroke unit.

CEHHC is the regional stroke site for Colchester, East Hants, and Cumberland Counties,

The stroke team consists of numerous health care professionals, and is led by an internal medicine specialist, who provides stroke care recommendations with the hospitalist acting as the attending physician.

This program also accepts stroke patients from Cumberland County after they have been assessed by an internal medicine specialist in that region.

CEHHC opened its doors to patients in 2012. Located in Truro, it serves as the main acute care facility for the residents of Colchester and East Hants Counties.

Rooted in community support, the health centre has 122 inpatient beds and offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, and satellite services.

Services :

  • addiction services
  • ambulatory care
  • anesthesiology
  • cancer and supportive care
  • cardio respiratory
  • chronic pain services
  • diabetes education services
  • diagnostic imaging
  • dialysis unit
  • dietary and nutrition services
  • emergency medicine
  • hearing and speech
  • inpatient psychiatric unit
  • intensive care unit
  • laboratory services
  • medical units
  • mental health outpatient services
  • nutrition and diabetic counselling
  • obstetrics
  • palliative care
  • pharmacy
  • public health
  • rehabilitation services inpatient and outpatient
  • respiratory therapy
  • spiritual care services
  • surgical unit
  • urology service
  • volunteer services
  • women and children’s unit / services
  • wound care services
  • Responsibilities

  • participate in call responsibilities
  • accept admissions from the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Maternal Child Unit (i.e. infants), and transfers from other facilities
  • be available to care for all patients within the hospitalist program until 8 a.m. the following morning
  • respond to calls from the nursing units in a timely manner (10-20 minutes)
  • be onsite within 20 minutes from being requested
  • rotate call coverage throughout the week on a three-week recurring schedule
  • Expected Hours

  • rotations are on a weekly basis from Friday 5 p.m. - Friday 5 p.m.
  • all hospitalists will transfer care at the same date and time
  • two nights of call per week
  • Qualifications

  • all applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (CPSNS)
  • all family physicians must be eligible for certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
  • membership with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)
  • Community Details

    Truro is home to more than 12,000 residents and a thriving business community. Residents of Truro enjoy active living. They often boast about Victoria Park, a natural 400 acre woodland park in the centre of town, and their state-of-the art recreation centre ( Rath Eastlink Community Centre ) that offers an NHL sized arena, a competition-sized (25m) swimming pool, a water slide, a fitness centre, and a rock climbing wall.

    Truro is known for its excellent education offerings for students of all ages in English and French, particularly its highschool level arts programs and extra-curricular performances.

    Truro is home to a campus for Nova Scotia Community College , The Institute of Human Services Education , and the Agricultural Campus of Dalhousie University .

    Truro is conveniently located less than one hour's commute to Halifax and 30 minutes to the Halifax International Airport.

  • Locally-crafted wine? Winter adventures? Fresh lobster? This beautiful part of the province has something for everyone. It'
  • s as diverse in landscape as it is in recreational opportunities. Spanning from the warm water beaches of the Northumberland Straight to the surreally stunning Bay of Fundy , the region features vibrant towns, the province’s best downhill skiing, festivals and events galore, and a terroir ideal for the production of wine.

    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.

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